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Vote on CAP simplification, a missed opportunity for farmers & citizens

BRUSSELS, 24 APRIL 2024 – Today’s vote in the European Parliament simplifying certain Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) rules will not…

EU Parliament advances organic plant breeding with new PRM legislation vote

BRUSSELS, 24 APRIL 2024 – Today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation could contribute to a balanced regulation…

OrganicTargets4EU: Unlocking the potential of AKIS for the organic sector

The EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy set the ambitious target of reaching 25% of agricultural land…
04/04/2024
CAP

A CAP simplification without vision – Farmers and organic sector’s demands left behind

On 15 March the Commission unveiled its long-awaited proposal to review the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to further support farmers.…
31/03/2024
CAP

Launch of organic farmers subgroup on post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy

Our Interest Group of Organic Farmers (IGOF) launched its subgroup on the post-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). While the current…

Research call ‘Fostering agroecology at farm & landscape levels’ open

The new European Research & Innovation Partnership AGROECOLOGY has launched its first call “Fostering agroecology at farm and landscape levels”.…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes AGRI Committee vote on Plant Reproductive Material

BRUSSELS, 19 MARCH 2024 – The European organic movement considers today’s vote on the Plant Reproductive Material Regulation (PRM) legislation an…

IFOAM Organics Europe regrets a CAP simplification without vision 

BRUSSELS, 15 MARCH 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe warns that the CAP simplification proposal presented today by the Commission is…
07/03/2024
CAP

Organic movement’s voice in the Civil Dialogue Group on Environment, Climate and the CAP

As IFOAM Organics Europe, our members and experts regularly advise and discuss policy options with the Commission and other stakeholders…

OrganicAdviceNetwork project, the first Europe-wide network for organic advisors, starting soon!

As the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy aims to achieve 25% of organic farmland in the EU by 2030, new organic farmers…

New faces and new projects in the Research & Innovation Unit 

A new year means new research and innovation (R&I) projects! Several new Horizon Europe projects in which IFOAM Organics Europe…

Green claims: organic movement applauds renewed recognition of PEF's shortcomings for agrifood

BRUSSELS, 14 FEBRUARY 2024 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes today’s vote on green claims as it underscores the limitations of…

NGT vote a step backward for biosafety that nonetheless safeguards the possibility for traceability and national "coexistence" measures

BRUSSELS, 07 FEBRUARY 2024 – Today the European Parliament voted on the legislative proposal on so-called “New Genomic Techniques” (NGTs).…

Organic farmers call for fair prices and recognition of public goods delivery

BRUSSELS, 1 FEBRUARY 2024 – As thousands of organic farmers have joined protests across Europe, the organic food and farming…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes Strategic Dialogue on the Future of Agriculture

BRUSSELS, 25 JANUARY 2024 – On the occasion of the launch of the strategic dialogue on the future of agriculture,…

IFOAM Organics Europe calls on MEPs to postpone plenary vote on NGTs as ENVI Committee vote leaves many issues unsolved

BRUSSELS, 24 JANUARY 2024 – Today, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI Committee) voted on the…

Green Claims: Organics Europe highlights Product Environmental Footprint method's shortcomings for agri-food

BRUSSELS, 23 JANUARY 2024 – As compromise amendment negotiations on the Green Claims Directive proposal are taking place within the…

Policymakers should respect 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,…
28/11/2023
Climate change

Parliament votes on Carbon Removal Certification Framework: Cautious welcome

The European Parliament’s Plenary has voted on their position on the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF). IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes…
28/11/2023
CAP

European Commission launches technical workshops gathering input for new CAP

While the new CAP’s first year of implementation is finishing, the European Commission is intensively working to prepare the CAP…

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. …

Commission President, ensure a framework for Sustainable Food Systems

The current EU Commission promised to transition to more sustainable, healthier, and affordable diets. This is both their commitment to…

Organic research & innovation to deliver sustainable food & farming systems – TP Organics position paper

TP Organics’ new position paper puts forward priorities for the third and final Work Programme of Horizon Europe (2025-2027) –…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes progress on pesticides reduction negotiations

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

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…

Baking soda more dangerous than synthetic pesticides? - EU decision-makers on the brink of endorsing deceptive pesticide metrics

16 OCTOBER 2023, BRUSSELS, PARIS, BERLIN, VIENNA – As the Council opens negotiations today on ‘Targets and Indicators’ the European…

Baking Soda more dangerous than Glyphosate & Co.?

