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.
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.
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