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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

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

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

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

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...

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...

B Certification – What it Means for Your Business and the Planet

If you’re keen to give your customers even more confidence that they’re making a great choice by picking your product, getting certification makes a...

The Organic Trade Association released the following statement today in response to the USDA...

“The Organic Trade Association supports USDA’s decision to end its Organic Recognition Agreement with India and transition to a more active oversight approach. It...

NATRUE unveils updated standards for 2021

NATRUE has announced that its Label Criteria has been updated, with changes to come into effect on 1 January 2021. The latest update maintains its...

Eco-Labels Gaining Traction in Food Industry

The launch of the new Vegan and Plant-Based certification schemes highlights the growing importance of eco-labels in the food industry. The last few months...

UK standards could be ‘undermined’ by misuse of antibiotics in imported meat and dairy,...

Amid growing concerns around the global rise in antibiotic resistance, and as the UK explores potential trade agreements with non-EU countries for post-Brexit imports...