Environment

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UK organics face being shut out of EU markets in event of ‘grisly’ no-deal...

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UK organic producers face being banned from exporting to EU countries for nine months in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Food and Drink Federation warned today.  

Plenty of good intentions on eco-packaging, but limited willingness to pay extra

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New research carried out in Australia reveals a gap between good intentions on green issues and a willingness to pay extra for eco-friendly products

Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world

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The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn - it's already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That's why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale. 

Monsanto $289m cancer trial award could prompt 1000s of fresh claims

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US agrochemical giant Monsanto has been ordered by a court in California to pay $289 million damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing the the chemical glyphosate directly caused his cance

Finland’s green packaging specialist Sulapac scoops Scanstar award

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Helsinki-based green packing specialist Sulapac has scooped a prestigious Scanstar Award,

Natural nitrogen-fixing tech set for North America launch

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A natural nitrogen-fixing technology developed by UK based Azotic Technologies is set to be launched commercially in North America this autumn.

India’s 15-year organic experiment pays triple dividend

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India’s growing commitment to organic – in particular, its 15-year organic-only experiment in the tiny state of Sikkim – is paying multiple benefits, says the Indian government. 

Madrid to host major new international organic trade fair

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Leading international event organiser Diversified Communications has today announced the launch of Organic Food Iberia. This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

Seed growing coop leader awarded OFRF research grant

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A Virginia-based organic farmer is has been awarded a research grant by the (US) Organic Farming Research Foundation.

Gove praised for making 'critical link' between food systems and healthy diets

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The UK environment secretary, Michael Gove, won praise this week from the chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT), Patrick Holden, for being “the first minister to accept the critical link between sustainable food systems and healthy diets”. 

EU bans all outdoors use of neonicotinoids in ‘historic’ vote

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European Union member states have voted in favour of an almost complete ban of the use of of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU.

Eco-labels, plastics and tackling diet-related illness up for discussion at Amsterdam Summit

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Eco-labels, green marketing, plastic packaging alternatives and tackling diet-related illness are all subjects up for discussion at the upcoming Sustainable Food Summit (June 7-8, Amsterdam).

Holland & Barrett removes krill oil products from 750 stores

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Britain’s biggest health food retailer Holland & Barrett has announced it will remove all krill oil products from sale in its 750 UK and Irish stores.
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Holland & Barrett removes krill oil products from 750 stores 

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Britain’s biggest health food retailer Holland & Barrett has announced it will remove all krill oil products from sale in its 750 UK and Irish stores.

Annie’s limited edition line flags benefits of regenerative agriculture

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US pioneer organic food brand Annie’s is partnering with innovative farmers in Montana to produce a limited-edition line made with certified organic ingredients grown using regenerative farming practices.