Every three years IFOAM and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) honor the great work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA). We are now calling on the Organic movement to bring to our attention the excellent work carried out by organic innovators across the globe for the OFIA 2014.The award ceremony is... more
Brussels, 14/01/2014 – The European Directorate-General for Agriculture is currently drafting a legal proposal for a new organic regulation to replace the current legal organic framework (EC 834/07) to be published together with a new organic action plan in March. An inter-service consultation of the different Directorates of the EU Commission is... more
GMO pollen is not a natural constituent of honey – tell your MEP to support the ENVI committee position during voting on 15 January.Letter you can use for your message:Dear Member of the European Parliament,You will vote on the honey directive in plenary tomorrow. This vote will have major implications for European food and farming of the future.... more
Following two years of intensive thought, discussions, debates, and revisions, IFOAM is pleased to announce that the Best Practice Guideline for Agriculture and Value Chains, which can be downloaded here... more
IFOAM EU supports a principle driven approach regarding the EU organic regulation. Our concrete proposals on how to move towards “100% of organic ingredients” in organic food processing and on how to reduce the exceptional rules in the organic regulations, with a focus on increasing consumer trust and feasibility for the sector presented in... more
Very soon, EU ministers will decide on Pioneer's GM maize 1507. Act against growing GMO maize in European fields. Share the story through social media and write to your government (national... more
Read the latest issue of the IFOAM EU newsletter for info on: New European Organic Action Plan preparation, CAP delegating acts, Stop GMO maize, IFOAM EU awarded honorary Ecovalia membership and more!
Spain is today the largest European exporter of subtropical fruits: the number of acres devoted to this crop has increased in recent years due to the global rise of consumption. Fruits such as custard apple, avocado or mango are no longer unknown to consumers and thus have become a common product in shopping carts. Currently, Spain is the European... more
In 2013, IFOAM EU celebrates its 10 years in Brussels. These are the wishes coming from people that are involved or support the organisation's work.
Several Members of the European Parliament have announced that they will reject the EU Commission proposal on Seed and Plant Reproductive Material. IFOAM EU sent a letter to key MEPs to encourage them to take responsibility for... more