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Weleda pledges to plant 1 million trees

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To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2021, Weleda has announced plans for a long-term collaboration with UK charity TreeSisters with the aim of planting...

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

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In 2016 a species of bacteria was identified at a Japanese waste site as having the natural ability to break down PET; now, a...

Support and solace: RSPB sets out plan for Green Recovery

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The day before the UK Prime Minister makes a speech to the UN on biodiversity, the British based nature charity RSPB today launch a major new Green Recovery Plan for nature recovery. 

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. 

Organic takes on climate change

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Organic Trade Association unveils blueprint to advance organic in climate change policy The threat that climate change poses to our world, our ecosystem and our...

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.

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.

“The organic sector is like a living lab” senior EC official tells Congress

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“The organic sector is like a living laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.” 

Green Brexit ‘hangs in the balance’ Soil Association warns

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The UK Government’s pledge to deliver a ‘Green Brexit’ now “hangs in the balance”, the Soil Association has warned. 

Counting carbon: Swedish livestock farmer shows gulf in CO2 emissions between organic and intensive...

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Amid the debate on the impact of agriculture on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a heated argument about the contribution of meat and dairy farming, which often lacks nuance and leads to simplistic conclusions. 

Food without farmers: Is this the future we want?

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A special digital discussion next week will ask the question 'could the future of food be without farmers - and is this the future we want?'.

Comparisons between organic and conventional agriculture need to be better, say researchers

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The environmental effects of agriculture and food are hotly debated. But the most widely used analysis model overlooks vital factors and can lead to incorrect conclusions on the merits of intensive and organic agriculture.

ROA rising: Natures’s Path family farm largest to gain Regenerative Organic Certification

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Nature’s Path Founder Arran Stephens this week said he was proud to announce that his family’s Legend Organic Farm is the largest organic farm in the world to obtain Regenerative Organic Certification

All farming is a ‘radical simplification’ of nature, Monbiot tells SFT boss

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All types of farming, including ‘regenerative’ systems like organic, are a “radical simplification" of nature, says the environmentalist and Guardian columnist.