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BF17 Eingang AndrangThe exhibition duo BIOFACH, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, and VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care, have been able to set a new record in 2017 by achieving the 50,000 visitor mark.

This time, expert visitors travelled from 134 countries to the Nuremberg meeting place. They were enthusiastic about the offers from the 2,785 exhibitors (259 of these at the VIVANESS) from 88 countries, and were inspired by the country of the year, Germany.

Member States call for stricter prohibitionspatented

20 February 2017 / The governments of the EU Member States today decided to take action against patents on conventionally bred plants and animals. The EU governments want to prevent the European Patent Office (EPO) from granting further patents in this area. The position as adopted in the EU Competitiveness Council supports earlier statements by the European Parliament and the European Commission.

2015 altre any record agricultura ecologica mundial gran50.9 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to more than 80 billion US Dollars.

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BIOFACH world organic trade fair 2017 in Nuremberg. The statistical yearbook "The World of Organic Agriculture" will be launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 4.00 to 4.45 pm in Hall Shanghai, NCC East.

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Print diffusion: 12,000 copies.

Independent free newsletter about the organic sector. February 2017: BioFach Special Edition

On 24 March 2014, the European Commission published its legislative proposal for a new Organic Regulation. After 2 years of negotiations, the 3 EU institutions (Parliament, Commission and Council of the EU) are about to come to a consensus on the legislative text.

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cerveza patentsonbeerAction taken by civil society organisations aims for revocation of European Patents on barley and beer. 

20 January 2017 - Several civil society organisations have filed oppositions against European patents jointly owned by Carlsberg and Heineken. 

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