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Global Deforestation Soared 12% In 2020 Despite Pledges To Tackle Biodiversity Loss, New Data...

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While 2020 was hailed as a landmark year to fight deforestation, with countries, organisations and corporations committing to do more to protect the world’s...

Solar Foods Bags €10M From Finnish Climate Fund To Commercialise Air Protein By 2023

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Finnish startup Solar Foods has announced a €10 million (~US$11.9 million) in fresh capital from the Finnish Climate Fund, becoming the state-owned sustainability-focused fund’s...

Antibiotic use by SA-certified livestock farmers below national average

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A new report has revealed that organic livestock farmers certified by the Soil Association (SA) have much lower antibiotic use than average levels, achieved...

Natracare lobbies for ‘truth in labelling’ with Californian non-profit

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California-based circular economy advocate the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) has partnered with Natracare to offer confidence to US consumers over how personal care...

French Supermarkets To Phase Out Plastic Packaging With Refill Stations

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French grocery chains will have to begin switching to food refill stations as part of a new environmental bill. The law, which has been...

Civil society, farmers and business organizations say it clear to the EU: don’t deregulate...

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A large coalition of 162 civil society, farmers and business organisations calls on Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to ensure all...

Unilever Invests US$15M In Fund To Collect More Plastic Than It Sells By 2025

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Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has put forward a US$15 million investment into the Closed Loop Leadership Fund, which will help recover more than...

EU: New Ambitious Organic Action Plan

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The European Commission today approved the European Organic Action Plan 2021-2027. The Plan has the ambition to contribute to the growth of the organic...

A ‘big win’ for organic

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Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) says the organic sector is ‘cautiously optimistic after gaining clear recognition’ within Defra’s new pilot scheme, the Sustainable Farming...

Organic Farming Practices Could Boost Carbon Sequestration By Double-Digits, New Study Finds

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While organic agriculture has long been hailed as key to building a sustainable food system, a new study pinpoints the critical role that it...

Watsons Hong Kong Launches Citywide ‘Plastic Reborn’ Container Recycling Program With P&G

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Watsons Hong Kong, the health, beauty and pharmacy chain, has rolled out a new territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. Partnering with multinational CPG industry...

Tenzing Becomes First Soft Drink Brand To Launch Carbon Labels

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British energy drink maker Tenzing has just become the first soft drink brand to introduce carbon labelling to its products. The label displays the...

Female-Founded Vegan Gelato Sacred Serve Debuts World’s First 100% Zero-Plastic Recyclable Ice Cream Cartons

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Sacred Serve, a Chicago-based female-founded vegan gelato startup has debuted the world’s first 100% recyclable ice cream cartons. Made from paper-based fibre, the new...

‘Stop dumping our emissions on poorer countries’, Fairtrade Foundation tells Government

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The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on the Government to intensify its efforts to clean up food supply chains and tackle carbon emissions which are...

Diverse group of organic farmers zoom into D.C. to talk organic

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Organic Trade Association fly-in to brief new administration, lawmakers on critical issues From their home offices, kitchens, fields or tractor cabs, a diverse group of...