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Faith in Nature makes switch to ocean-bound plastic bottles

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UK-based ethical beauty and personal care brand Faith In Nature says it is switching to ocean-bound plastic packaging across its core range.

Fresh funding round keeps Sweden’s ambitious organic targets on track

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Three leading organic groups – Organic Sweden, Ekologiska Lantbrukarna and KRAV – have welcome continued investments in Sweden’s organic food and farming sectors.

What we learnt in lockdown: Article collection documents how Bristol’s local food scene responded...

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The Community Farm, a cornerstone of the UK city Bristol’s local food and farming scene, has curated Lessons From Lockdown, a collection of 15 articles that describe how the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic affected people involved with food, wildlife, local economies and social outreach in the local area

Test for gene-edited GM crop is milestone for consumer protection, NGOs declare

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The first open source detection test for a gene-edited crop represents a “milestone” for EU consumer and business protection, says a consortium of NGOs, led by Greenpeace EU

Petition launched to ‘get reusables back on the menu’

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Plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea has launched a 38 Degrees petition “to get reusables back on the menu”. 

Elevating organic: Report positions organic as ‘time-tested’ tool for stemming climate impacts

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A major new report from the Organic Trade Association highlights organic agriculture’s multiple climate change mitigation benefits and ways it can be harnessed to stem, and even reverse, climate impacts. 

OTA welcomes “historic rulemaking” that will protect against organic fraud

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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today publishes a proposed new rule to strengthen protection against fraud in the organic supply chain.

Radical intervention: UK organic sector welcomes report’s tough stance on trade deals

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Organic and sustainable farming groups have welcomed a new independent review of UK food policy that calls for "a gold standard level of scrutiny" to ensure post-Brexit trade deals do not jeopardise environment and health standards.

Webinar report: Sustainability, regulation and co-existence top the agenda

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Panellists at our recent webinar Sense, Science and Sustainability tackled the question of genetic engineering in food and farming through a sustainability lens– leading...

“Sustainability is not good enough…we need to move on”, CIWF global CEO urges

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The limits and usefulness of the term sustainability were called into question by key figures within the worlds of animal welfare and organic farming this week.

Thames suffering ‘high abundance of devastating’ plastic pollution – and the Covid crisis is...

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The River Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics anywhere in the world, according to a new studies by researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

Sustainable farming? GMOs? Agroecology? Be a part of the discussion

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Our upcoming webinar Sense, Science and Sustainability is asking a hot topic question: Can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in the sustainable food and farming mix? 

Power of the plate: How America’s food system has led to an epidemic of...

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A new white paper released by Rodale Institute and The Plantrician Project reveals how the American food system has contributed to epidemic levels of chronic disease and lowered immune systems – and how regenerative organic agriculture could be a solution to improve the health of people and the planet.

Organic is part of the solution, Congress speakers all agree

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High-level speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament and the German Presidency of the EU Council delivered a unified message at the European Organic Congress 2020: Our system is experiencing a biodiversity and climate crisis, and organic food and farming is part of the solution and way forward.

“The organic sector is like a living lab” senior EC official tells Congress

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“The organic sector is like a living laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.”