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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…

Welcome note March 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome the new European Organic Action Plan…

Political hotspot March 2021 newsletter

The new action plan for the development of the organic sector was published  on 25 March 2021. IFOAM Organics Europe…

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes new Organic Action Plan

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2021 – The organic food and farming movement welcomes today’s publication of the European Organic Action Plan…

Listen to first episode of the #Food4EU podcast with IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge on the European Union’s role in shaping the organic market

IFOAM Organics Europe President Jan Plagge spoke during the first episode of the new podcast series on food and farming…
23/02/2021
Events GMOs

[Exclusive for members] GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: Event recordings available until 15 March

On 10 February 2021, more than 160 participants and 7 speakers joined the online event GMOs and gene editing in…

More than 1,000 attended our sessions at BIOFACH’s e-Special - 17-19 February 2021, online

On 17-19 February 2021, the first online edition of BIOFACH took place with more than 13,800 participants. 17 February: Opening…
11/02/2021
Events GMOs

Organic and Conventional sectors discuss genome editing at IFOAM Organics Europe event - 10 February 2021, online

IFOAM Organics Europe invited food & farming stakeholders and policymakers to discuss GMOs and gene editing in agriculture. With the…

Political hotspot February 2021 newsletter

To help realise the European Green Deal’s shift to more sustainable food systems, the European Commission earmarked an unprecedented share…

Welcome note February 2021 newsletter

Dear readers,   On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome you back after the winter break…
02/02/2021
GMOs

Detection Cibus’ GM-canola: An update

A regulation is only worth so much as it can be enforced. This is why on 7 September 2020, an…

Join IFOAM Organics Europe at Europe’s biggest trade fair for organic - 17-19 February 2021, online

BIOFACH 2021 is just around the corner! The yearly event gathering the organic movement will take place from 17-19 February…

Save the date: The organic movement meets online at BIOFACH 2021 Policy Day to discuss “25% European land in organic by 2030” - 17 February 2021, online

Organised by IFOAM Organics Europe in collaboration with BIOFACH, the Policy Day under the title 25% European Land in Organic…
18/01/2021
Events GMOs

Register now for our public event “GMOs and gene editing in agriculture: the benefits of regulation” - 10 February, online

How does organic & non-organic food and farming avoid contamination with GMOs? Why is it so relevant for food production…

The European organic movement welcomes opportunities promoting organic agriculture in the European Commission's promotion policy work programme

The European organic movement welcomes the special attention reserved to organic agriculture in the European Commission’s promotion policy work programme.…

Reaching 25% organic land in Europe by 2030: Ten priorities for the new EU Organic Action Plan

The European Commission is set to publish the next European Organic Action Plan (OAP) at the beginning of 2021. A…

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business online – a successful event! 8-9 December 2020, online

On 8-9 December 2020, 80 participants, from all walks of the organic supply chain and beyond, joined the 3rd edition…

Welcome note November 2020 newsletter

Dear readers,   I would like to use this opportunity to look back on a turbulent year, marked with great successes…

Political hotspot November 2020 newsletter

The European Commission is set to publish the next European organic action plan (OAP) at the beginning of next year.…

Registration to IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020 closes next week. Secure your spot!

IFOAM Organics Europe Meets Business 2020 is around the corner! In a little more than two weeks we will meet…

Our suggestions for the new Organic Action plan

The Commission is set to publish the next European organic action plan at the beginning of next year and has…

Joint letter calling for balanced speaker representation at forthcoming EU Agricultural Outlook Conference

IFOAM Organics Europe, Slow Food, European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), and others call for balanced representation in terms of speakers…

How will the EU Green Deal change Europe’s food prices change? Join our colleague Silvia online to get an idea!

