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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German Organic Wine Harvest 2011 – Happy Wine Producers

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Despite the difficult weather conditions in 2011, the Ecovin wine producers were satisfied with their wine grape harvest. The vines budded early due to summer-like conditions in spring. May started with temperatures under the freezing point which froze many young … Continue reading

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EU approves stevia from the start of December

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A new EU directive allows the use of stevia with effect from 2 December 2011. As reported by the German online portal of Lebensmittelpraxis, the scientist Udo Kienle rates the decision as an important step, but not a breakthrough. Although … Continue reading

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BioFach Japan 2011: Organic sector looks ahead

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photo: NuernbergMesse BioFach Japan invited the international organic sector to Tokyo for the eleventh time from 1–3 November. 16,119 (2010: 17,132) visitors poured into the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre for the biggest Japanese exhibition for organic and natural products, green … Continue reading

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Chilean blueberry crop and export report

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A more active harvest pace is being registered in the V and VI Regions while this season’s peak in the latter is expected to be reached during next week. Meanwhile, pickings are progressing well in the Metropolitan Region, where the … Continue reading

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UK: Organic September – a full successful

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September was a month of sustained focus on all things organic in England, from a host of attractive price offers across retailers to many individual communications to customers and a variety of events staged by the Soil Association. The usual Organic Fortnight was extended to … Continue reading

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Workshop on the European import scheme for organic products

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The EU is currently implementing the revised rules on the import regime. The first list of certification bodies approved for their operations in Third Countries was agreed on on 26 and 27 October 2011. A workshop took place at the Club of … Continue reading

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Increased global organic winegrowing area

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The area used for growing organic wine and table grapes increased from 190,000 to at least 220,000 ha in 2010 (provisional figures), according to information from Helga Willer of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland. The three largest … Continue reading

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