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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…

Nature restoration cannot be postponed

Dear Members of the European Parliament, During the plenary votes of 12 July you will decide on the fate of…

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…

An ambitious Nature Restoration Law is needed for resilient and productive farming systems

Dear Members and Substitute Members of the Environment Committee, On Thursday 15 June you are invited to vote on the…

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,…

Organic farming benefits for agricultural soils

Organic farming benefits for agricultural soils. Soil health is a cornerstone of organic farming and health is one of the…
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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…

Environmental impacts of achieving the EU’s 25% organic land by 2030 target: a preliminary assessment 

The European Union’s Farm to Fork Strategy target of a 25% organic share of agricultural land by 2030 is ambitious…

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 and agroecological farming are the best guarantee for long-term food security

Brussels, 5 September 2023 – At today’s high-level expert webinar “Safeguarding long-term food security“, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform…
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