United Nations talks on the global trade in genetically modified foods and crops ended with an agreement on the labelling of GM grains traded worldwide.
“Organic trade - reaching consumers with innovative ideas” was the title of this year’s specialist symposium that was held one day before BioFach opened in Nuremberg.
The European Commission has decided that the notification by the government of Cyprus of draft legislation requiring genetically modified (GM) foods to be displayed separately from non-GM foods in supermarkets is non-admissible.
In contrast to Germany’s regional wholesale trade, most of the specialist wholesale trade in Italy covers the whole country.
So far, organic agriculture in Russia is not very developed.
The results of the competition for the best products were ceremonially announced at a Gala evening at the food fair Salima in Brno, in the Czech Republic on Tuesday, March 7. 2006.
For the first time since 1995, the size of the organic farming area in the Czech Republic declined last year.
Ecor and Baule Volante - portrait of two Italian wholesalers.
Organic farming has long been touted as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional agriculture.
New partnership announced at March 7-10 workshop in Arusha, Tanzania to promote organic agriculture development in East Africa.
Patrick Gerritsen from Natura, the packaging manufacturer, is pleased: “It was Eosta that caused the food market to convert to biodegradable plastics.”
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. aims to be the mass-market provider of organic food, and will have doubled its organic offerings over the next couple of weeks.
Developments are fast-moving, and the lobbying by the European organic industry has begun to register success in Brussels.
For years, people have been discussing the ‘peaceful’ co-existence of genetically modified and traditional plants without any appreciable progress being made at EU level.
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The fair “Mia” took place for the 36th time from Feb. 05 to Feb 08 in Rimini/Italy.
The new project “Green market” was launched by the Initiative of the Commission “Agricoltura della Pisana” in Italys capital.
The Slovak Republic has experienced an enormous growth in land under organic management since accession to the EU (almost 100 %).
FOAM 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.