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12/10/2021
GMOs

Participate in Commission Public Consultation to keep (new) GMOs regulated and to protect organic

As covered in the last edition of the newsletter, the Commission is considering a new legal proposal for so-called “New…
08/10/2021
Climate change

EU organic movement’s reply to public consultation on carbon farming initiative

The European Commission invited stakeholders to provide input to a roadmap for the Commission’s initiative aimed at developing sustainable carbon…

The future of organic food: Ten take-aways of the Organic Food Conference 2021

Our Organic Food Conference 2021 was a success, and we are happy to share the ten key take-aways. The European…

New EU Organic Regulation applies 1 January 2022: Guide to help operators coming soon

New Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will apply from 1 January 2022. The basic regulation published in June 2018 will be…

Welcome note September 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, I would like to welcome you back to our first newsletter after the summer break. I hope you…
29/09/2021
CAP

Political hotspot September 2021 newsletter

As the final vote on the deal is looming, and Member States are preparing their CAP national Strategic Plans, the…

Digital Excellence in Agriculture Contest: Organic Farm Knowledge platform awarded first prize in Category 2!

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge was awarded the first prize of the ‘Digital Excellence in Agriculture in Europe and…
28/09/2021
GMOs

Public consultation for new legal proposal upcoming

On 29 April 2021, the European Commission published a study on the status of New Genomic Techniques under Union law…
27/09/2021
Events

Review of events

On 23 September, the European Parliament, Commission and Council of the European Union celebrated the launch of the new annual…
27/09/2021
Events

Preview of events

BIOEXPO Warsaw, the international trade fair for organic food and non-food products, will take place on 30 September-2 October 2021.…
27/09/2021
Events

SAVE THE DATE - IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business, 7 December 2021

Time flies and we will soon be opening registration for the 4th edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Meets business, 7…

Celebrating the launch of EU Organic Day – 23 September

On 23 September, the European Parliament, Commission and Council of the European Union celebrated the launch of the new annual…

Organic movement welcomes new EU Organic Day on 23 September

BRUSSELS, 23 SEPTEMBER – Today, the three EU institutions – European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission…
23/09/2021
EU Organic Day

23 September is now EU Organic Day

This year the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission will sign a Joint Declaration establishing 23…
22/09/2021
Biodiversity

Sign ‘save bees and farmers’ before 30 September!

In case you have not signed the European Citizens’ Initiative to ‘Save bees and farmers’ yet, you can still do…

Last Commission consultation before presentation revised Sustainable Use of pesticides Directive

On 5 October, Mathilde Calmels, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Policy Coordinator on Pesticides, Natural Inputs and Fertilisers, will be one of…
22/09/2021
Events

Register now for TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days 2022, 30 November-1 December 2021

Registration for the Organic Innovation Days 2021 is now open – join us and discuss the latest organic research &…
22/09/2021
Events

Take your last chance to participate in Organic Food Conference 2021 – 30 September-1 October, online & live from Warsaw

The countdown to our  Organic Food Conference 2021  has started. Join us from 30 September-1 October, online & live from,…

Feedback to public consultation on the Revision of the EU legislation on Animal Welfare

During the summer, the European Commission launched an Inception impact assessment (roadmap) on the revision of EU legislation on animal…
16/09/2021
Food policy

Read the leading initiatives for more sustainable foods in FAO's handbook

Sustainable food systems are critical to ensure that future generations have access to food and consume healthy meals. Many food…

Upcoming vote on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO) in AGRI Committee

On 2 February 2021, the Commission published its proposal for a Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO),…

Save the date & contribute: 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection, 17-18 November 2021, online

Recent severe weather events and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report make it clear: agriculture will have to…

Vote on European Parliament’s Farm to Fork Strategy report: mostly positive on organic

The Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, published in May 2020 with a view of holistically transitioning towards more sustainable food…

Public consultation on carbon farming initiative roadmap & re-launch climate change task force

The European Commission has opened its public consultation on the roadmap for the initiative “Restoring sustainable carbon cycles” and feedback…
13/09/2021
Events

Food councils and citizens - FoodSHIFT 2030 webinar

How can citizens be more engaged in transforming food systems? Food Councils are one way and the FoodSHIFT2030 project highlighted…
13/09/2021
CAP

