• First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

    This press release was first published by Greenpeace EU Brussels, 07 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced that the first-ever public detection method for a gene-edited crop has been successfully developed and published. [1] The new research refutes claims by the biotech industry and [...]

  • BIOSELENA welcomes the EC decision about public consulations on the new EU Organic Action Plan

    BIOSELENA Foundation welcomes the EC decision about public consulations on the new EU Organic Action Plan. The organic food and farming movement welcomes the announcement today by the Commission that the upcoming EU Organic Action Plan is open to public consultation, and the proposal to postpone the entry into force of the new organic regulation [...]

  • European Organic Congress 2020: main take-aways

    The European Organic Congress organised by IFOAM Organics Europe and BOEWL took place from 1-3 July 2020 online. Policy-makers and expert speakers updated about the latest policy developments, provide a platform for exchange, and discuss our vision for a post-pandemic Europe. The topics covered included the EU Organic Regulation, an Organic Action Plan, the reform [...]

  • FACE in itinere: Newsletter #1

    We’re delighted to present you the 1st newsletter of the FACE in itinere Project, with the BIOSELENA Foundation as one of the partners. Enjoy reading it! With the financial support of Erasmus+, the project aims at improving the access of farmhouse and artisanal cheese and dairy producers and sellers to training programmes adapted to their [...]

  • Organic Farming in Bulgaria preparing to face new challenges

    Sixth International Conference during AGRA 2020  with special participation from the Netherlands Farmers, producers and traders in organic foods, Bulgarian and foreign experts and scientists, as well as representatives of state institutions and municipalities are meeting at the international conference "Bulgarian Organic Farming – Can We Reset the System?" on February 20, in Plovdiv, during [...]

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BEST 4 SOIL: how to reduce the use pesticides with 50% and fertilizers with 20% until 2020?

Healthy soils are of major importance for the future of the European horticultural and agricultural crop production. Especially in intensive production systems, soil borne diseases are a major factor with a negative impact on soil health. Newly developed best practices and sound crop rotations permit to maintain, improve or re-establish soil health in Europe.

The adaptation of optimised crop ro­tation as a basis to prevent build-up of soil borne diseases, which is specific to the needs and situation of each individual grower.

With Best4Soil we – 20 partners from the EU, including Bioselena Foundation – are building a community of practice network across Europe by inter-connecting growers, advisers, educators and researchers.
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What is Organic Agriculture?

Priority for the BIOSELENA Foundation is the implementation of policies in the field of organic agriculture. Here are the most important principles of specific organic productions:

Animal health and productivity need to be stimulated through tailor-made breeding systems, breed selection and adequate selection methods. In compliance with environmental standards, animals have to be selected based on their adaptation to the needs and conditions of the farm.

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Healthy soil is a prerequisite for healthy plants, healthy animals, thus healthy foods. In organic farming, the focus of all activities is the care of healthy soil, as well as the maintenance and increase of the soil fertility. Various vegetation and as much as possible a complete vegetation of the soil are the best prerequisites for that. Preserving and increasing the humus in soil.

In organic land, the focus is on measures that stimulate health and development of the resilient power of crops against diseases and pests. We talk about illnesses or enemies only when there is a unilateral multiplication of a particular enemy or disease.

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