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.
In January 2018, the auditors of the EU Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety reviewed a control body operating in the Dominican Republic. By their criticism, they overshoot the mark.
For the 30th time, Sana, the international exhibition of organic and natural products, will take place at Bolognafiere from 7th – 10th September 2018 in Bologna.
The accounting year of 2017/18 went well for Sonnentor: The organic herbal specialist once again recorded an increase in sales and invested in the future.
By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman alleged the company of misleading consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News.
Fruit growing, animal husbandry, processing: European research into organic farming is being continued with the Core Organic Cofund programme. Seven of the eleven projects are funded by the German Government's organic and sustainability programme BÖLN.
Nature Biotechnology reported CRISPR could cause mutations and genetic damage. This new method of genetic engineering has been hyped as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science.
A US court in California made a spectacular decision last week. It sentenced Bayer subsidiary Monsanto to a "compensation for pain and suffering" equivalent to EUR 254 million for a dying cancer patient.
When it comes to packaging, the conventional food industry and the organic sector are not very far away from each other.
According to event organiser Diversified Communications, the new trade show Organic Food Iberia will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.
The summer edition of the Innatex, International Trade Fair for Sustainable Textiles, recently came to an end. New was the network platform for green fashion brands and conventional retail.
From 13th to 15th September 2018, the BioFach America – ALL THINGS ORGANIC will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The exhibition provides visitors with a varied program.
Around 350 actors recently met in Bingenheim to further develop the vision of independent organic farming.
After the successful approval by the Chilean congress and the initiative of new state president Sebastián Piñera, Chile has now banned plastic bags as the first country in Latin America.
Organic farmers are as affected by the current drought as their conventional colleagues. The situation varies from region to region and from farm to farm.
The recently introduced European project Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems (RELACS) has just launched its new project website.
On 19th August 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm, FiBL Switzerland invites interested parties to an open day in Frick, Canton of Aargau in Switzerland.
The EU's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety has identified massive shortcomings in the Belgian eco-control system in 2017. The report has only just been published.
The Good Food, Good Farming Movement invokes citizens and stakeholders from the organic sector to contribute to their new campaign European Days of Action 2018 in October.
L'Oréal becomes the new owner of Logocos. This has been announced by Logocos Naturkosmetik AG.
According to reports by The Guardian and BBC Online, the current heatwave in Europe was made more than twice as likely by climate change caused by human behavior, scientists state.
Login for subscribers
Exclusive for subscribers