On 12 November from 15:30-17:00, Silvia Schmidt, our food policy officer, will take part to the online event “The Green…

Political hotspot October 2020 newsletter

On 19–20 October, EU-27 agriculture ministers met in Luxembourg to adopt their general approach on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).…
27/10/2020
Farm to Fork

The 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” – IFOAM Organics Europe contributes with overview and opportunities of Farm to Fork Strategy - 13 October 2020, online

On 12-16 October 2020, over 1,600 participants from 46 countries joined the 6th ALGOA Summit “Building Alliances Beyond Asia” which…

IFOAM Organics Europe meets business – Agenda available! 8-9 December, online

Save the date for the next “IFOAM Organics Europe meets business” taking place online on 8-9 December 2020. “Bringing the…

CAP ‘reform’: Parliament's small steps not good enough for a green transformation of food and farming

BRUSSELS, 23 OCTOBER 2020 – This week, Members of the European Parliament voted on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and Agriculture Ministers reached an…

Organic Movement calls on MEPs to align the CAP with the Green Deal ambitions

IFOAM Organics Europe has sent a press release to all Members of the European Parliament as they are voting on…

The Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference – Review & highlights - 15-16 October 2020, online

The European Commission’s first Farm to Fork conference took place on 15–16 October 2020 and focused on how to build…

President letter to MEPs on the CAP Strategic Plan Regulation

Brussels, 12 OCTOBER 2020 Dear Member of the European Parliament, As President of IFOAM Organics Europe, the European umbrella organization…

Open letter calling for full alignment of the reformed CAP with the European Green Deal

Together with NGOS and national coalitions from across Europe, IFOAM Organics Europe urges the President of the European Commission, the…

Political hotspot September 2020 newsletter

September marks the start of many things: the new school year, Autumn, or, if you frequent the EU bubble, the…

Welcome note September 2020 newsletter

Dear readers, On behalf of the European organic movement, I would like to welcome you back after the summer break.…

EU Parliament and Council close to adopt their position on CAP regulations

Are we entering the final stretch of the CAP negotiation process? After more than two years since the Commission published…

EIP-AGRI Seminar “CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of AKIS in Member States”

From 16-18 September, the European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) held an online seminar about the development of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation…
22/09/2020
Farm to Fork

In case you forgot after the summer break: Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

As we reported about in our previous newsletter, the European Commission unveiled its Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy and EU…
17/09/2020
GMOs

Reveal of a detection method for a gene-edited rapeseed - What is the significance and why is there a controversy?

A regulation is only worth so much as it can be enforced. This is why on 7 September, an open…

First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

This press release was first published by Greenpeace EU Brussels, 07 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations,…

Welcome note July 2020

Dear IFOAM Organics Europe members,Dear reader, I am honoured and humbled by the trust you are putting into my colleagues…

Political hotspot July 2020

With the publication of the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies, the European Commission puts organic food and…

European Patent Office: No patents on conventionally bred varieties

On 14 May 2020, the enlarged board of appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) has released an opinion that…
26/05/2020
Farm to Fork

Key points of the Farm to Fork strategy

The European Green Deal (EGD) was unveiled by the European Commission in December 2019 and aims for Europe to become the first…

Press Release: IFOAM EU welcomes landmark decision to put organic at the heart of future European food system

BRUSSELS, 20 MAY 2020 – IFOAM EU welcomes the EU Biodiversity and Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies and the target…

Commission to publish Farm to Fork strategy on 29 April 2020... or will it?

The Farm to Fork strategy and the EU biodiversity strategy – both essential components of the European Green Deal –foreseen…

Political hotspot April 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has far reaching effects on Europe, life as we know it, agriculture and the organic sector.…

Open Letter: CSOs open letter on the importance and urgency of publishing the Farm to Fork strategy: no further delays, keep April 2020 as publication date

Brussels, 14 April 2020 To:Executive Vice-President Frans TimmermansCommissioner Stella KyriakidesCommissioner Janusz WojciechowskiCommissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius CC:Anne Bucher, Director-General of DG SANTE…

IFOAM EU calls for target of at least 20% organic land in the EU

The organic movement calls for ambitious targets to increase organic land and consumption in the EU ahead of the publication…

JOINT LETTER: European Green Deal needs to cut pesticides and switch to agroecology

Brussels, 31 March 2020 To: Executive Vice President TimmermansCc: Commissioners Kyriakides, Wojciechowski and Sinkevičius We are writing to you as…

PRESS RELEASE: IFOAM EU calls for a target of 20% organic land in the EU

BRUSSELS, 13 FEBRUARY 2020 – As the European Commission is expected to release the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies,…
 
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