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18/12/2023
EU Organic Day

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

Luftburg – Kolarik im Prater, located in the heart of Vienna, is the winner of the 2023 European Organic Awards…

Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds and breeding sector

Are you an organic farmers or SME managers who is involved in: Join the webinar “Entrepreneurship in the organic seeds…

New digital tool for breeders, seed producers & traders

LiveSeeding is an EU-funded project promoting growth of organic seed and plant breeding to transition to more sustainable food systems.…
05/12/2023
Seeds

Parliamentary committees have started work on proposed Plant Reproductive Material regulation

The AGRI and ENVI parliamentary committees have started their work on the proposed Plant Reproductive Material (PRM) regulation, a file…
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”…
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 

On 25 September 2023, the second edition of EU Organic Awards took place in Brussels, Belgium. 8 awards have been…
13/11/2023
EU Organic Day

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

On 25 September 2023, the second edition of EU Organic Awards took place in Brussels, Belgium. 8 awards have been…

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  

The EU Organic Award for best organic food retailer was awarded to Gut Wulksfelde in Germany. Gut Wulksfelde operates a…
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 

The EU Organic Award for best food processing SME went to The Merry Mill, in Ireland, for their achievements in…
02/11/2023
EU Organic Day

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

The 2023 European Organic Award for “best organic bio-district” was awarded to the Portuguese municipality of Idanha-a-Nova for its remarkable…

Commission President, ensure a framework for Sustainable Food Systems

The current EU Commission promised to transition to more sustainable, healthier, and affordable diets. This is both their commitment to…
30/10/2023
EU Organic Day

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

On 25 September 2023, the second edition of EU Organic Awards took place in Brussels, Belgium. 8 awards have been…
25/10/2023
EU Organic Day

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

On 25 September 2023, the second edition of EU Organic Awards took place in Brussels, Belgium. 8 awards have been…

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…

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…

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…
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…

Registrations open for the Organic Seed Policy Conference to be held in Poland

In the context of the LiveSeeding project, where IFOAM Organics Europe is a partner, a public Organic Seed Policy Conference…

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…

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…
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,…

The multiple benefits of organic for climate and biodiversity – visualised in our new infographic 

The systemic approach of organic farming contributes to climate mitigation, supports the adaptation of farmers to the consequences of climate…

European organic operators, apply for the EU Organic Awards before 14 May! 

Organic farming is a key part of the solution to our planet’s most pressing environmental challenges: from reducing use of…

Political Hotspot March 2023

After a postponement in November 2022, on 22 March 2023 the European Commision’s proposal for a Directive on substantiation and…

EU Organic Awards 2023: Apply before 14 May!

We are excited to announce that the EU Organic Awards are back for the second time after a successful debut…

We want to be able to choose! Ensure GMO-free food production.

Update 23.03.2023: Junges Bioland initiated an online petition on this topic, addressed to Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Prime Minister, and to…
20/02/2023
Climate change

IFOAM Organics Europe at carbon farming panel discussion

IFOAM Organics Europe has been invited to participate to the event “Carbon farming – New potential for farmers or Greenwashing?”.…

Study on the environmental impacts of achieving 25% organic land by 2030 published

The European Union’s ambitious Farm to Fork Strategy target of 25% organic farmland by 2030 is a clear statement of…

Organic movement's recommendations on EU pesticides regulation (SUR)

IFOAM Organics Europe’s position paper gathering our recommendations on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR) is out.   As our…
 
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