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.
An influential author and blogger will be opening the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit North America. Dive into the important subject of his keynote and find out what he has to say. (Picture © Ecovia Intelligence)
200 participants, three days, one manifesto – that’s the outcome of the first BEST ECONOMY forum organised by Bioland, Bio Hotels and Gemeinwohlkönomie. The manifesto proposes actions for developing a new sustainable economy. Read here what it is all about.
Biofach China will open its doors in may. Around 18,000 visitors and more than 350 exhibitors are expected.
Soil Association Certification’s Organic Market Report reveals the UK’s organic market is now worth £2.33 billion. Continue reading for more details.
The Rambutan tree is a relative of the lychee tree, carrying red, prickly-haired fruits with interesting active ingredients for cosmetics. These are now available organically certified and certified for natural cosmetics – by BASF.
The eleventh European Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 13th-14th June 2019. The summit comprises four dedicated sessions.
In October 2019, Warsaw Ptak will host Poland’s first trade fair dedicated to organic products only. Registrations are now open for interested parties.
The registration is now open for participation in the European Organic Congress by IFOAM EU in June 2019. The Congress will comprise two program days including plenaries, discussions, talks, interactive sessions as well as workshops.
The EU commissions has withdrawn the organic certification licence for five countries from the international certification body Control Union, as its bad performance facilitated organic fraud.
Organic soils emit significantly less greenhouse gases than conventional soils. This has been proven by a one-off long-term experiment.
The EU Commission continues to allow conventional chicks in organic laying hen husbandry. The producers' association Fürstenhof is taking legal action against this.
The Bayer subsidiary Monsanto has to pay USD 80.3 mn in damages to Edwin Hardeman, who is suffering from cancer. This was decided by the jury of a U.S. federal court in San Francisco.
Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of a ban on disposable plastics. In addition to plastic cutlery, other products are affected. Before the implementation of the ban, however, the Member States must also adopt the ban.
The Austrians have the fourth highest proportion of organic food in the whole of Europe. This was announced by Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA) - which provided further organic figures.
The EU Court of Auditors has examined the eco-control system. Some things are going well, but many things are going badly. Read about where the greatest problem is.
Agricultural economists at the University of Göttingen have examined purchasing intentions and decisions. Read what the study says is more important: seal or price?
According to research carried out by Testbiotech, the US agricultural authority APHIS has already granted more than 20 approvals for plants whose genetic material has been modified using new genetic engineering methods.
The jury in the Hardemann vs. Monsanto case has decided: The herbicide Roundup from Bayer subsidiary Monsanto is primarily responsible for Edwin Hardeman's cancer. The case is regarded as precedent-setting.
60 large garden centres, trading under the name "Botanic", have expanded their range to include organic food. The markets are mainly located in the east and southeast of France.
In the Vinschgau region of South Tyrol, the wind blows pesticides from conventional orchards even to remote places. This is the result of a study by the Munich Environmental Institute.
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