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Organic beekeepers call for moratorium on genetic engineering in Mexico

The second international conference for organic beekeeping and experts on bees and honey took place from 19 – 25 March 2012 in San Cristóbal de Las Casas in southern Mexico. With over 400 participants from 24 countries, the practical courses, … Continue reading

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UNITED KINGDOM – EUROPEAN FUNDS FOR BEEKEEPING

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Mrs Michelle O’Neill, agriculture minister ,  explained: “The £30 million funding referred to is in fact for the European Union (EU) Apiculture Programme 2011-13 (€32 million), the north of Ireland and Britain allocation of which is some £1.8 million. The … Continue reading

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SPAIN – THIS YEAR WILL BE HARVESTED ONLY A QUARTER OF THE ORANGE BLOSSON HONEY HARVESTED LAST YEAR

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The Unio notes that the Department of Agriculture to return from exile to the vast majority of beekeepers in Valencia, following publication in the Official Journal of the Valencia (DOCV) of the Agreement of Council of the Generalitat by approving … Continue reading

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Argentina – Honey Exports October 2011

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In the month were exported 1,008 tons (-59%) totaling 2.9 million dollars (-59%) at an average price in dollars per ton of 2,926 (-2%). In the full year were exported 58,871 tons (+22%) totaling 183.2 million dollars (+27%) at a … Continue reading

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Organic wines in Germany and France – results of a market study

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photo: istockphoto.com/sjlocke What is the situation for organically produced wines in France and Germany? A study recently published by the French market research institute Ipsos provides information on the image of German and French organic wines. Organic winegrowing in France … Continue reading

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BioFach India together with India Organic 2011

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  BioFach India together with India Organic took place from 10 to 12 November 2011 for the third time and celebrated its premiere at the new location. 171 (2010: 103) satisfied exhibitors and 7,529 highly interested visitors (2010: 2,860) supported the … Continue reading

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The European Commission extended the ban on Egyptian seeds

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It involves arugula outbreaks, sprouts leguminous vegetables (fresh and chilled), bean sprouts, dried vegetables (peeled), fennel seeds, soybeans and mustard seeds. After fennel seeds imported from Egypt were accused as the culprits in the contamination of the E. coli in … Continue reading

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The Argentinean meat arrives in China

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The Institute of Beef Promotion of Argentina (IPCVA) led the first export of fresh meat to that country As part of a series of promotions in the cities of Shanghai and Beijing, IPCVA participated from the 16th to 18th of … Continue reading

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Biocontrol of plant pathogens in sustainable agriculture

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Following the meeting of the Phytopathogens WG in Graz, Austria, 7-10 June 2010, the upcoming meeting will be held in Reims, France.  The workshop “Biocontrol of plant pathogens in sustainable agriculture” will take place from 24 to 27 June 2012. … Continue reading

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Swiss trust promotes organic training in Africa

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“Bustani ya Tushikamane” is Kiswahili and means “Garden of Solidarity”. The project in Morogoro in Tanzania is supported by the Swiss organization Biovision. A school garden with adjacent information centre provides a meeting-place for farmers and schoolchildren. Learning trails enable … Continue reading

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