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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…

Representing organic at Bucharest Leaders’ Summit – The role of organic in the EU Green Deal 

On 10 November 2022, our Director Eduardo Cuoco joined the Bucharest Leaders’ Summit via livestream. During a session on sustainable…
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…
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…

Early feedback 2023 promotion policies reveal potential decrease in funding for organic products

The Commission’s decision to ringfence budget for organic products within the promotion policies was welcomed by the organic sector as…

New position paper on nutrition labelling

IFOAM Organics Europe published its new position paper on “Nutrition labelling & Nutri-Score”. This publication comes at a time of…
28/07/2022
EU Green Deal

Situation in the Ukrainian organic sector as of July 2022

This is a press release of Organic Initiative on the situation in the Ukrainian organic sector after 5 months of…

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…
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…

Welcome note May 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, I would like to thank you for the enthusiasm and the support you have given IFOAM Organics Europe…
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…

Sustainable nutrient management: our contribution to the European Commission’s public consultation

In Europe, surplus nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) in the environment are already exceeding safe planetary boundaries – for N…

Political hotspot March 2022 newsletter

As Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to rage, the EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, key parts of the…
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…
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…

Political hotspot December 2021 newsletter

On 23 November, the European Parliament approved the new CAP (2023-2027) Regulations. Now, Member States’ CAP Strategic Plans will be…
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…

EU releases soil strategy & plans legal initiative in 2023

On 17 November, the European Commission published the EU Soil Strategy for 2030 together with a proposal for a regulation…

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.…
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…

Over 1 million signatures demanding a restoration of biodiversity & support for farmers

Across Europe, more than 1 million citizens are calling for a reduction of 80% in the use of synthetic pesticides…

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…
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…
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…

Welcome note June 2021 newsletter

Dear readers, I am glad to tell you that IFOAM Organics Europe organised another successful digital edition of our European…
09/06/2021
GMOs

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…
19/05/2021
GMOs

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…

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…

Towards a new framework for EU soils?

Soil is a non-renewable resource key to all growing and living on it. Part of the EU Biodiversity strategy for…

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…

European Commission’s Soil Strategy

Healthy soils are essential to meet climate and biodiversity goals set by the European Green Deal. As part of the…
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…
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…

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…
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.…

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.…

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).…
 
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