For years, researchers have been trying to explain the epidemic kidney diseases of agricultural workers on sugar cane plantations in Central America and rice fields in Sri Lanka. Now, an international research team sees the cause of the disease in the intensive usage of herbicides glyphosate and paraquat, to which agricultural workers are exposed without protection.
The agricultural trading group Cargill and a plastics-producing subsidiary of the chemical group BASF have become members of the US Organic Trade Association (OTA).
TP Organics calls for innovations in order to compile solutions contributing to the transformation of European food & farming systems based on organic and agroecological principles.
Data collected by Nielsen confirm a positive trend in the Italian organic market. The numbers presented at the shareholders' meeting of AssoBio, show that organic food sales within large-scale retail exceeded 1.5 bn euros.
According to the Canada Organic Trade Association, the Canadian government is investing $8.3 mn in organic agriculture research.
Alnatura products are now also available in France. According to the company, over 400 Alnatura brand articles are listed in around 30 stores of the supermarket and supermarket chain Supermarchés Match.
On 26th September 2018, the seventh edition of BioBorrel will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam at 6 pm.
In January 2018, the auditors of the EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety reviewed a control body operating in the Dominican Republic. By their criticism, they overshoot the mark.
For the 30th time, Sana, the international exhibition of organic and natural products, will take place at Bolognafiere from 7th – 10th September 2018 in Bologna.
The accounting year of 2017/18 went well for Sonnentor: The organic herbal specialist once again recorded an increase in sales and invested in the future.
By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman alleged the company of misleading consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News.
Fruit growing, animal husbandry, processing: European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. Seven of the eleven projects are funded by the German Government's organic and sustainability programme BÖLN.
Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science.
A US court in California made a spectacular decision last week. It sentenced Bayer subsidiary Monsanto to a "compensation for pain and suffering" equivalent to EUR 254 million for a dying cancer patient.
When it comes to packaging, the conventional food industry and the organic sector are not very far away from each other.
According to event organiser Diversified Communications, the new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.
The summer edition of the Innatex, International Trade Fair for Sustainable Textiles, recently came to an end. New was the network platform for green fashion brands and conventional retail.
From 13th to 15th September 2018, the BioFach America – ALL THINGS ORGANIC will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The exhibition provides visitors with a varied program.
Around 350 actors recently met in Bingenheim to further develop the vision of independent organic farming.
After the successful approval by the Chilean congress and the initiative of new state president Sebastián Piñera, Chile has now banned plastic bags as the first country in Latin America.
Organic farmers are as affected by the current drought as their conventional colleagues. The situation varies from region to region and from farm to farm.
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