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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…

Changes in regulation on recognition of control authorities & bodies for the purpose of import of organic products into the EU

While the EU Organic Regulation 2018/848 has been in force since the start of the year, implementing regulation that specify…
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
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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…
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…

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…

IFOAM Organics Europe launches a guideline on the use of Flavourings in Organic Food

One of the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848’s novelties is the restriction of the use of natural flavourings in…
27/06/2022
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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…
03/05/2022
GMOs

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…

Welcome note March 2022 newsletter

Dear readers,  These are troubling times for Europe and the world. On top of climate and biodiversity crises we now…

Guidelines to help interpret EU Organic Regulation now online

After a 10-year long process, the new EU Organic Regulation has started to apply on 1 January 2022. The basic…

Expert on recycled fertilisers? Join our Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Board created a Task Force on Recycled Fertilisers. This decision comes in the context of the “Integrated…
16/03/2022
GMOs

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…

Welcome note February 2022 newsletter

Dear Readers,      I would like to welcome you back after the winter break and take this opportunity to wish you…
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…

New EU Organic Regulation: Guidelines & main changes

After a 10-year long process, the new EU Organic Regulation has started to apply on 1 January 2022. The basic…

Update on consolidated version of Regulation (EU) 2018/848

After ten years of activities, the New EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 has entered into application. As expected, many delegated…

Welcome note December 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, 2021 has been another turbulent year, again with great successes and challenges. Just like last year, I would…

EU Organic Regulation guide – Beta version online for members!

As most of you are very much aware of, the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 will be applied in…
14/12/2021
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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…

New Implementing Regulation of the new EU Organic Regulation published

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2119 related to the new EU Organic Regulation has just published, a few weeks before its…

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business: Bridging business and EU policies, 7 December, online

On 7 December 2021, players from the whole (organic) supply chain – including processors, traders, retailers, and certifiers – joined the…

Organic movement defines integrity of organic supply chain

The new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 puts integrity of the organic supply chain at its core principles. However, there…

Welcome note October 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, Autumn has reached Europe, and unlike nature at this time of year, our work is not slowing down.…

Looking for a guide to run you through the new EU Organic Regulation? We’ve got you covered!

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

Register now for IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business on 7 December, online – The event for companies involved & interested in organic

Register now for the upcoming 4th edition of IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business, taking place virtually on 7 December. This…
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…

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…
28/09/2021
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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…

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…
08/09/2021
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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…

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…

Animal husbandry & grazing management in organic farming – Effects of the new EU Organic Regulation

On 10 June, the symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming took place, organized by the Austrian…
09/06/2021
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European retailers take a strong stand against deregulating new GMOs

On 26 May 2021, European retailers took a strong stand against deregulating new GMOs in a joint resolution. One of…

Symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming

On 10 June, a symposium on animal husbandry and grazing management in organic farming will cover perspectives for organic producers…

New Organic Regulations published

Two new Delegated Regulations of the New EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 were published in the EU Official Journal. Considering these…
19/05/2021
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New GMOs in Europe? Slow Food Europe podcast with our Policy Coordinator

Slow Food Europe just launched a podcast series dedicated to European food and farming policies, gathering experts to discuss hot…

Welcome note May 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, It is spring, a period I associate with birth and budding blossoms, the energetic execution of gardening plans…
05/05/2021
GMOs

Political hotspot May 2021 newsletter

On Thursday, 29 April, the Commission released their long-awaited in-house study on the ‘status of new genomic techniques under Union…

[Exclusive for members] “Let’s discuss organic: Organic Regulation” recording available!

The recording of the ‘Let’s discuss organic’ session on the Organic Regulation is now available for our members on our…

Organic movement raises red flag on assumed benefits deregulating new genomic techniques

BRUSSELS, 29 APRIL 2021 – The organic food and farming movement criticises the Commission’s plan to work on a new…

Coming up for organic operators: Guide on new EU Organic Regulation

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

New Organic Regulation published

The sixth secondary regulation to the new EU Organic Regulation (EU) 2018/848 has been published. It is Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/642 about labelling…

Discuss CAP, new EU Organic Regulation & more at the European Organic Congress 2021 - Remember to save the date!

Are you interested in discussing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the new EU Organic Regulation, rural development and more? Then save…

Civil society, farmers and business organizations: Vice-President Timmermans, don't deregulate GM crops & animals

BRUSSELS, 30 MARCH 2021 – Today, a large coalition of 162 civil society, farmers and business organisations calls on Vice…

[Exclusive for members] Let's discuss organic hot topics

As a follow-up of the thematic sessions hosted during BIOFACH, we are bringing our members live sessions during which they…
 
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