The global organic food and farming movement calls for the regulation of new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

(Press release by IFOAM EU and IFOAM - Organics International) BONN AND BRUSSELS, 15 JANUARY 2018 – During its General Assembly in New Delhi (India), on 12 November 2017, IFOAM – Organics International adopted a global position which reaffirms that GMOs created through new genetic engineering techniques have no place in organic food and farming … Leggi tutto The global organic food and farming movement calls for the regulation of new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

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New European organic regulation adopted

On November 22nd, the European agriculture committee has adopted the new text of the organic regulation which was endorsed in June during the last trilogue as well as by the Special Committee on Agriculture on November 20th. The next step is the sign off in the Parliament's plenary and the Council of Agriculture Ministers. Once … Leggi tutto New European organic regulation adopted

Another 5 years of Glyphosate. EU Commission renews license.

Since 2012, the renewal of the authorization of glyphosate is at stake in the European Union. Member States failed many times to reach an agreement about the active substance used in many herbicides – most infamously Monsanto’s Roundup – and for which lots of GMOs are engineered to be tolerant to. After months of discussion … Leggi tutto Another 5 years of Glyphosate. EU Commission renews license.

IFOAM Organics International has a new World Board and President

The election of the new World Board and presidency of IFOAM Organics International took place during the last General Assembly, which was held in November in New Delhi, India, right after the Organic World Congress. The new World Board for the tenure 2017-2020, with new President Peggy Miars (USA) and Jennifer Chang (South Korea) and … Leggi tutto IFOAM Organics International has a new World Board and President

UN recognizes organic agriculture as essential for the future of humanity

The UN takes organic “out of the niche” by stating that “organic food systems have been suggested as a model for sustainability and can serve as living labs for constant learning and improvement, creating synergies between science and research and real-world examples.” In fact, the ten-year UN program, Sustainable Food Systems (Sfs) for the promotion … Leggi tutto UN recognizes organic agriculture as essential for the future of humanity

New Global Policy Toolkit on public support to organic farming launched

IFOAM – Organics International has launched a policy toolkit highlighting different ways in which organic farming is being supported globally at different levels (municipal, regional and national). The toolkit brings together examples of public support targeted at organic farming in over 80 countries, collected over a two-years period, from various sources including policy makers, academia, … Leggi tutto New Global Policy Toolkit on public support to organic farming launched

Agroecology: creation of the Italian observatory and 1st Forum of Agroecology Europe

On July 13th, 2017, at Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan, Professor Bocchi from Milan State University organized an event on agroecology with the aim of switching on the spotlight on the topic and announcing the creation of a dedicated Italian observatory. Institutional greetings were held by various guests, among whose representatives of the Milan Metropolitan city … Leggi tutto Agroecology: creation of the Italian observatory and 1st Forum of Agroecology Europe

Italy and Mexico together to demonstrate the role of organic agriculture in reaching food security

On October 13th, during the 44th Plenary of the Committee on Food Security held at the Rome premises of the FAO, the Organic Action Network Italia, together with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, IFOAM Organics International and CREA, has organized the side-event “Increasing food security through sustainable agricultural practices. What role for organic agriculture?”. The … Leggi tutto Italy and Mexico together to demonstrate the role of organic agriculture in reaching food security

G7 on Agriculture in Bergamo: Organic as a model for sustainable agricultural systems

Two years from the Organic Charter of EXPO Milan 2015 and starting from the experiences of the G7 Countries and the main international organizations, organic was again on the agenda at the G7 on agriculture which took place in Bergamo, Italy. On October 12th the Organic Action Network Italia and FederBio, together with the Ministry … Leggi tutto G7 on Agriculture in Bergamo: Organic as a model for sustainable agricultural systems

The Organic Action Network at SANA 2017: international conference on Organic 3.0 best practices in the Mediterranean

During the 29th edition of SANA, the international exhibition of organic and natural products that is held every year in Bologna, Italy, the Organic Action Network Italia and IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo have organized an joint event on “Organic 3.0: state of the art and best-practice case studies in the Mediterranean”. The conference took place on September … Leggi tutto The Organic Action Network at SANA 2017: international conference on Organic 3.0 best practices in the Mediterranean