Press Releases

Organic Regulations

Council backs organic sector demands and Commission changes its approach to a new organic regulation 15 December 2014

EU Parliament questions legal proposal for a new EU organic regulation 3 December 2014

8th European Organic Congress: Key EU policy-makers agree: Organic is a key sector to develop in Europe 10 September 2014

Ministers question organic regulation proposal 14 July 2014

Organic sector concludes organic regulation proposal is inadequate 6 May 2014

Information on the EU organic regulation and action plan proposals 26 March 2014

Towards a new policy framework for organic farming – good aims but many open questions 24 March 2014

IFOAM EU position on the organic regulation review 14 January 2014

7th European Organic Congress: Lithuanian EU Presidency – Opportunity to build on the success of organic 3 July 2013

IFOAM EU welcomes the Commission’s new head of unit for organic farming
and bids farewell and thanks to his predecessor
2 July 2012

Commission report on Organic Regulation highlights achievements and future opportunities 14 May 2012

IFOAM EU welcomes approval of EU organic wine rules 8 February 2012
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Common Agriculture Policy and Rural Development

MEPs rubber stamp a CAP without ambition 20 November 2013

COMAGRI vote limits possibilities for a greener and fairer CAP 30 September 2013

CAP lacks strong and credible steps towards sustainability"26 June 2013

CAP Trilogues must consider potential of organic farming 24 April 2013

CAP trilogues must lead to a greener and fairer CAP 10 April 2013

Farm Ministers undermine potential for a greener and fairer CAP 20 March 2013

Missed chance: MEPs fail to use new powers for a real CAP reform 13 March 2013

More than 270 civil society organizations call for a CAP reform that supports
sustainable farming and rural areas - not business as usual
28 February 2013

EU leaders must guarantee a greener and fairer future for Europe’s farming and rural areas 6 February 2013

COMAGRI position on CAP reform is a vote against agricultural sustainability 23 January 2013

EU leaders must raise ambitions to make the future CAP sustainable 19 December 2012

IFOAM EU highlighted role of organic farming in EU Informal Rural Development Directors' meeting 27 September 2012

Hundreds join Good Food March in Brussels for radical farming reform 19 September 2012

Ministers must push real CAP reform to protect EU water and soil resources 10 September 2012

European Parliament must raise level of ambition to increase sustainability across EU farming 19 June 2012

Good Food, Good Farming: Let’s march to Brussels! 30 May 2012
By Arche Noah, Via Campesina, European Environmental Bureau, IFOAM EU and Slow Food

50 years of the European Agricultural Policy: Time for change say civil society groups 23 January 2012

Biodiversity objectives must be part of a reformed CAP 20 December 2011


Seed

Don’t tow corporate line on seed: MEPs must protect public good  27 November 2013

Seed legislation must be fit for agro-biodiversity 6 May 2013

European citizens must stand up for diversity on our plates! 12 July 2012

Seed diversity decline must urgently be stopped 24 May 2012
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By Arche Noah, Via Campesina, European Environmental Bureau, IFOAM EU and Slow Food


GMOs

 

MEPs confirm that environmental concerns can justify GMO bans, EU Commission and Council must follow 11 November 2014

Council failed to reach improvement for GMO free food and farming 9 March 2012

Transparency and strict rules for GMOs needed: Commission reports on GMO policy must be followed by overdue action 28 October 2011

Commission proposals on GMO cultivation bans fail to solve problems of GMO-free food sector 13 July 2010


Farm, Food & Environment

New handbook guides organic farmers through biogas investment process 14 February 2014

Further information required on hen density scandal 26 February 2013

Policy makers must bring green economy to the mainstream 30 November 2012

EU water blueprint must lead to a "blue" and sustainable CAP 26 November 2012

Future EU promotional policy must focus on sustainability 21 November 2012

No EU budget cuts at the expense of farming sustainability 15 November 2012

EU leaders need to put environmental leadership into effect 11 June 2012

The EU Commission’s health and consumers department caves in to farmers
and industry lobby request to allow the spread of highly dangerous pest
12 March 2012

Crop rotation and increased legume cultivation are essential for future farming 30 May 2012

State of soils requires policy action to ensure future food security 13 February 2012

No space for fraud in organic production: tighter controls are bearing fruit 8 December 2011


Research and Innovation

Organic research and innovation platform, TP Organics, officially recognized by European
Commission
16 July 2013

EIP must recognise the innovative potential of organic farming 29 February 2012


Events

The future of organic food processing: Sustainability - Quality - Integrity 27 November 2012

Organic farming must be at the heart of CAP reform 17 April 2012

The future of food and farming needs a broad societal consensus February 2012

6th European Organic Congress: Smart change - towards a sustainable CAP 12 January 2012


IFOAM EU news

New Board for a new era at IFOAM EU 13 February 2014