World, World27.12.2016 Karin Heinze
Not an easy year - politically as well as for the organic industry. Although turnover is still growing political developments as in the UK, in Turkey and the US will all impact on to the organic sector. The worldwide organic movement is working on new ideas and is fighting very hard against GMO and pesticides. Looking back over the organic year, we are summarising important events, market data, developments, trends and reports from Europe and across the world. Please join us for our review! Many more themes are available in our archive and on YouTube and Twitter.
World, World07.12.2016 Editor
The German Minister for the Environment, Barbara Hendricks, has taken a clear stand against any release of genetically engineered organisms inheriting a 'gene drive'.
World, World06.12.2016 Editor
Gene drive technology poses serious and potentially irreversible threats to biodiversity, as well as national sovereignty, peace, and food security, declare 160 global groups at the COP13 meetings in Cancun, Mexico.
World, World02.12.2016 Editor
Since its release in fall 2015 "Organic 3.0 for Truly Sustainable Farming and Consumption" has received feedback from stakeholders all over the world as a way to further refine and improve the ideas contained in it.
World, World25.11.2016 Editor
The “4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate” aims to demonstrate that agriculture, and agricultural soils in particular, can play a crucial role where food security and climate change are concerned.
World, World24.11.2016 Editor
The organic community comes to Germany every year and meets at Biofach and Vivaness in Nuremberg. From 15th to 18th February 2017, Germany is to be the country of the year.
World, World23.11.2016 Editor
Regeneration International (RI) and Open Team, in partnership with 17 organizations launched The Regeneration Hub (RHub) at the COP22 Climate Summit.
World, World18.11.2016 Editor
Syngenta is besides Monsanto an example of big chemical companies that pollute environment and try to control the food supply. The Swiss corporation is the largest pesticide producer in the world.
World, World16.11.2016 Editor
Both the hearings of the Monsanto Tribunal and the parallel People’s Assembly were a great success. The victims are very happy that their voices have been heard, media coverage was positive especially in France and Germany.
World, World11.11.2016 Editor
All the Monsanto Tribunal and People’s Assembly's multimedia material is completed now and available on Monsanto Tribunal website: pictures, short interviews and all the videos from the two days of hearings in The Hague, translated into different languages.
World, World08.11.2016 Editor
IFOAM – Organics International is attending the COP22 climate talks to speak out on behalf of the organic food and farming community and to raise awareness of the urgent need to make organic agriculture part of a climate change solution.
World, World05.11.2016 Editor
The documentary, “We feed the world,” already showed the tremendous amount of food that is being wasted worldwide every day. The global weight of food waste is estimated at 1.6 billion tons of "primary product equivalents."
World, World23.10.2016 Karin Heinze
The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.
World, World20.10.2016 Editor
Monsanto and the Poison Cartel are guilty of crimes against our planet and humanity. This is the verdict from the People’s Assembly organized in the Hague alongside the Monsanto Tribunal.
World, World20.10.2016 Editor
The Bayer-Monsanto deal has many people worried worldwide. Over 780,000 signatures were submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in order to warn elected officials about the threat that this company merger could pose to worldwide agriculture.
World, World18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly has taken place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October. Our blog gives details of the event.
World, World18.10.2016 Karin Heinze
André Leu is President of IFOAM Organics International. At the People´s Assembly and Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague October 14 - 16, 2016 we asked him about his expectations of the event and the possible perspectives for the future.
World, World13.10.2016 Editor
Tribunals are being launched because of serious crimes to accuse and punish crimes against humanity. The Monsanto Tribunal and the People's Assembly will take place in The Hague from 14 to 16 October.
World, World11.10.2016 Editor
On 24 September, the board of Monsanto agreed to accept the offer of Bayer to purchase Monsanto for $66 billion pending regulatory approval. The outcome will depend on the European Commission’s decision in Brussels.
World, World08.10.2016 Editor
Over 800 organizations from around the world are supporting and participating in this process while over 100 people's assemblies and tribunals are being held across the world.
World, World16.09.2016 Editor
Malnutrition and eating the wrong kind of food are sometimes the biggest problems faced by refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran in the reception camps in Greece and Italy.
World, World15.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The German chemicals corporation Bayer has announced the friendly take-over of its US competitor Monsanto. Bayer is paying Monsanto shareholders US$128 per share - a premium of 44 % on the quoted price.
World, World13.09.2016 Leo Frühschütz
The objective is clear: people producing organic goods must earn enough to live on. But do importers in fact pay prices that enable the producers and the workers in the fields and plantations to have a decent standard of living? If the answer is that they often don't, what does that mean for the specialist organic trade?
World, World09.09.2016 Redaktion
The global natural and organic personal care market is expected to value around $21 million by the end of 2024.
World, World30.08.2016 Redaktion
Because consumers become more and more aware of the advantages of organic soy-milk and the number of lactose-intolerances is growing, the demand for soy-based products is steadily increasing.