Europe's agriculture and food industry should become significantly more ecological by 2030. According to the strategy ‘From Farm to Fork’ which was presented by the EU Commission, the share of organic farming in the EU should increase to 25 percent by 2030 and the use of pesticides and antibiotics halved. It also includes some genetic engineering.
The boom in organic food in Western Europe has been going on for more than ten years with hardly any interruption.
Monsanto Co. will pay $ 1.5 billion to purchase Delta and Pine Land Co. in a merger of two of the world's largest seed companies.
Markus Arbenz became Director of Bio Suisse.
An exchange of stock took place in July this year.
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