In 2010 and 2011, IFOAM in consultation with its membership, developed a position on the use of nanotechnology in organic agriculture. The final position was approved by the IFOAM World Board in April 2011. This position is a natural development after many of IFOAM’s members had already formed and sometimes published their own position, rejecting the use of nanotechnology in organic agriculture. The official IFOAM position now synthesizes these positions and provides a uniform standpoint for the organic movement.
Note: the draft IFOAM Standard presented for consultation (see OGS Courier n.4) and the IFOAM Standards Requirements (Common Objectives and Requirements of Organic Standards) also contain some requirements regarding the use of nanotechnology by organic operators.
IFOAM Position Paper on the Use of Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials in Organic Agriculture
- FiBL's page on nanotechnologies.
- John Paull's paper written for the nanotechnology session organized by IFOAM at BioFach, Nuremberg in 2011.