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CAAE amplía su acreditación para certificar bajo el Nuevo Reglamento 848 de producción ecológica

CAAE, como entidad de control y certificación autorizada para operar en distintas comunidades autónomas y en el ámbito internacional, ha conseguido, tras ... Read More Alimarket....

NATRUE at Eco Life Scandinavia

Exhibitor PRESS RELEASE: NATRUE at Eco Life Scandinavia  NATRUE will attend Eco Life Scandinavia, the biggest natural and organic trade event in the Nordic countries,...

Organic Trade Association Launches Search for New CEO

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced today the launch of a nationwide search for a new CEO and Executive Director. After more than a...

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

The announcement that Defra plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK has been met...

IFOAM Organics Europe’s 20th anniversary: Taking stock & looking ahead

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The organic movement started as a movement to change food systems from industrial and input-based to food systems that are healthy, caring and fair...

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

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

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,...

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...

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....

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Plant-based dog food brand seeks vegan-curious pup (and owner)

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OMNI plant-based dog food brand has put the feelers out for a dog owner willing to become vegan for three months, along with their...