Invitation to Online Press Conference 16 October 9:00 AM CEST Join us on https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83162329706?pwd=WkRFOTFuRVFFYitEdkRzcFNoYTArZz09Meeting ID: 831 6232 9706Passcode: 284856 BRUSSELS,…

8 winners of EU Organic Awards highlight organic's excellence

25 SEPTEMBER 2023, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Today, the eight winners of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards were…

Organic and agroecological farming are best guarantee for long-term food security, says new TP Organics policy brief

TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Research & Innovation into Organics and Agroecology hosted by IFOAM Organics Europe, has…

Promoting social innovation through public canteens! Join us at the EU Week of Regions and Cities

On 10 October, we are organising a high-level workshop Promoting Social Innovation through public canteens to advocate for the implementation…
07/09/2023
Climate change

European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee focusses on monetisation of carbon credits

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COMAGRI) voted on their opinion on carbon farming in…

"Organic and agroecological farming are the best guarantee for long-term food security", says new TP Organics Policy Brief

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

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…

Nature restoration law adopting gives hope for food & farming systems

BRUSSELS, 12 JULY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the adoption of the Nature Restoration Law by MEPs today. Jan…

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…

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…
26/05/2023
Climate change

Council and Parliament are advancing on their positions on the Industrial Emissions Directive

The European Parliament’s Committees on Environment and Agriculture have voted on their reports on the revision of the EU Industrial…

Launch of the FPC report on the Sustainable Food Systems Law: Policy recommendations for a meaningful transition

On 25 April, the Food Policy Coalition (FPC) held its first in person-meeting in Brussels to launch its report “Sustainable…

300+ organizations unite to send strong signal to Frans Timmermans, demanding a shift to evidence-based sustainability food systems rather than unfounded hope on new GMOs

More than 300 organizations signed a letter sent to Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal in the…

Nature restoration, crucial for resilient food & farming systems

BRUSSELS, 22 MAY 2023 – Biodiversity protection and well-functioning ecosystems are essential for food production. But the Commission’s proposal on…

National CAP Strategic Plans: On the road to achieving the 25% organic target

The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU supports the achievement of the targets set by the EU’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity…
02/05/2023
Press release

Bio Eco Actual celebrates 10 years of organic, independent and free information

Sant Cugat del Vallès, May 2023 – Bio Eco Actual, the European publication specialised in organic food and cosmetics, is…

ECO-READY: Developing a European Observatory for short and long-term food and agriculture resilience strategies

The ECO-READY project aspires to identify climate-change drivers affecting food security and biodiversity across Europe. The comprehensive understanding of the EU…

The multiple benefits of organic for climate and biodiversity – visualised in our new infographic 

The systemic approach of organic farming contributes to climate mitigation, supports the adaptation of farmers to the consequences of climate…

Green claims: The fight against greenwashing must be based on methodologies promoting the transition towards more sustainable food systems

BRUSSELS, 22 MARCH 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the publication of the Substantiating Green Claims initiative by the Commission,…

We want to be able to choose! Ensure GMO-free food production.

Update 23.03.2023: Junges Bioland initiated an online petition on this topic, addressed to Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Prime Minister, and to…

IFOAM Organics Europe & Diversified Communications partner to support organic market growth

BRUSSELS, 07 MARCH 2023 – We are excited to announce that IFOAM Organics Europe, the European umbrella organisation for organic…
 
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