The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa and the Belgian platform Beyond Chocolate have committed to joining forces for a more sustainable cocoa value chain. They did this by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
On July 29, humanity has used nature’s resource budget for the entire year: It is Earth Overshoot Day. The date has moved up two months over the past 20 years. This year is the earliest date ever.
The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) reported the find of unapproved genetically modified wheat on an unplanted field in the US state of Washington. The wheat was modified to be resistance against the herbicide Roundup.
From 16 to 18 May 2019, the international organic scene gathered in China at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The 13th round of Biofach China was extremely successful, informs the press office. Find out more details.
Entries are now open for this year’s Sustainable Beauty Awards organised by Ecovia Intelligence. There are five categories.
New Zealand’s very first Export Organic Onions have arrived in Europe. Read from which grower they came from.
In the Indian state Haryana, a small farmer has illegally planted genetically modified eggplants. Environmental activists fear that this is not an isolated case and demand decisive action from the authorities – so far without success.
President Donald Trump has ordered the revision of the regulations for approvals of genetically modified organisms (GMO). According to the agency Bloomberg, his aim is to speed up the approval process for GMOs in agricultural products, reduce development costs and increase investments in agricultura biotechnology.
The decision of the Austrian parliament to prohibit glyphosate has once again rekindled the debate about the controversial weedkiller. The German government plans to present an exit plan in September.
The organic community gathered the European Organic Congress in Bucharest, Romania, on 20-21 June. The theme of the congress was innovation and technology. Read the most important take-aways following the event.
The herbal specialist Sonnentor has initiated an association for the promotion of an Austrian environment suitable for grandchildren. This association is committed to agriculture free from pesticides and wants to support organic farmers whose crops have been contaminated by pesticide drift.
Sales of organic food and natural products increased in the USA in 2018. This was announced by the Organic Trade Association. The figures in detail.
It is once again time to nominate innovation ideas, projects, and individuals from around the world for the One World Award (OWA). This international award will be presented for the sixth time by organic food producer Rapunzel and global non-profit IFOAM – Organics International.
The Vinschgau producers of fruit and vegetables have presented a new project for the traceability of their products: "BioGraphy". Read what it is all about.
The US Department of Agriculture has suspended the accreditation of the Turkey office of Control Union office for certification of the US National Organic Program. At the same time, the authority tightened controls on organic import from the region.
The organic association Naturland has adopted the first-ever EU organic farming directive for insects. The insects are to be processed into feed for organic fish.
In July organic products will take centre stage at the Impact Exhibition Centre in Bangkok, when Biofach South East Asia is held for the second time. The programm offers many highlights.
Sergiy Galashevskyy is the general manager of the Ukrainian control body Organic Standard. He talked with organic-market.info about the organic sector in the Ukraine, about his control work and the challenges.
In the USA, some strawberries grow in pots containing nutrient solutions, on soils previously treated with glyphosate. Nevertheless, they are sold as organic products.
Organic apple producers in Europe must supply the market until the new season. But in 2018 they had to contend with extreme weather conditions.
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