In July 2018, the European Court of Justice clarified that new genetic engineering processes such as CRISPR/Cas and the organisms produced with them are subject to genetic engineering law. Since then, EU member states have been discussing how to deal with this ruling. As there is no consensus, they first tasked the European Commission with conducting a study – and thus postponed the issue.
The first “East African Organic Standards” (EAOS) is expected to be in place by early 2007.
Good atmosphere among the participants of the organic business meeting in Warsaw.
The number of internet users is continuing to rise from year to year.
Organic meat sales continue to surge in North America with 51 % growth registered in 2005.
The organic supermarket Yardo opened the first organic cookery studio in Switzerland in April 2006.
Since the launch of two Vierlinden stores in 2005, there has been no news of the Rewe initiative with purely organic supermarkets.
Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Award 2006 goes to Johnson Seafarms, Shetland (Scotland).
After five years of stagnation, Denmark’s organic industry is growing again.
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