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

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...

Planas: «la guerra en Ucrania nos obliga a garantizar la seguridad alimentaria en Europa»

El ministro de Agricultura, Luis Planas, analizó junto a las organizaciones profesionales agrarias ASAJA, COAG y UPA) las consecuencias de la invasión rusa de...

Arjuna announces origin-cultivated Amaranth supply

Leading India-based botanical extracts manufacturer Arjuna Natural has announced that it has secured a sustainable, nitrate-enriched, all-natural Amaranthus extract supply for boosting nitric oxide levels.

India’s veteran anti-GM campaigner calls for intensified fight against biotech “hijack”

Veteran anti-GM protester and scientist, Dr Vandana Shiva, is calling for intensified resistance in India against the global biotech industry and its political backers.

La inversión en I+D agroalimentario ya supone el 5,4% del gasto total nacional

La inversión interna en Investigación y Desarrollo (I+D) en el ámbito agroalimentario en 2020 fue de 845 millones de euros, lo que supone unincremento...

10 sustainable food trends and insights: From ethical labelling overload to zero food waste

Ecovia Intelligence has just compiled this summary of key trends and insights from the 2019 European Sustainable Foods Summit.

OFRF announces 2017 grants for innovative organic projects

US non-profit Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has announced the recipients of its 2017 research grant awards for innovation in organic farming.

Over 55s are most committed green consumers

New research from Aviva shows that UK people aged over 55 are the most committed to reducing their personal environmental impacts.

Las CC.AA. abonaron más de 4.000 M€ de ayudas directas de la PAC 2021...

El Ministerio de Agricultura, a través del Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria (FEGA), coordinó el pago por parte de las Comunidades Autónomas de más...

Organic is part of the solution, Congress speakers all agree

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.

UK’s backs extended ban on neonicotinoids in “landmark” policy shift 

The UK Government says it will back an EU extended ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been widely shown to harm bees and other pollinators.  

Sustainable livestock farming ‘essential’ for a healthy planet

Sustainable livestock farming is essential for a healthy planet, the Sustainable Food Trust insisted this week, as a BBC 1 documentary – ‘Meat, A Threat to Our Planet?’ – launched a broadside at the global meat industry. 

Europe’s organic market grows 11% to be worth €37bn

Europe's organic market grew 11% in 2017 to be worth 37 billion euros, according to new data unveiled on the first day of this year's Biofach trade show in Nuremberg.

Farmers and non-profits sue Trump’s USDA over organic ‘soil-less’ loophole

A coalition of organic farms and stakeholders, led by the Center for Food Safety (CFS), this week filed a lawsuit challenging the USDA's decision to allow hydroponic operations to be certified organic. 

Carbon Farming Could Make Agriculture More Climate Positive But Only If There Are Defined...

As the effects of climate change intensify and paths for limiting global warming narrow, politicians, media and environmental advocates have rallied behind “carbon farming”...