Organic

UK: Organic sector calls for much clearer contingency measures as Brexit looms

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and the United Kingdom Organic Certifiers Group (UKOCG) are calling for a clear contingency plan to ensure the continued trade of organic produce with the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. “There has been speculation about how the UK will continue to trade organic goods with the…

Piet Buysman in favor of more nuanced story about PlanetProf

"Growing organic not always feasible"

Herb grower Piet Buysman, Andijk: “Retailers more often want Skal and PlanetProof certified products.” In his experience, organic growing is not always possible. “Moreover, it remains to be seen which brand offers the most environmental gain.” He pleads for a complete and nuanced story about On the Way…

Spain: Cybelion receives organic certification

Biostimulant Cybelion has received organic certification. Cybelion is an extract made from mycelial cellular membranes that stimulates plant growth, strengthens the crop, and enhances the yield and quality of the harvest. The certification body CAAE granted PlantResponse this certification after a meticulous evaluation, in accordance with the…

Ukrainian government established 2-level control system for organic products

The new Law on "Basic principles and requirements for organic producing, handling and labeling of organic production" will allow to monitor the production and circulation of…

New Board and Member of the Year announced at Annual Meeting

US: Record number of Organic Trade Association members vote in Board election

Organic Trade Association members turned out in record numbers to choose their Board leadership for 2018-2019. The association announced the results of the election at its…

September 8-16

Government of Canada celebrates Organic Week

The Government of Canada celebrates the contribution of organic farmers during Organic Week, taking place September 8-16. Through targeted investments, the Government continues to support the organic sector to conduct research activities, open new markets, and adopt new sustainable practices and…

More than $8 million to help strengthen and grow Canada's organic sector

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced a federal investment of up to $8.3 million to the Organic Federation of Canada, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, AgriScience Clusters. The Canadian organic industry is one of Canada's fastest growing agricultural sectors.…

"Organic food exports at mercy of EU discretion after no-deal Brexit"

The organic certification body OF&G has warned that a no-deal Brexit risks the continuation of organic food exports to the EU relying on interim reciprocal and discretionary…

US: Edible Garden to supply organic leafy greens to national grocery chains

Terra Tech subsidiary Edible Garden, a US provider of fresh, locally-grown herbs and leafy greens, has been selected by Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover to supply organic leafy greens to their retail outlets. The first orders of Edible Garden’s organic leafy greens to both new customers will be shipped in…

Organic agriculture on the rise in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has a small but rapidly growing organic sector. The converted or under conversion agricultural area has more than tripled in two years to reach 161 thousand ha in 2016 – of which 89 thousand ha arable land and 33 thousand ha permanent crops. The number of organic producers has almost doubled in…

How does an organic farm create its own organic fertilizer?

In China more and more farmers are starting to change to organic farming. A company that really takes the lead in this business is Magic Season Organics. This company is a family-run company which was launched in 2002. On their farm every product is organic and customers can order a vegetable package…

US (PA): $500,000 for Rodale Institute to fund organic research

On July 20th, Pennsylvania state legislators gathered at Rodale Institute to announce $500,000 in appropriations funding dedicated to the Institute's research on organic methods. “I’ve watched as the research has grown here [at Rodale Institute] and know that the work being done here can have a very,…


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