Organic Farming – “Plan B” for the Greek Crisis?

Organic Farming – “Plan B” for the Greek Crisis? by Dimitris Sotiropoulos (the article was published in Greek at – a portal for innovation and entrepreneurship, on June 6, 2012) The Greek economy is in intensive care for more than 2.5 years and the prospect for recovery instead of approaching, is continuously getting away. Greece has been significantly “de-industrialized” during the last 20 years,...

Organic products & mass catering

Organic products & mass catering The European Commission recently published a report to the European Parliament setting out the experience of the 3 year application of the new Regulation (EC) 834/2007 on Organic Farming and Organic Products. Among other issues, the document refers to the new EU logo for organic products, the Regulation for organic wines, genetically modified organisms and organic farming, certification for...

Organic Vs Conventional Farming: 30 years trial by the Rodale Institute

Organic Vs Conventional Farming: 30 years trial by the Rodale Institute “The hallmark of a truly sustainable system is its ability to regenerate itself. When it comes to farming, the key to sustainable agriculture is healthy soil, since this is the foundation for present and future growth” With this phrase the Rodale Institute begins the presentation of one of the longest trials comparing organic to conventional farming methods. The Institute, with a rich...

“Pig Business” – The true cost of cheap meat

“Pig Business” – The true cost of cheap meat Pig Business is a documentary that shows the rise of the factory farms in the USA and the spread of the industrial model into Europe. As we follow filmmaker Tracy Worcester from the giant pig factories in Poland to the sausages on British supermarket shelves, we hear from the individuals affected by this growing industry. We meet migrant workers and the small farmers they replace, find...

Did you know about OFIS?

Did you know about OFIS? OFIS is the Organic Farming Information System of the European Commission. Although not known to a lot of people, judging from the visit counter of the web site (my visit today was number 18973), this website – a subdomain of the EU Portal for Organic Farming – contains very serious information provided by the Member States. The Member States and the European Commission use the...

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