Legumes are the basis of Mediterranean cuisine and, in general, are a essential for human nutrition. Their cultivation also plays an important agronomic role in organic production methods.Historically, the culinary tradition of the peoples in Mediterranean area is based on a few key ingredients, commonly found in cereals(especially wheat), vines... more
The IFOAM World Board for the period 2014 to 2017 will be elected at the General Assembly taking place October 16-17 in Istanbul, Turkey.The candidates standing for election are:Reza Ardakani, Iran... more
GMOs were prohibited by the organic sector primarily due to the use of the precautionary principle. The precautionary principle is embodied in IFOAM’s Principle of Care. This principle states that precaution and responsibility are the key concerns in management, development and technology choices in organic agriculture. Science is necessary to... more
A new regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1235/2008 has been published. The new Regulation (EU) No 644/2014 has introduced updates to Annex III (list of ‘equivalent’ countries) and Annex IV (list of ‘equivalent’ control bodies).Find all the... more
IFOAM is lending its support to the creation of a new internet space - ‘.bio’ - which will be officially available on 11 June 2014. Organic organizations can then make themselves visible on the Internet by adding the extension ‘.bio’ to their name, for example, ‘mycompany.bio’ or ‘myproduce.bio’.
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IFOAM EU has called on the Commission to ensure that CAP reform recommendations and actions in the new EU Organic Action Plan are part of all EU rural development programmes (RDP).You can take action, too by contacting your national or regional Ministry... more
Discover growth trends in European organic food and farming through the interactive map on IFOAM EU website.If you want to lean even more, order the "Organic in Europe: Prospects and Development" book from... more
Several high-level speakers and key topics that have been confirmed for the 8th European Organic Congress (10-12 September – Bari, Italy):Ulrich Hoffmann, Head of Trade and Sustainable Development, UNCTAD(Day 2 opening – key note speech: The need for a fundamental transformation of agriculture... more
Citrus fruit originated in South-West Asia, and are cultivated in subtropical and tropical regions recognized us the largest worldwide production, more than bananas and apples. They are fruits very appreciated for their high quality, aroma, taste, succulence, texture, color and size. Besides fresh consumption, they are also marketed as juice,... more
‘Our Earth, Our Mission’ echoes IFOAM’s continued dedication to working towards a sustainable world by advancing the organic alternative. Access the full report here.