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Welcome note November 2022

Dear reader,  I am happy to welcome you to this year’s last edition of our newsletter. I am proud to…
18/11/2022
Events GMOs

GMO-free Europe Event held at the European Parliament to take a stand discuss the European Commission's new NGT legislative proposal

The European Commission announced a new legislative proposal for so-called ‘Novel Genomic Techniques’ in the second quarter of 2023. This…

Policy recommendations to reduce inputs like copper, antibiotics and introduce new nutrient sources

The RELACS project developed and researched alternatives to contentious inputs in organic crop production, think about copper and mineral oils,…

Climate Farm Demo, a project pf 1,500 pilot demo farms to increase climate smart farming

In October, the Horizon Europe Project Climate Farm Demo has started. It aims to increase, speed-up and disseminate the adoption…

Farmers at the centre of research, innovation & knowledge exchange in TP Organics new study 

Organic living labs and lighthouse farms in Europe is a brand new study by TP Organics, the European technology platform…
14/10/2022
GMOs

The scientists behind the GMO deregulation lobby – A story of vested interests

Many scientists currently active in agricultural biotechnology who lobby for deregulating so-called ‘new genomic techniques’ (NGTs) in the European Union…
14/10/2022
GMOs

Add your signature – Support these EU-wide petitions to stop attempts to deregulate new GMOs 

The European Commission is working on a new legislative proposal for ‘New Genomic Techniques’ (NGTs). We expect this to be…
13/10/2022
Events GMOs

Save the Date: GMO-Free Europe Event 2022 - 17 November

We invite you to join us for a GMO-free Europe event at the European Parliament to discuss the European Commission’s…

ClieNFarms online public policy workshop on climate neutrality and food security 

On 8 July 2022, the first ClieNFarms public policy workshop, organised by IFOAM Organics Europe, took place online. The workshop…

Preview of events

This year’s edition of the Organic Innovation Days, the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation, will…
27/09/2022
GMOs

Worrying step to deregulating GMOs: EU Agriculture Commissioner says “no controversy about direction” among EU Agricultural Ministers

The recent Informal meeting of the EU Ministers of Agriculture set a worrying tone for the political agenda regarding Genetically…

Presence of pesticides in the environment – Scientific article out now

After months of work, IFOAM Organics Europe is happy to announce the article Presence of pesticides in the environment, transition…

Recognising the benefits of organic farming

Organic farming has countless benefits for the natural environment and society, but they are often overlooked. Maria Ladinig and Bram…

FarmDemo Training Kit helps you organise a successful farm demonstration – Available in all EU languages

Do you want to organize a successful farm demonstration? FarmDemo’s Training Kit collects tools, guidelines, and videos that will help…

Supporting knowledge exchange between AKIS-actors: EU-FarmBook project launched

This August, the EU-FarmBook project started. Its goal is to support knowledge exchange between all actors active in the national…

Transformation scenarios for boosting organic farming & organic - OrganicTargets4EU project starts

The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU officially started on 1 September 2022. Coordinated by IFOAM Organics Europe, the project aims to…

June newsletter: measuring pesticides, new GMOs, and more!

We just published our June newsletter and it’s rich in updates and information on the hottest organic topics! Not sure…

Preview of events

Pesticides threaten our food and farming systems.They kill pollinators like bees, reduce the quality of soils, endanger the health of…
27/06/2022
GMOs

Public consultation on new genomic techniques still ongoing + Member briefing

The 12-weeks consultation period of the European Commission in the context of the Impact Assessment for new legislation for ‘New…

Final Event of SmartAgriHubs, 26-28 September 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

26-28 September, the SmartAgriHubs projects will have its final event in Lisbon, Portugal. On Monday 26 September, members of the…

Shifting school meals and schools for increased resilience

Schools are the place where many young people learn about healthy diets and a sustainable food culture if this can…

ClieNFarms public policy workshop on climate-neutrality and food security, 8 July, online

On 8 July 2022, IFOAM Organics Europe is organising the first online public policy workshop of ClieNFarms on climate-neutral farming…

Conference: Is it possible to have a more sustainable Mediterranean diet? 28-30 September, Bari, Italy

There is a need for a change of course to Sustainable Food Systems (SFS), in which the Mediterranean diet represents…

Alternatives to contentious input in organic - Heritage of RELACS project

The RELACS project developed and researched alternatives to contentious inputs in organic crop production – copper and mineral oils, nutrient…

CORE Organic final research seminar, 17-18 May, Brussels, Belgium

The CORE Organic final research seminar, co-organised by TP Organics, took place on 17-18 May 2022 at University Foundation in…

