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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

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.

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.

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

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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.

We won’t sell it: Waitrose ups the ante in fight against lower-welfare US food...

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The newly installed boss at UK supermarket Waitrose has added to a chorus of calls from farmers, consumer groups and food campaigners urging the British Government not to accept lower food safety and welfare standards as the price of striking a post-Brexit trade deal with the US. 

European Organic Congress brings industry and policy-makers together at pivotal moment

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The European Organic Congress, which takes place on 1-3 July 2020 as a digital event this year, will bring together farmers, industry experts and...

Unilever pledges €1bn to accelerate eco strategy, Greenpeace decries ‘empty PR exercise’

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Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever has announced a series of new environmental measures and commitments designed, it says, to fight climate change, regenerate nature and preserve resources.