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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

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....

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...