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.
Developments are fast-moving, and the lobbying by the European organic industry has begun to register success in Brussels.
First IFOAM Organic Certification Body Forum Sets Stage for Future Development of Organic AgricultureFOAM announces the formation of an International Forum of Certification Bodies.
Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, responds to the proposed revision of the EU Council regulation.
France has about 58 million inhabitants and is one of the few western countries to have a higher birth than death rate.
It could not have gone better. Everywhere you looked you could see beaming faces of people delighted with the success of the superlative organic trade fair that took place 16-19 February.
Dairy group Arla Foods has signed an organic dairy supply deal with discount retailer Lidl, according to the dairyreporter.com.
Since 2003 the organic specialty shop in the Netherlands and Belgium has gradually gained ground again as regards organic food sales via the supermarket.
The Kesslers' business, originally called Terra Bella Floral Design, has been around about 3 1/2 years in Chico, California.
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