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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...

New IFOAM – Organics International World Board elected for 2021-2024

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After receiving applications from all over the world, the General Assembly on 13 September 2021 selected 10 new members to join the IFOAM –...

India To Introduce Its First Vegan Food Safety and Labelling Standards

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India is set to introduce the country’s first vegan food safety standards and labelling regulations. Having formulated its draft report, the Food Safety and...

CFI warns of Government U-turn on animal testing for cosmetic ingredients

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In a letter sent to Cruelty Free International (CFI), the Home Office has indicated that it will allow animal testing for cosmetic ingredients for...

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

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...

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...