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43.7 million hectares of organic land worldwide

Global organic growth continues! The latest global data on organic farming presented by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International at the BioFach fair 2016 in Nuremberg show that there are 43.7 million hectares of...
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Monsanto’s Glyphosate now most heavily used weed-killer in history – nearly 75% of all...

A new paper published in Environmental Sciences Europe confirms there has been a dramatic increase in the total volume of glyphosate applied to crops across the world. The paper, Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States...
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BIIO: Platform for marketing Indian organic products

The Indian organic market and in particular production have developed rapidly in recent years. India’s 650,000 organic farmers make it the country with the highest number of farmers actively involved in organic production in...
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Monsanto on trial for Crimes Against Human Health and Envirnment in the International People’s...

IFOAM – Organics International, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI) and Millions Against Monsanto have been joined by dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups to put Monsanto on trial for...
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Your Spanish Organic Food Partners, Guide 2016 is now available

Read the entire Guide in PDFRead the entire Guide in ISSUU (Digital Book) Now is available the Guide 2016 Your Spanish Organic Food Partners. Top 14 Spanish Companies in digital version to be download entire or...
European Patent Office again grants patent on melons: “One single mutation is sufficient to patent a whole vegetable garden” / La Oficina Europea de Patentes vuelve a otorgar patentes sobre melones: "Una sola mutación es suficiente para patentar un huerto entero" / L'Oficina Europea de Patents torna a atorgar patents sobre melons: "Una sola mutació és suficient per patentar un hort sencer"

European Patent Office revokes Monsanto patent on melons

Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) revoked a Monsanto-owned patent on melons for technical reasons. For years, the EPO used a biased interpretation of EU legislation to grant patents for various plant and animal...
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BioFach & Vivaness 2016: Next generation of organic producers waiting in the wings

Fresh ideas, exciting concepts, the slightly different product – that is precisely what buyers from the trade expect of a visit to a trade fair. At BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic...
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The organic sector urges the Comission to classify new genetic engineering techniques as GMOs

IFOAM EU has published a position paper on new genetic engineering techniques, ahead of the legal interpretation of the European Commission, expected by March 2016. The European organic food and farming sector considers that...
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BIOFACH 2016: the feast for out-of-home catering

BIOFACH, the World's leading Trade Fair for Organic Food which takes place from 10 to 13 February, is the top event and the place to go for organic-loving professional chefs. At the special show...
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Monsanto Cuts 16% of Work Force as Sales in Roundup Herbicide Fall 34%

Monsanto announced Wednesday that sales in the company’s agricultural productivity segment, which includes its probable carcinogen Roundup herbicide, fell 34 % to $820 million. Monsanto’s shares fell over 2% as a result. The Biotech giant...