1st International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research

1st International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research The Food Quality and Health Association (FQH, The Netherlands), the Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague (ICT Prague, Czech Republic) and the Technology Platform Organics (TPOrganics) are organizing the 1st International Conference on Organic Food Quality and Health Research, 18 – 20 May, Prague, Czech Republic. The Conference Organizers are inviting researchers in the field of organic...
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Organic Farming as a System Approach

Organic Farming as a System Approach The IFOAM EU Group released its newest publication on Organic Farming:  “Organic Farming: The system approach to meet the sustainability challenge“ Climate change, biodiversity loss, soil degradation, water pollution and increasing pressure on natural resources, such as soil nutrients and fossil fuels are amongst the most pressing challenges for society. Agriculture and food...
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IFOAM presents the Global Organic Mark

IFOAM presents the Global Organic Mark The worldwide Organic Movement revises after six years of discussion its Organic Guarantee System. Key elements of that reform are the so called “Family of Standards”, a list of organic good practices standards, and the Global Organic Mark. IFOAM has published the new logos. The Organic Guarantee System (OGS) reform of the worldwide Organic Movement has been decided a few months ago...
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5th European Organic Congress

5th European Organic Congress The IFOAM EU Group and the Hungarian EU Presidency in cooperation with the Hungarian Ministry for Rural Development, Biokontroll Hungária and Magyar Biokultúra Szövetsé are organizing the conference: “Organic Farming as opportunity for European Agriculture” in Gödöllő, Hungary, May 31st – June 1st 2011. With 300 participants expected, including high level speakers from the Hungarian...
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“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...
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