With the coming into force of the new EU Organic Regulation, certification for small farmers may become significantly more expensive than before. Various organizations are sounding the alarm.
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.
There are already a few well known organic manufacturers who produce both for the home market and export.
The Soil Association, in partnership with Aquascot and Waitrose, is hosting a conference on organic salmon farming at the Tolbooth in Stirling on March 23, reports the online magazine Fishupdate.
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