Farm Demo Conference, 11 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, the Farm Demo conference showed how knowledge-sharing promotes sustainable agriculture. Three Horizon 2020 projects – NEFERTITI,…

Wrapping up the RELACS project: Policy roadmaps, videos & other publications

The RELACS project, which aims at finding alternatives to contentious inputs in organic farming, came to an end on 29…
03/05/2022
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Commission opens public consultation on new legislation for new genetic engineering techniques

The EU Commission launched a 12-weeks consultation period in the context of the Impact Assessment for new legislation for ‘New…

Demonstration farms & their role in sustainable farming projects - Farm Demo Conference, 11 May 2022

On 11 May 2022, the annual Farm Demo Conference takes place. Experts and stakeholders will discuss the role of networks…

Policy instruments & voluntary initiatives for reducing contentious inputs in organic farming

The RELACS project released a new scientific paper by Varga et al., 2022, analysing existing policy instruments and voluntary initiatives in…

Register to RELACS trial results webinar: Reducing Anthelmintic control

Are you interested in reducing anthelmintic use in your flock? Would you like to learn about natural alternatives to them?…

ClieNFarms project has started

Making farms climate-neutral is the aim of the ClieNFarms projects that started last January. The project will set up 20…

New! Playlists in multiple languages on Organic Farm Knowledge’s YouTube

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform attaches great importance to making its  content accessible in several languages and is working on…

New project wants to make school meals part of transition to sustainable diet

The EU-funded “SchoolFood4Change” (SF4C) project aims to shift school meals and schools into a new paradigm of systemic change towards…
16/03/2022
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No risk assessment and labelling for eggs and hens of genetically modified origin?

Following an EU Commission statement, it can be concluded that eggs and laying hens that originate from genetically engineered hens…

Webinar “Healthy policies for healthy soil: the Green Deal playing field”

Participate in this webinar on 10 March, at 10.30-13.00 (CET), organised by Legambiente (IT) and Zelena Istra (HR) within the…

EU FarmBook: Open-source knowledge platform for farmers, 23 February 2022, online

On 23 February, we held a member-only webinar in which 28 participants from the organic sector learned about the progress…

Political hotspot February 2022 newsletter

Promotion policies, an important funding opportunity for organic – Deadline calls for proposals 21 AprilOn 16 December, the European Commission…
02/02/2022
GMOs

New GMOs: What’s next for Europe & state-of-play legislative process

As covered in previous editions of our newsletter, the European Commission has been moving forward with plans to create a…

EU organic movement calls on Member States to provide reliable data on organic and other Farm to Fork targets

BRUSSELS, 2 FEBRUARY 2022 – As the first trialogue on the Regulation on Statistics on Agricultural Inputs and Outputs (SAIO)…

Get inspired: New EU campaign to stimulate organic purchasing behavior in supermarkets

Organic umbrella organisations in Sweden, Finland, The Netherlands, and Belgium are joining forces to stimulate the sales of organic products.…

New scientific publication on riboflavin supplementation in organic chicken feed

The RELACS project, which aims at finding alternatives to contentious inputs in organic farming, released a new scientific paper inquiring methods…

A knowledge platform for organic farming – Constantly further developed

The Organic Farm Knowledge platform is constantly working to evolve, keep the tools up to date, increase the reach and…

New tools and practices for organic dairy sector from the NEFERTITI project

Looking for inspiration for improving organic dairy farming? Check out the new videos from the NEFERTITI project that showcase tools…

Exclusive for members: Let’s Discuss Organic! continues in 2022

In 2022, we will continue with our monthly, member-only Let’s Discuss Organic! sessions. These online live sessions will offer our members…

BIOFRUITNET recommendations for stronger organic fruit growing systems

Knowledge sharing is key for bringing together innovative ideas and identify new solutions in organic farming. The Horizon 2020 BIOFRUITNET…

Pilot of EU FarmBook platform open-source knowledge platform – Join webinar on 23 February!

The Horizon 2020-funded EUREKA project is developing a proof of concept for a new European-wide, centralised and open-source knowledge reservoir…

A Soil Deal for Europe

What are EU Missions?Missions are a new instrument under Horizon Europe  to bring concrete solutions to some of the EU’s…
14/12/2021
GMOs

Commission event: Can New Genetic Engineering Techniques (NGETs) be sustainable?

The European Commission invited stakeholders, public officials, and politicians for a high-level event to discuss their plans to launch new…

Alternatives for contentious inputs: Research well on track, 30 November 2021-1 December 2021

On 30 November and 1 December, the Organic Innovation Days 2021 entitled “Better inputs for organic agriculture” took place online. In 2021,TP Organics’ annual public event,…
 
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