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OF&G: no evidence that GE provides ‘quick fix’

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The launch of a new gene editing (GE) consultation by George Eustice, Environment Secretary, has been welcomed by OF&G. However, says the certifier, the consultation...

Biodynamic farming: healing the world through agriculture

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The Biodynamic Federation – Demeter International is launching a new film campaign which articulates the true values of biodynamic farming. Human development and care...

Organic Trade Association welcomes Sustainable Food Trade Association in 2021

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New consolidation strengthens organic’s mission to build sustainable food system and fight climate change The Organic Trade Association announced the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)...

Carbon management expert to advise Organic Trade Association sustainability council

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The Organic Trade Association is pleased to announce that carbon management and sustainability expert Lisa Braun is joining the trade association as the Sustainability...

OF&G ‘bewildered’ over Defra’s ‘roadmap to nowhere’

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Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) has expressed dismay at Defra’s Path to Sustainable Farming 2021-2024, calling it a ‘roadmap to nowhere’. Roger Kerr, chief executive...

Organic Trade Association statement on reported choice of Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

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The Organic Trade Association released the following statement today on the reported choice of former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...

MEP Sarah Wiener: “Our children will have to live as Cyborgs if we don’t...

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The main outcomes of the OPTA Farm to Fork Event on December 2 is the urgent need for sound instruments that help to realize...

UK standards could be ‘undermined’ by misuse of antibiotics in imported meat and dairy,...

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Amid growing concerns around the global rise in antibiotic resistance, and as the UK explores potential trade agreements with non-EU countries for post-Brexit imports...

“Forget the CAP: It’s the market that will drive organic forward!”

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The transition goals of the EU to become climate neutral in 2050 has faced some serious damage in the realm of food and agriculture. Where...

Regenagri announces members of new governance group

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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”

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

MPs reject bid to protect post-Brexit food standards

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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...

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.

OPTA EU publishes Farm to Fork action plan to reach 25% organic in 2030

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The Commission has presented in spring 2020 visionary Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, warmly welcomed by the Organic Trade and Processing Association Europe...

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