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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...

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...

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...

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...

The Oxford Real Farming Conference goes global

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The organizers of the Oxford Real Farming Conference (ORFC) say that taking the event online as a result of the pandemic presented an opportunity...

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...