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.
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 laboratory. It allows us to look at practices that we have forgotten or ignored.”
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.
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.
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...
More than 100 scientists from around the world this week signed a statement to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Bristol-based Better Food Company is partnering with plastic pollution non-profit City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative that is enabling the organic, local and ethical retailer to create a safe way to revive the use of reusables.
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...
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.
Public fear around the COVID-19 pandemic is helping the the plastics industry mount an attack against the zero-waste movement, US campaigners and commentators are warning.
IFOAM EU is calling on the European Commission, Council and Parliament to consider delaying the new EU Organic Regulation for a year.
Local and organic food sales have tripled in parts of Spain during the Covid-19 crisis, reports the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
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?'.