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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
Climate change

Parliament votes on Carbon Removal Certification Framework: Cautious welcome

The European Parliament’s Plenary has voted on their position on the Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF). IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes…
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…

European Parliament should uphold ban for all NGTs in organic in rapporteur's report

BRUSSELS, 19 OCTOBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe, the voice for organic food and farming in Europe, is strongly against…

Baking soda more dangerous than synthetic pesticides? - EU decision-makers on the brink of endorsing deceptive pesticide metrics

16 OCTOBER 2023, BRUSSELS, PARIS, BERLIN, VIENNA – As the Council opens negotiations today on ‘Targets and Indicators’ the European…
15/10/2023
GMOs

Policy process of new EU legislation on “New Genomic Techniques” in full motion – Organic movement needs to be on high alert 

After the publication of the legislative proposal on so-called “New Genomic Techniques”, the policy process in the European Union institutions…

Celebrating life – a few highlights from th September 2023 Newsletter!  

Recently we issued the last edition of our newsletter. Wondering why it’s interesting for you? We have prepared a quick…

Organic Innovating Sustainable Food Systems: Ten take-aways of the European Organic Congress 2023

In a month dedicated to harvesting the fruits of our labour – in the fields and at the EU Organic Day & Awards –…

8 winners of EU Organic Awards highlight organic's excellence

25 SEPTEMBER 2023, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Today, the eight winners of the second edition of the EU Organic Awards were…

Political hotspot

The EU’s State of the Union (SOTEU), a moment during which the Commission President reflects upon past achievements and lays…

IFOAM Organics Europe at SANA exhibition - 7-8 September 2023, Bologna, Italy

On 7-8 September, IFOAM Organics Europe’s Director Eduardo Cuoco was present at the 35th International exhibition of organic and natural…

Discuss citizen-driven transformation of European food systems at the Organic Innovation Days 

On 25-26 October the annual Organic Innovation Days 2023 are taking place in Brussels themed ‘Citizen-driven transformation of European food…
11/09/2023
Events GMOs

GMO-free Europe conference - 7 September 2023

On 7 September, the 10th GMO free Europe conference gathered policymakers, scientists, farmers, and representatives of the organic and the…
07/09/2023
Climate change

European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee focusses on monetisation of carbon credits

Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COMAGRI) voted on their opinion on carbon farming in…

"Organic and agroecological farming are the best guarantee for long-term food security", says new TP Organics Policy Brief

BRUSSELS, 5 SEPTEMBER 2023 – At today’s high-level expert webinar “Safeguarding long-term food security”, TP Organics, the European Technology Platform…

Organic sector calls on agriculture ministers to prioritise agroecological innovation over techno-fixes

BRUSSELS, 1 SEPTEMBER 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe urges Agriculture Ministers to uphold a systemic approach of innovation and sustainability…

Let’s show the organic movement’s diversity on and around 23 September, EU Organic Day

As European organic sector and movement, the EU Organic Day is our time to shine! It is our chance to…
25/07/2023
GMOs

What are new GMOs and what’s at risk? Watch our new video

In July 2023, the European Commissions published its legislative proposal on “New Genomic Techniques”. We have the pleasure to announce…

EU Organic Awards - Get to know this year's finalists

BRUSSELS, 18 JULY 2023 – Today, the finalists for the annual EU organic awards have been announced. 24 are shortlisted…

NGT proposal a step backward for biosafety, freedom of choice and consumers' information

BRUSSELS, 5 JULY 2023 – IFOAM Organics Europe considers the Commission’s proposal to deregulate “New Genomic Techniques” (NGTs) as misguided,…

European organic movement resolution: No hidden GMOs, system-based approach to innovation

BRUSSELS, 22 JUNE 2023 – In a resolution adopted yesterday at its General Assembly, the European organic movement re-affirms that…

Jan Plagge re-elected President of IFOAM Organics Europe

BRUSSELS, 21 JUNE 2023 – At today’s General Assembly, IFOAM Organics Europe’s membership elected a new Board and Jan Plagge…
26/05/2023
Climate change

Council and Parliament are advancing on their positions on the Industrial Emissions Directive

The European Parliament’s Committees on Environment and Agriculture have voted on their reports on the revision of the EU Industrial…

A recap of the Organic Food Conference by BEING Organic in EU

IFOAM Organics Europe was happy to continue promoting the BEING ORGANIC in EU project objectives through the organisation of the…

Exploring the future of organic agriculture: Highlights from day 1 of the Organic Food Conference

The Organic Food Conference took place on 22-23 May at Aboca’s premises in Sansepolcro, Tuscany (IT), and its first day…

300+ organizations unite to send strong signal to Frans Timmermans, demanding a shift to evidence-based sustainability food systems rather than unfounded hope on new GMOs

More than 300 organizations signed a letter sent to Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal in the…

Political Hotspot May 2023

The proposal for an EU nature restoration law is facing major opposition, recently leading to the rejection of the whole…

National CAP Strategic Plans: On the road to achieving the 25% organic target

The Horizon Europe project OrganicTargets4EU supports the achievement of the targets set by the EU’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity…

ECO-READY: Developing a European Observatory for short and long-term food and agriculture resilience strategies

The ECO-READY project aspires to identify climate-change drivers affecting food security and biodiversity across Europe. The comprehensive understanding of the EU…

National CAP Strategic Plans – A Big Step on the Road to 25% Organic

By the end of 2022, EU Member States had finalised their CAP Strategic Plans, including organic support from 2023 to…

Join the best in organic: Apply for the EU Organic Awards 2023

Calling all organic farmers, processors, retailers, and stakeholders in the organic value chain! Are you ready to showcase your achievements…

Attend the Organic Food Conference in Tuscany, Italy

Would you like to enjoy great Italian organic food while discussing organic? Don’t miss out on our Organic Food Conference Events,…
 
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