14 June, 2017


The organic food and farming movement (IFOAM EU) welcomes today’s European Parliament backing of the European Commission’s proposal to ban pesticides on Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs). However, we warn that MEPs and the CAP post-2020 must aim higher at protecting the environment from harmful agriculture practices. The MEPs’ decision sends a political signal that agrochemicals are not compatible with agroecological farming... more»

13 June, 2017

Organic regulation review: no deal is...

Yesterday’s meeting of the Council of Agriculture Ministers did not change the opinion of the organic sector on the current draft text for a new organic regulation. As no new content has been presented, our organizations still question the real added value and the technical soundness of the proposal. After five years of negotiating, organic operators and EU citizens deserve a regulation that is readable, consistent and easy to... more»

23 May, 2017

2017 Call for Organic Innovations

How do we move organic forward to ensure sustainability & health of our food systems? Innovation is one of the answers. Are you a farmer, researcher or a company that have an innovative solution for one of the needs of the organic sector below? Improving soil quality in organic arable farming Appropriate and robust livestock systems Innovation for sustainable diets Then apply for the 2017 TP... more»

19 April, 2017

Imports of organic products subject to new...

A new system of electronic certification to better monitor imports of organic products becomes applicable as of 19 April, making the EU a global leader in traceability and in the collection of reliable data on trade of these products, informs the European Commission in a press release , issued on 18 April. This pioneering e-certification system will contribute to enhancing food safety provisions and reducing potential fraud. It will... more»

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