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Organic Trade Association Names 2021 Leadership Awards Honorees

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Recipients to be recognized Feb. 1, 2022 during Organic Week in D.C. Today, the Organic Trade Association announced the names of their 2021 Organic Leadership...

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

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The announcement that Defra plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK has been met...

Over one million citizens demand an end to toxic pesticides in the EU

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The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) «Save Bees and Farmers» has gathered the support of 1,161,257 citizens, who have signed the petition to completely phase out...

OFC 2021: The future of organic is now

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Climate change is gathering pace and the planet is running out of time. Now is the time to develop and implement more sustainable models....

Nestlé Commits $1.2B To Regenerative Agriculture, Says It’s Ready To Pay Premiums For Raw...

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Nestlé is setting aside $1.2 billion over the next five years to “spark” regenerative farming across its food supply chain. The Swiss food giant’s...

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Today, the three EU institutions – European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission – signed a Joint Declaration officially instating 23...

Can organic agriculture improve yields and incomes for smallholder farmers in Africa?

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Organic agriculture has the potential to improve both crop yields and incomes of smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa substantially – this is shown in...

Dutch Government Plans To Slash Livestock Numbers By 30% To Cut Emissions

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The Netherlands is now considering a proposal to slash the number of livestock in the country by nearly a third, in a bid to...

Organic Trade Association council urges global community to think organic

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Sustainable Food Trade Action Council offers organic strategies at UN Food Systems Summit The Organic Trade Association’s Sustainable Food Trade Action (SFTA) Council has laid...

Nearly 90% of Global Farm Subsidies Harm Environment and Health: UN Report

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Almost 90% of all subsidies going to the global agricultural industry cause harm to nature and human health, warns a new UN report. Green Queen...

Farmers on the front line of climate change

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As the world prepares for COP26, due to be hosted in Glasgow, 1-12 November, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line...

New report highlights benefits of organic farming form biodiversity

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A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe highlights the contribution and benefits of organic farming to protecting Europe’s biodiversity. The report recommends Member States...

The State of Play in Organics

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The state of the Australian organic industry is thriving, contributing more than $2.6 billion to the country’s economy each year. Demand for organics products...

‘It’s what the planet would choose’: Organic September returns with key message

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The annual industry-wide Organic September campaign has launched for 2021, aligning all corners of the organic sector with one key message: Nature has the...

Increased support to organic farming in future CAP plans is needed to reach EU...

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A new report by IFOAM Organics Europe highlights how much of the national CAP budgets will need to be dedicated to organic farming in...