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EU safety review on glyphosate still pending

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09.12.2016 Editor

Although there has been shown clear evidence of the cancerogen potential of the weedkiller glyphosate by the WHO IARC study and the EU Parliament voted against an extension the commission will not accelerate the review. 

Kenya: organic farming is productive and resource-conserving

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06.12.2016 Editor

A long-term study in Kenya shows that maize yields and nutrient uptake in the organic farming systems are quite similar to conventional systems. Due to premium prices, organic systems are more profitable for farmers than conventional ones. The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in close cooperation with partners in Kenya.


Tribunal gathers evidence of Monsanto´s ecocide

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The Monsanto Tribunal was held in the middle of October in The Hague. A panel of five prestigious judges listened to witnesses from all over the world. Lawyers, farmers, mothers, health experts and scientists made serious accusations against the American chemicals and seed corporation Monsanto. The aim is to incorporate ecocide into international law. The People´s Assembly, that was held in parallel to the Tribunal, has already  “condemned“ Monsanto (watch the videos). More reports from The Hague.

Millennials expecting more from their products

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19.10.2016 Editor

The new consumers,  also called the millennials, people who were born between the 1990’s and early 2000’s, are, unlike the generation of their parent’s, very passionated about social causes.

Organic Food Consumption in India

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06.10.2016 Editor

As the organic food market is growing all over the world, the Indian market is expected to hit the $1.36 billion mark by 2020.

Germany Organic Food Market Competition Forecast

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25.08.2016 Redaktion

As Germany is the largest European economy, its organic food market is being driven by high income, increasing health consciousness and growing organic farming.

Organophosphate pesticides hiding in food products

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21.07.2016 Editor

In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders.

The textile guide: How to minimize environmental and social impacts

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13.07.2016 Editor

Earlier in July, the 5th edition of a unique, printed guide to global textile standards, labels and legislation came out.

The True Costs of Food Campaign started in Europe

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12.07.2016 Editor

Organic specialist Eosta and Nature & More has entered collaboration with a large number of customers to make the true costs of regular fruit and vegetables visible for European consumers.

Empowering small farmers and advocating for their interests

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08.07.2016 Editor

IFAD Annual report 2015 has recently been published in order to explain about their work, investments and results.

Bitter aftertaste: Oxfam study of pineapple and banana cropping

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21.06.2016 Leo Frühschütz

Conventional tropical fruit for German supermarkets is being produced under horrifying ecological and social conditions.This is the picture presented by the development organisation Oxfam in a report dealing with pineapple production in Costa Rica and banana production in Ecuador. Criticism is also directed at the Rainforest Alliance that certified several of the plantations under investigation.

German organic food market to cross 15 billion Euro by 2021

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15.06.2016 Editor

According to a research report by TechSci, "Germany Organic Food Market By Type, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011- 2021". Germany's average annual household net-adjusted disposable income per capita was $ 31,925 in 2015.

Global Organic Textile Standard Revision 5.0

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11.06.2016 Editor

The revision process of GOTS Version 4.0 has commenced announced the Certifiers Council meeting in February 2016, a first revision draft for GOTS Version 5.0 has now been released to stakeholders for their inputs and comments.

Sustainable Foods Summit - Latin America

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07.06.2016 Editor

The 2nd Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will focus on sustainable ingredients, food traceability, and tackling food waste, announced the official site of Sustainable Foods Summit.

Europe Organic Food and Beverages Report and Forecast

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02.06.2016 Editor

"Europe Organic Food and Beverages Industry 2016 Analysis & Forecast to 2021 Market Research Report" provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure

Vegan on the rise in France

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25.05.2016 Editor

The Vegetarian Association of France (AVF) is a non-profit association, strictly secular and non-political, whose aims are to promote the vegetarian diet in France.

EU organic controls: quite good on paper, but...

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05.04.2016 Leo Frühschütz

In principle and on paper organic controls in the EU work quite well. However, in practice there is still a lot that could be improved in many countries. This is the conclusion we can draw from three reports presented by the Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) of the EU that have summarised the results of a large number of audits carried out by the staff of the FVO from 2012 to 2014.

Leading experts to speak at upcoming Food Tank Summit

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30.03.2016 Editor

Food Tank, in partnership with American University, will hold a two-day summit, Wednesday, starting the 20th of April to Thursday the 21st April 2016.

Glyphosate: majority of Germans contaminated

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08.03.2016 Editor

A new report analysed glyphosate residue in urine and it concluded that 75% of the target group displayed levels that were five times higher than the legal limit of drinking water.

Seed giants active around new methods of genetic engineering

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03.03.2016 Redaktion

The German organisation Testbiotech has published a report which for the first time gives an overview of patents filed by large corporations for the use of gene-editing and synthetic gene technology in food plants.

Study says: steviol glycosides are biopiracy

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15.12.2015 Leo Frühschütz

Working together with organisations in Switzerland and Paraguay, the German Misereor has presented a study that demonstrates clearly that the marketing of stevia-based sweeteners is an act of biopiracy towards the Guarani Indians.

Seed availability for non-GM cotton production

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An explorative study on seed availability for non-GM cotton production has been published.

Organic cotton markets sees 10% growth

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Textile Exchange releases their annual Organic Cotton Market Report

The Organic Effect

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What happens when a family that usually doesn’t eat organic changes their diet?


Unexpected reactions in GE maize

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Scientists from Switzerland and Norway have published the results of an investigation into GE maize MON810.

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