The pesticide-free town: Sowing the seeds of tomorrow
17 Jul 2018
In 2014 Mals, a small town in the north of Italy, became the first community in the world to ban pesticide use through a referendum. How did these activists triumph over the pestic...
High risk of food shortages without pesticides, says chemical giant
18 Jun 2018
Head of Syngenta, world’s biggest pesticide maker, says rejecting farming tech could have serious consequences within 20 years. Read the full article on The Guardian here....
New organic rules and animal welfare: Meeting social expectations or not?
04 Jan 2018
The EU organic logo brings certain guarantees about high standards of animal welfare, and EU institutions ought to show strong commitment to address weaknesses in regards to anima...
The Future of Food and Farming – for a flexible, fair and sustainable Common Agricultural Policy
30 Nov 2017
Read the full press release from the European Commission on the Future of Food and Farming here....
Member states approve new organic rules ahead of Parliament vote
22 Nov 2017
EU member states agreed on Monday (20 November) to a new set of rules for organic farming, simplifying the system and creating a level playing field for EU produce and imports. The...
Policymakers push for healthy eating choices at lunchtime
02 Oct 2017
It can be easy to make the wrong food choices during your lunch break. But policymakers are trying to make lunchtime a more satisfying, healthy experience for employees. Read the f...
Animal welfare at heart of European organic farming proposals
07 Oct 2015
Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October t...
Commission’s proposal for stricter thresholds in organic farming opposed
07 Oct 2015
The European Commission is considering stricter pesticide limits for organic products. The organic sector and the European Parliament are not in agreement. Read more here....