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SA: UK-Australia trade deal paves way for ‘climate-destructive deals’

Reacting to the news that Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison have agreed a free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Australia,...

ESSNA calls for sports nutrition products to be exempt from UK obesity legislation

In response to a public consultation on measures proposed by the UK Government to reduce obesity, the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) has...

Animal Free Dairy: E.U. Drops Plant-Based Censorship Proposal Under Amendment 171

European lawmakers have dropped plans under Amendment 171 that campaigners say amounted to censorship over plant-based dairy products. Under the proposed law, plant-based dairy...

UK law to formally recognize animals as sentient beings

For the first time under UK law animals are to be formally recognized as sentient beings in a series of animal welfare reforms. The Animal...

Bipartisan legislation shapes the road forward for organic

The Organic Trade Association on Friday applauded the introduction of legislation that puts in place an improved federal process for the oversight of organic...

Deregulating New Genomic Techniques: Organic movement raises red flag

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The organic food and farming movement criticises the Commission’s plan to work on a new legal framework for plants derived from New Genomic Techniques....

FiBL presents a new dossier on organic production and good practices

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FiBL presents Organic farming. Basic principles and Good practices, a new dossier that explains the basics of organic farming and shows how they are...

Antibiotic use by SA-certified livestock farmers below national average

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A new report has revealed that organic livestock farmers certified by the Soil Association (SA) have much lower antibiotic use than average levels, achieved...

UK’s “poorly defined” legislation against junk food puts sports nutrition sector at risk, ESSNA...

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The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) is calling on the UK government to ensure that restrictions on foods meant to tackle childhood obesity...

The Big Interview: Mark Smith

The Big Interview: welcome to our New Q&A Series brought to you by Organic Food Iberia and Eco Living Iberia In the run up to...

EU: New Ambitious Organic Action Plan

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The European Commission today approved the European Organic Action Plan 2021-2027. The Plan has the ambition to contribute to the growth of the organic...

A ‘big win’ for organic

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Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G) says the organic sector is ‘cautiously optimistic after gaining clear recognition’ within Defra’s new pilot scheme, the Sustainable Farming...

Finn Cottle retires from Soil Association Certification

Soil Association Certification has announced that Finn Cottle, long-standing trade consultant, is retiring. In a trade news bulletin, Clare McDermott, business development director, shared Cottle’s...

Farm to Fork: the role of organic and digital training activities to reach the...

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In May 2020, the European Commission published the Farm to Fork strategy as a key element of the European Green Deal (new EU growth...

Diverse group of organic farmers zoom into D.C. to talk organic

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Organic Trade Association fly-in to brief new administration, lawmakers on critical issues From their home offices, kitchens, fields or tractor cabs, a diverse group of...