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UK to help India to lead the way for Asia with new Plastics Pact

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP are collaborating to develop a Plastics Pact in India, aimed at enhancing ‘knowledge exchange’ between the UK...

Beauty Kitchen teams with Unilever for Asda Refill Stations

Asda’s Middleton supermarket in Leeds has been relaunched as a pioneering flagship sustainability store featuring a Refill Zone supported by Beauty Kitchen and Unilever. Unilever...

Regenagri announces members of new governance group

The recently established global regenerative agriculture initiative regenagri has announced the members of its new governance team — a group of pioneering organizations who...

CAP proposals “A complete failure of the political class”

We are at an important moment in CAP negotiations. IFOAM Organics Europe and the European organic movement are calling for a more ambitious CAP...

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

In 2016 a species of bacteria was identified at a Japanese waste site as having the natural ability to break down PET; now, a...

MPs reject bid to protect post-Brexit food standards

Last night’s vote in the House of Commons saw MPs reject an amendment to the Agriculture Bill which was designed to ensure that post-Brexit...

Support and solace: RSPB sets out plan for Green Recovery

The day before the UK Prime Minister makes a speech to the UN on biodiversity, the British based nature charity RSPB today launch a major new Green Recovery Plan for nature recovery. 

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

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

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

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’

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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? 

Meeting ‘challenging’ 25%-organic-by-2030 goal will require collective will, EU officials say

Achieving the ambitious 25%-organic-by-2030 goal called by the European Union’s Farm to Fork strategy will require a concerted EU-wide effort, and the collective will of all Member States, senior officials agreed yesterday.