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Monsanto Tribunal Documentation: “Roundup, the trial" on Arte tv

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20.10.2017 Editor

On Tuesday evening, the new documentary movie „Le Roundup face à ses juges” by French movie maker and book author Marie-Monique Robin (The World According to Monsanto, 2008) has been screened on Arte in French and German (Roundup, der Prozess).


EU-Chile: agreement on organic products trade confirmed

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18.10.2017 Editor

Last week, the Council of the European Union has adopted a resolution concerning the agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and the Republic of Chile.


Unilever: Ben & Jerry’s launches organic product line after glyphosate finding

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17.10.2017 Editor

Recently, researchers have discovered glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream samples from the US as well as the European countries Germany, France, UK and the Netherlands. Up to 1,23 nanogram glyphosate per milliliter were detected in 13 of 14 samples.


Study „Failed promises - the rise and fall of GM cotton in India

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17.10.2017 Editor

The Soil Association’s recent report about GM cotton in India was launched at the Textile Exchange sustainability Conference in Washington DC last week. 


Strike in Darjeeling settled – consequences expected until 2018

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10.10.2017 Katrin Muhl

The strike of tea pickers in the famous tea growing region Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal has come to an end after 104 days. Organic quality tea from Darjeeling is highly regarded all over the world. We asked organic tea firms about the impact the strike is having. Many organic tea manufacturers have sufficient stocks for 2017. But the fact is that bottlenecks in supply could continue into next year and also that the strike has caused great financial damage. Impressions from Darjeeling and a video interview with tea garden owner Gautam Mohan


IFOAM launches its new strategic plan

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06.10.2017 Editor

After two years of discussion internally and with stakeholders, IFOAM - Organics International launches its new strategic plan.


An Indian organic journey: Namu & Misha´s reunion

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03.10.2017 Editor

When old school friends Namu Kini and Misha Gill reunited as young mothers in their 30s, both decided to chuck up their corporate jobs and embark on an organic journey together. They took the decision to quit their high powered careers to dive into their true passion - creating an organic food company which would offer people healthy, tasty and pure food. Thus was happyhealthyme (HHM) conceived.


IFOAM Organics International launched Policy Toolkit

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27.09.2017 Editor

For the first time ever, a complete global overview of policies supporting organic agriculture has been compiled, and tools for advocates and policy-makers are now available in the ‘Global Policy Toolkit on Public Support to Organic Agriculture’.


Sikkim Organic State – a best practice example for other states

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26.09.2017 Editor

According to The Hindu online the Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Parshottam Rupala, informed that the government is increasingly focusing on organic farming to boost production of nutritionally rich agri produce.


One World Award: most important 
for the global organic movement

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26.09.2017 Editor

Nearly 700 guests from all parts of the world came to Rapunzel´s headquarter for the One World Award gala. IFOAM Organics International praises the One World Award as most important award for the global organic movement. 


IFOAM Organic Congress: video documentation

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25.09.2017 Editor

IFOAM EU members and guests from the organic industry as well as policymakers met for the 11th European Organic Congress (EOC) in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Six videos document the Congress now.


Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

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22.09.2017 Editor

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66% Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items. This is a 10% increase from a year ago.

 

 


Today’s Millennial - tomorrow’s organic parent

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20.09.2017 Editor

Millennial parents use digital sources of information to learn about new products – online product reviews, blog posts and mobile apps - more frequently than older parents who prefer traditional information sources.


Degradation of a third of Earth’s soil caused by intensive agriculture

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19.09.2017 Editor

According to a UN-backed study, one third of the planet’s soil is massively degraded by the impacts of urbanization, climate change, forest loss, erosion as well as, most importantly, industrial farming - a total of 24bn tonnes of fertile land are being lost every year.


UAE: Organic milk delivered to the door

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19.09.2017 Editor

Koita’s organic long-life milk is delivered by a new service: a milkman brings the milk daily to the door of people who ordered it, reports the newspaper The National (online).


10th Natural Cosmetics Conference: Ensuring future success for the industry

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19.09.2017 Editor

 

September the 26-27 the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference will open its doors in Berlin for the anniversary edition. The Conference will be held for the 10th time and will provide information about current topics of the natural cosmetics industry, presenting and discussing these from a critical point of view.

 


Breakthrough study shows organic cuts agriculture’s contribution to climate change

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18.09.2017 Editor

A new research by The Organic Center and Northeastern University proves organic agriculture keeps more carbon in soil and out of atmosphere and helps to fight climate change.


Expanding sustainable food market bringing fraud risks

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14.09.2017 Editor

The growing market for sustainable & premium foods is bringing greater risks of food fraud. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) believes the way forward is greater transparency in supply chains, with new technologies and global alliances playing an important role.


India: World Bank invests into organic

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13.09.2017 Editor

The Indian enterprise Suminter India Organics is working together with the Wold Bank arm IFC and will be supported with an investment of $25 million to source products from an additional 14,000 farmers.


Germany: organic agriculture gains importance in policy

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12.09.2017 Editor

Organic agriculture can play an important role in fighting hunger and in the adaptation of agriculture to climate change. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) therefore invests in the strengthening of organic agriculture in Africa.


Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in November 2017

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05.09.2017 Editor

On 6th and 7th of November 2017, At the Epicenter, a US nonprofit organization, is hosting the Regenerative Earth Summit: Food + Climate + Culture in Boulder, Colorado.


Bribed science: Monsanto and EFSA

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05.09.2017 Leo Frühschütz

It is claimed that Monsanto paid an employeeof the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) tasked with pesticide evaluation to declare that glyphosate is not dangerous at a conference for toxicologists. This has come to light in the firm's internal emails that have been published in the course of legal action being taken against Monsanto in California. The organisation Testbiotech has called for clarification by the EFSA.


Amazon-Whole Foods: alliance is perfect - massive price cuts

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31.08.2017 Editor

Since 28 August, Amazon is the owner of Whole Foods. Several media report about massive price reductions on the first day of the new ownership and that this could strain the organic supply chain.


Syngenta: Less sales and decreased net profit

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30.08.2017 Editor

The Swiss agriculture organization Syngenta has generated less sales and a smaller net profit during the first half of 2017. The sales have stagnated most notably in Latin America.  


USA: price and authenticity still obstacles for organic

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30.08.2017 Editor

Mintel market research analysed in a recent report that 21% of the consumers agree that organic foods are worth the extra cost. Nearly 40% purchase half of their grocery organic.


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