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Towards 100% organic agriculture

By Florent Guhl / 15 May, 2019

New EU rules for organic production and labelling of organic products were adopted in May 2018, after four years of negotiations. The objective is to encourage the development of organic farming by harmonising European practices. Florent Guhl of Agence BIo, the French Agency for the Development of Organic Agriculture, explains...

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European organic agriculture: future challenges

By Isobel Tomlinson / 18 April, 2019

Organic agriculture in Europe is an economic success story. Organic farming offers a real response to the catastrophic decline in wildlife resulting from intensive industrial farming practices. However, challenges remain, and innovation is needed. The European organic movement with the support of the EU needs to rise to the challenge...

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Organic agriculture: environmental public goods in Europe

By Nicola Love / 17 April, 2019

Scientific evidence supports the positive effects of organic farming on the environment, including enhancing biodiversity, mitigating climate change and improving water quality. Europeans are some of the biggest consumers of organic produce, and the EU is a global leader in developing regulations and policies for organic farming. It is officially...

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How the EU can lead on clean air and boost health, in Europe and worldwide

By Anne Stauffer / 23 October, 2018

The latest World Health Organization’s (WHO) data on air pollution around the globe paints a grim picture for air quality and is bad news for all of us having to breathe: 91% of the world’s population live in places where air quality is worse than what WHO recommends for health...

A taxation revolution

By Evelyne Godfrey / 20 June, 2017

My brother-in-law Ludwig died on Saturday 11 March, 2017. Ludwig was 62 this year, so he lived into old age for someone born with the health problems he was born with. In recent years he had severe dementia. He didn’t respond at all to anything the last few times we went...

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