Key points CAP2023-2027 reform and focus CAP National Plans

The Trialogue negotiations between the European Parliament (EP), European Commission (EC) and European Council (EP) came to an end late…

Emerging eco-friendly solutions to plant & animal protection inputs - RELACS scientific publications

The RELACS project recently released two new scientific papers on promising plant and animal protection methods and strategies for reducing…
09/09/2021
Events

Remember to register for Organic Food Conference 2021 – 30 September-1 October, online & live from Warsaw

Are you joining our  Organic Food Conference 2021  ‘The future of organic food’ from 30 September-1 October, online & live…
08/09/2021
GMOs

The debate about new GMOs in Europe: Our Policy Coordinator in conversation with Slow Food Europe

In their podcast series on European food and farming policies, Slow Food Europe brings together experts to discuss hot matters…
03/09/2021
Events

Natexpo 2021: don’t miss the reunion!

Natexpo’s 2021 edition will open its doors on 24-26 October in Paris Nord Villepinte. The fair is expecting: 1.350 exhibitors…

How are cities engaging with food system transformation? FoodSHIFT webinar, 13 September, 15:00-16:00

City councils – either led by the city government itself or by citizens – are key to involve citizens and…
16/08/2021
Events Seeds

LIVESEED – Organic seed breeding at the Organic World Congress

The LIVESEED project, which IFOAM Organics Europe co-cordinates, is contributing to the Organic World Congress (OWC) with a colourful program.…
09/08/2021
Events

Organic & agroecological food growers, join #IGrowYourFood Global Action Day

On 9 September, during the Organic World Congress, IFOAM Organics International will be celebrating those who grow our food sustainably…
06/08/2021
Biodiversity

Only few days left to sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to save bees and farmers!

To those in our network who have not signed the European Citizens’ Initiative to ‘Save bees and farmers’ yet, you…

Organic production of milk and meat - Join RELACS & Organic-PLUS at meeting of European Federation of Animal Science

The Horizon 2020 projects RELACS and Organic-PLUS will organize a session (#51) on “Organic production of milk and meat” on…

Have your say! IFOAM Organics Europe provided feedback to the Commission’s EU School Scheme roadmap

As announced in the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the Commission will “review the EU school scheme to enhance its…
02/08/2021
Events

True cost accounting, new genetic engineering techniques & more at Organic World Congress 2021

The Organic World Congress 2021 will take place 6-10 September in Rennes, France and online. It will address questions on…
02/08/2021
Events

BIOEXPO Warsaw – The international trade fair for organic food and non-food products 30 September - 2 October 2021

BIOEXPO Warsaw, the international trade fair for organic food and non-food products, will take place on 30 September – 2…
26/07/2021
Events

Register now for Organic Food Congress 2021 on 30 September-1 October, online & live from Warsaw!

Register now for our bi-annual Organic Food Conference 2021 (formerly Organic Processing Conference), taking place from 30 September-1 October online…

Boosting organic seed & breeding - Policy and stakeholder recommendations

As the LIVESEED project is coming to its end, it has released a synthesis of all its results and recommendations.…

Fill in our survey on pesticide residues in organic for a better and more harmonized future legal framework

The new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will enter into application in a few months, and there will not be…

How can EU policies consider organic farming’s benefits for biodiversity?

IFOAM Organics Europe recently published a new report highlighting the contribution of organic farming to protecting Europe’s biodiversity. By setting…

Organic Farm Knowledge platform finalist in Digital Excellence in Agriculture Contest

The online platform Organic Farm Knowledge was nominated as one of the finalist ‘Digital Excellence in Agriculture in Europe and…
14/07/2021
TP Organics

European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems: Narrative and factsheet published

The final consolidated narrative of the future European Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Food Systems for People, Planet and Climate…

Demand better food & farming – Good Food Good Farming European Action Days - 1-31 October 2021

This year, Good Food Good Farming is again organising its European Action Days 1-31 October 2021. Raise your voice, add…

Info Days on Horizon Europe Cluster 6 - 7-8 July 2021, online

Under the Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment is central to…
12/07/2021
Vision

Help us show that organic is a front-runner in transforming food & farming

To make our shared Vision for organic in 2030 a reality, we collect European initiatives that are transforming EU food…
 
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