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Official letters

Serious concerns about the EU Commission proposal on New Genomic Techniques

The European Commission has launched a proposal for the (de-)regulation of new genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or New Genomic Techniques…

Don't delete article 43 - CAP funding for effective pesticide reductions

Public funds need to be used to support farmers in taking the measures needed to effectively reduce pesticides, protect health…

Joint open letter on the need to publish the EU legislative framework for Sustainable Food Systems before the end of this Commission’s mandate

Brussels, 6th September 2023 Dear President von der Leyen, We, the undersigned organisations, and distinguished academics, are writing once again…

25 July AGRIFISH Council exchange of views on the Commission’s proposal on NGTs

Re: 25 July AGRIFISH Council exchange of views on the Commission’s proposal on NGTs Dear Agriculture Minister, On 25 July…

Prevent patented GM seeds in Europe resulting from reform of EU GMO regulation

We are writing to express our concerns about a possible flood of patented seeds entering the EU market as a…
Organic infographics and videos
Factsheets and manuals

Global Safety & Risk Assessment Protocol for New Genomic Technologies

The environmental release and widespread production and consumption of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) since the mid-1990s has raised serious ecological,…
Reports and studies
GMOs Seeds

Sustainability in organic breeding. Improving the entire system or adjusting some genes?

Sustainability in organic breeding. Improving the entire system or adjusting some genes? is a briefing providing an overview of the…

Toxicological comparison of pesticide active substances approved for conventional vs. organic agriculture in Europe

There is much debate about whether the (mostly synthetic) pesticide active substances (AS) in conventional agriculture have different non-target effects…
Press releases

Policymakers should respect the organic movement's choice not to use NGTs

BRUSSELS, 30 NOVEMBER 2023 – Speaking at an online press conference this morning, Jan Plagge, President of IFOAM Organics Europe,…

Sprouting discontent: organic movement regrets European Parliament's failure to pesticides reduction

BRUSSELS, 22 NOVEMBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe regrets the European Parliament’s inability to agree on a pesticides reduction regulation. …

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes progress on pesticides reduction negotiations

BRUSSELS, 24 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes today’s vote of the European Parliament Environment Committee on the Sustainable…

European Parliament should uphold ban for all NGTs in organic in rapporteur's report

BRUSSELS, 19 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe, the voice for organic food and farming in Europe, is strongly against…

Organic sector calls on agriculture ministers to prioritise agroecological innovation over techno-fixes

BRUSSELS, 1 SEPTEMBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe urges Agriculture Ministers to uphold a systemic approach of innovation and sustainability…

NGT proposal a step backward for biosafety, freedom of choice and consumers’ information

BRUSSELS, 5 JULY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe considers the Commission’s proposal to deregulate “New Genomic Techniques” (NGTs) as misguided,…

European organic movement resolution: No hidden GMOs, system-based approach to innovation

BRUSSELS, 22 JUNE 2023 – In a resolution adopted yesterday at its General Assembly, the European organic movement re-affirms that organic…

Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe

BRUSSELS, 21 JUNE 2023 – At today’s General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s membership elected a new Board and Jan Plagge…

EU organic movement warns against greenwashing

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns against the misuse of claims, labels, or communication initiatives about food…
Position papers

Recommendations regarding the Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan (INMAP)

Recommendations regarding the Integrated Nutrient Management Action Plan (INMAP) In this paper, IFOAM Organics Europe recalls the benefits of organic…

IFOAM Organics Europe’s recommendations on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR)

Read this Position Paper in ENGLISH – BULGARIAN IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on the revision of…
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