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23/12/2022
Food policy

Large share of EU funds available to promote sustainable agriculture in 2023 

On 16 December 2022, the European Commission has adopted the 2023 Annual Work Programme on the promotion of agricultural products.…

GMOs – An easy breakdown on common myths 

Global grassroots organization Slow Food International has recently published a short myth-busting article with the most common, but wrong and…

Member States call for ‘new impact assessment’ on the Pesticides Regulation (SUR), delaying strict EU pesticide regulation

On 19 December, Member States1 voted in favour of requesting complementary data to the existing impact assessment the Commission carried…

Promoting recycled fertilizers in Europe: IFOAM Organics Europe position paper & outcomes policy workshop on closing the nutrients’ cycle

On 28 February, IFOAM Organics Europe has published a new position paper on the Commission’s Integrated Nutrients Management Action Plan…

All CAP Strategic Plans approved, just like Parliament’s report on long-term vision for rural areas 

On 13 December, the European Commission approved the last national Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) Strategic Plan and the European Parliament…

Green claims: better methodologies to assess environmental performance of food & textiles products

BRUSSELS, 29 NOVEMBER 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes news about the Commission’s decision to postpone the publication of the…
21/11/2022
Farm to Fork

Put sustainable school meals on the EU agenda - Sign the petition  

The Buy Better Food Campaign has initiated an EU-wide petition for ‘A healthy meal for every child in every EU…

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…

Sustainability labels, ”sustainable or not? That’s the question!” 

In the current food environment, labels are crucial to provide consumers with information to help them make the sustainable choice.…

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…
29/09/2022
Food policy

Political Hotspot - September 2022

September is the month of the first informal meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic. The Czech…

Welcome note September 2022 Newsletter - EU Organic Day and EU Organic Awards

23 September was a day of celebrations! Besides the autumn equinox, it was the second edition of EU Organic Day.…

Updates on pesticides and recycled nutrients: Regulation (SUR), statistics and data

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomed the Commission’s proposal on the revision of the Sustainable Use of pesticides Regulation (SUR). It could…
26/09/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Nine Strategic Plans approved, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? Nine CAP national Strategic Plans out of 27 have been…

Celebrating organic practices throughout the supply chain - Winners of the EU Organic Awards

BRUSSELS, 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 – Today, on EU Organic Day, representatives of a pan-European collaboration handed out the first EU…

Watch the EU Organic Awards ceremony, tomorrow 23/9, 10:00

Tomorrow, Friday 23 September, there will be the second edition of the EU Organic Day, established by the European Commission…
09/09/2022
EU Organic Day

EU Organic Day in two weeks – Join us (online) on 23/9

In two weeks, the European organic movement will have its time to shine at the EU Organic Day. Let’s use…

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…

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…

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…
18/08/2022
CAP

CAP updates: Status Strategic Plans, new derogations, feedback performance framework and future CAP network

Approval of CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans: Where are we now? During the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council configuration (AGRIFISH) meeting…
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…

EU Organic Awards - Get to know the finalists

BRUSSELS, 20 JULY 2022 – Today, the finalists for the first annual EU organic awards have been announced. 24 are…

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…

Welcome note June 2022 Newsletter

Dear readers, Summer has arrived all over Europe and harvesting season is upon us. Summer mood is not slowing down…

Political hotspot June 2022 Newsletter

On 22 June, the European Commission published two important legislative proposals related to the implementation of the Farm to Fork…

Review of events

We were thrilled, after two years of digital events, to meet again at the 2022 European Organic Congress. Below you find…

EU Organic Day approaches: Share your initiative, we will give it visibility - 23 September 2022

EU Organic Day is just around the corner, and we are looking forward to celebrating its first fully fledged edition…
24/06/2022
Agroecology

Update on EU Research & Innovation Partnerships on Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

TP Organics, follows the development and implementation of two new European Research & Innovation Partnerships that will be launched in…
23/06/2022
Food policy

Delving into public consultations: The sustainable food system framework initiative and the EU school scheme

July will be a hot month! In part because of deadlines to public consultations geared at transforming the European food…
22/06/2022
Farm to Fork

Welcoming the national Organic Ambassadors to Brussels, 21 June

On June 21, the European Commission hosted a meeting of the recently created EU network of national Organic Ambassadors. These…

They make it happen! Green public procurement in Copenhagen’s public kitchens

Organic contributes to promoting and delivering healthy and sustainable diets. This is part of our Vision 2030 set out and…

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…
13/06/2022
CAP

Update on CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans, Common Market Organisation & long-term vision for rural areas

Where are we at with the CAP 2023-2027 Strategic Plans and reform process? What do we do on the Common…

Member States should enhance support for organic farming in CAP Strategic Plans in line with Commission's observations

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, 7 JUNE 2022 – Over the past days, the organic food and farming movement sent letters to national…

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…
19/05/2022
CAP

Political hotspot May 2022 Newsletter

As of 17 May 2022, the European Commission sent 24 observation letters to Member States on their CAP Strategic Plans,…
16/05/2022
Food policy

Public consultation on the Sustainable Food System law: stakeholders invited to provide feedback!

On 28 April, the European Commission opened its public consultation for the sustainable food system framework initiative. All stakeholders, including…

IFOAM Organics Europe’s roundtable on organic canteens gathers torchbearers for fruitful exchanges

On 28 March, IFOAM Organics Europe organised a roundtable on organic canteens, bringing together relevant actors in the field to…
10/05/2022
Food policy

Opening of a public consultation on EU school fruit, vegetables, and milk scheme

On 5 May, the European Commission opened its public consultation for the revision of the EU school scheme, that supports…
06/05/2022
Food policy

European Commission’s promotion policies: 157 projects submitted in 2022

The European Commission has recently published the results of its call for tenders under the 2022 edition of the promotion…
04/05/2022
Food policy

European Parliament report on the organic action plan published

On 3 May, the European Parliament’s Plenary voted on its own initiative report on the Commission’s organic action plan (OAP).…

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…

EU Parliament AGRI Committee supports organic farming in vote on Organic Action Plan report

BRUSSELS, 31 MARCH 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes ComAGRI’s vote on the Parliament’s Organic Action Plan (OAP) report. AGRI…

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…

EU Organic Awards - Applications opened at high level event

BRUSSELS, 25 MARCH 2022 – Today, Commissioner for agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski launched the applications for the first ever EU organic…

Applications for European Organic Awards now open (until 8 June)

In concomitance with the first-year anniversary of the European Organic Action Plan, the submission period of the European Organic Awards…

EU Parliament saves Farm to Fork’s integrity but concedes on Biodiversity

BRUSSELS, 24 MARCH 2022 – IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the European Parliament’s support to the Farm to Fork Strategy as…
 
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