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Food companies, raise your voice for strict legislation on new GMOs ('new genomic techniques'), sign our joint European letter

A legislative proposal on new GMOs, with broad repercussions for the day-to-day work of organic and GMO-free processors, retailers and…

Read our June newsletter! Here's what you can expect.

We just published our latest newsletter, the last one before the European elections and the summer break. Wondering what’s in…

Political Hotspot June 2024

Ongoing farmers’ protests highlight the need to address concerns about unfair pricing and competition in European agriculture. The objectives laid…

Welcome Note June 2024

Dear reader,   Welcome to our last newsletter edition before the EU elections and summer break. In only a few days…

ECOSCORE: organic farming organisations reach an agreement ending legal procedures with ADEME, YUKA and its partners [EN+FR versions]

[French version below] BRUSSELS, PARIS, 4 JUNE 2024 – “In January 2023, the European federation of organic agriculture (IFOAM ORGANICS…
04/06/2024
GMOs Seeds

New genomic techniques, what comes up? 

Despite significant political pressure to reach an agreement among the EU institutions before the European elections in June 2024, the…

EU Organic Day is coming up - Get ready to be visible on/around 23 September 2024

On 23 September 2024 Europe will celebrate its 4th EU Organic Day! We call on the European organic movement to get…

NGOs call for climate action & fair agrifood systems – 31 May; 1 June & throughout October 

On 31 May, the NGOs who are part of the Good Food Good Farming coalition gathered in Brussels for its…

Researching detection methods & digital solutions for products derived from new genomic techniques 

From January 2024 to June 2027, IFOAM Organics Europe is part of a technical research project called DARWIN. It aims…
17/05/2024
CAP

CAP “simplification”: Missed opportunity fails to answer farmers’ demands

Following farmers’ protests, the European Commission proposed a Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform which has now been approved in votes…

Technical workshops future CAP – From food security to solidarity & rural areas

On 16-17 May 2024 the European Commission organised the last technical workshop for Solidarity and Rural Communities in the next…

10 more days for organic excellence to apply to the EU Organic Awards - 12 May!

Applications for the third edition of the EU Organic Awards will close next week Sunday on 12 May 2024. Does one immediately…

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…

Get inspired by excellent examples carrying out organic’s values

In recent years, the European Union has developed a long-term strategy to become climate neutral: the EU Green Deal. Among…
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.…

Apply to be the next winner of the European Organic Awards 2024!  

Applications for the third edition of the EU Organic Awards will close on 12 May 2024. If you know of…
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…

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…

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).…

February 2024 Newsletter - Multilingual Edition

Read this Special Newsletter in BG, CZ, DA , DE, ES, EN, FR, HU, IT, LT, NL, PL, PT, RO, UA Dear reader,Welcome to 2024! As we usher in the new year and an EU…

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…
12/01/2024
GMOs

Myth busting: NGTs and organic

With an eye on this year’s elections, the EU institutions have geared up work on many important dossiers and advancing…
11/01/2024
GMOs

New GMOs – Key resources

This article is an overview of useful resources we have compiled for you. We will update this on a rolling…

A model organic restaurant in the heart of Vienna - meet Luftburg - Kolarik im Prater, best 2023 organic restaurant/food service winner 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …

Political Hotspot December 2023

With an eye on next year’s elections, the EU institutions have geared up work on many important dossiers. But rushing…
14/12/2023
GMOs

The hidden dangers of NGTs in the EU: key takeaways from our 30/11/2023 press conference

These videos were recorded during a press conference held by IFOAM Organics Europe on 30/11/2023, urging Members of the European…
08/12/2023
GMOs

Can we (gene) edit our way to sustainable agriculture?

We argue “No”. NGTs, so called New Genomic Techniques, are touted as making agriculture more sustainable by tweaking individual traits…
02/12/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies – Farmers who won EU Organic Awards 2023

From GPS-systems to digital maps to humidity sensors , the winners of the EU Organic Awards for “Best Organic Farmer”…

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
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. …

First CORE Organic translational call to increase collaboration & funding

With ambitious targets set for organic in the EU Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy’s targets, it is crucial to build…
16/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Green” cultural capital – Vienna awarded “Best Organic City” at EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
13/11/2023
EU Organic Day

“Fit for 2027” - the Best Organic Region set the targets high  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

We can't eat promises! Good Food Good Farming protest

On 8th November, our staff members took part to Good Food Good Farming’s protest in front of the EU Parliament.…
08/11/2023
EU Organic Day

The organic estate that opened its doors to consumers - meet Gut Wulksfelde, Best Organic Food Retailer of the EU Organic Awards 2023  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
06/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Producing food that feeds the body and nourishes the soul – meet The Merry Mill, best organic SME winner of the EU Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12 May! *** …
02/11/2023
EU Organic Day

Europe's best organic district in the Portuguese countryside – the story of Idanha-a-Nova 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

Organic Innovation Days 2023: Citizen-driven transformation of European food systems

TP Organics’ annual Organic Innovation Days – the only EU event on organic and agroecological research and innovation – took…
30/10/2023
EU Organic Day

5th generation farmer from Kastoria, Greece, is awarded best organic farmer (male) of the European Organic Awards 2023 

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…
25/10/2023
EU Organic Day

Where tradition meets new technologies - the best organic farmer Clara Benito Pacheco  

*** Applications for the EU Organics Awards 2024 are open, visit our website for more info and apply by 12…

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…
 
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