The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) today publishes a proposed new rule to strengthen protection against fraud in the organic supply chain.
The Vegan Society is issuing guidance to businesses to help them avoid direct or indirect discrimination to vegan employees.
In a landmark legal case, a UK tribunal judge has ruled that ethical veganism qualifies as a ‘philosophical belief’ and therefore must be afforded special protections under equality law.
The Natural Products Association has warned that a continuing lack of federal guidance on the regulation of CBD products risks “another vaping-style health crisis”.
The debate in Europe over the application of new genetic engineering techniques, and specifically gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, is intensifying. The research...
A major new report on land use and climate change says that switching to more sustainable farming systems and diets will be vital in the fight against climate change.
Baby food manufacturers, including organic and ‘healthy’ brands, have been accused by a leading UK health agency of “encouraging sweet snacking”.
Natural and organic cosmetics standards body COSMOS says that the number of its certified products has almost doubled, with a 92% increase during 2018. COSMOS...
Tensions between the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue as the group this month accuses the regulator of – once again – actions at odds with the Trump Administration’s stated commitment to cut business red tape.
The Organic Trade Association says it is “deeply disappointed” in the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final GMO labelling law, which was announced at the end of December.
US trade body the Organic Trade Association has has set out ten priority actions to safeguard organic integrity and preserve public trust.
A new study into ways of increasing the use of post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) recommends a ‘freebate’ model over material taxation schemes.
Organic and anti-GM groups have welcomed today’s ‘unequivocal’ ruling by the European Court of Justice that a series of controversial new plant breeding techniques do fall under the scope of EU legislation on genetically modified organisms.
Europe’s lead organic group says that reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must have much bolder Green ambitions.
A global contest to find world’s best agroecology policies has been jointly launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM – Organics International was launched last week at the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology, held in Rome (6 April 2018).