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02/09/2014
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UK: Make a small change to organic this September

The Soil Association has launched 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic,

28/08/2014
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New version of Global Recycled Standard

Textile Exchange, through the work of the GRS International Working Group, has released a new version of the Global Recycled Standard.

25/08/2014
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Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics and personal care industry...

25/08/2014
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USA: Success for Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative

Right to Know Colorado reports the GMO labeling initiative, which helps Coloradans make informed decisions about the foods they choose for their families

20/08/2014
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India: IGNOU offers course on organic farming

India - Certificate in Organic Farming has been designed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

19/08/2014
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Best organic food security practices sought

EXPO Milano 2015 has launched a call aimed at the recognition and promotion of Best Sustainable Development  Practices on Food Security (BSDP).

18/08/2014
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GOTS 2013 annual report released

GOTS has published their annual report documenting the development, implementation, verification, and promotion of GOTS in 2013.

12/08/2014
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Russian Organic market needs for new suppliers

Russia announces embargo on most food & food ingredients from US, EU 7 aug, 2014 Thu. There are new possibilities for "non-sanctions" countries on the Russian market.

11/08/2014
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Australian Organic announces awareness month

This October, Australian Organic will ask Australians to purchase at least one certified organic product as their mission

09/08/2014
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Soil Association calls for ban on beauty product ingredients

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director has called for a ban on two preservatives found in high street health and beauty products: Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).

Events & Fairs
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3rd West African Conference on Organic Agriculture

The third West African Organic Conference will take place in Benin on 27 - 29 August 2014

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New pavilions announced for Nordic Organic Food Fair 2014

Visitors to this year’s Nordic Organic Food Fair, taking place on 26-27 October in Malmö, Sweden, will enjoy an increased opportunity to expand their international food and drink offering...

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LOHAS Expo 2015

LOHAS Expo 2015 will be held on the 5th to 7th February 2015 at Hall 5F & G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

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Asian Cosmetics Summit tackles environmental impacts

With a growing population and burgeoning middle-class, Asia has one of the fastest growing markets for cosmetics
& personal care products in the world

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Germany: Ethical Fashion and more at Fair Trade & Friends

The Fair Trade & Friends exhibition, taking place at Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund from 5 -7 September 2014, provides a good overview of the growing market of fair trade

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Innatex: fashion with a mission

At the 35th trade fair for sustainable textiles, Innatex, more than 240 exhibitors from 20 countries presented their collections for next summer.

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BioFach China: more successful than ever

The international organic sector met again at the Intex Exhibition Centre in Shanghai from 22–24 May 2014.

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UK: Organic September and Organic Beauty Week

Organic September 2014 is a great opportunity for all to get involved and communicate the benefits of organic

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Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2014: Outlook 2020

Growth strategies of the future and future-oriented scenarios will be the focus of speeches and presentations at the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference on 7 -8 October 2014 in Berlin, Germany – debates with differing positions and the discussions of international experts will center on these topics as well.

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Sana 2014 in Bologna

Sana - Bologna grounds on Saturday 6 September through to Tuesday 9 September

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Summit casts sustainability spotlight on Brazil

São Paulo on 10-12 September 2014 - Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Latin America

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2014 Soil Association Organic Awards open for entries

Open for entries until Friday 27 June 2014, the Soil Association is calling on organic producers, retailers, café and restaurant owners and even hoteliers to enter their chocolate bars, caravanning holidays, moisturisers and mail order veg boxes...

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Bhutan: Conference on organic and ecological agriculture a full success

From 5 - 8 March 2014, participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the IFOAM Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. The country created the vision of Gross National Happiness and made a visionary commitment to going 100% organic.

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MENOPE, in partnership with IFOAM, launches organic logo to identify trustworthy organic products

MENOPE is launching an organic logo, developed in partnership with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), to ensure the visibility and credibility of products displayed as “organic” on its fairground.

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Iran: 2nd international conference on organics

This conference is considered to be a milestone in organic history in Iran...

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Eco Beauty in St. Petersburg

Within the exhibition, the forum Eco Beauty - Natural and Organic Cosmetics will take place in conference hall 7.3 on 6 June in St. Petersburg

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Latin American Foods Summit highlights sustainability shortcomings

The premier Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit highlighted some of the major sustainability challenges faced by the regional food industry.

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Natural and Organic Awards 2014: Winners announced

The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced on 13 April at Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

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Textile Sustainability Conference 10 - 12 november 2014

This year’s conference will inspire, educate and provide the tools for everyone to Drive Meaningful Change

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The 16th China International Organic Food Industry Expo 2014 - Free accomodation for Connature Advanced Users

On April 8th -10th , 2014, Beijing, China.  The leaders of “The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Agriculture, The Ministry of Commerce, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China Development Research Center of the State Council”  20
embassies and 53468 visitors in China witnessed the unprecedented event together Attendance break through 20000 person-time

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Organic Farming Innovation Award

Every three years, IFOAM and the Rural Development Association (RDA) honor the great work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA)...

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25 - 29 october - Turin - Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on 25 to 29 October 2012 in Turin, Italy

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Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.: Global Eco Forum 2012

The Euro-Mediterranean forum on sustainability, the Global Eco Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.

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3rd West African Conference on Organic Agriculture

The third West African Organic Conference will take place in Benin on 27 - 29 August 2014

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New pavilions announced for Nordic Organic Food Fair 2014

Visitors to this year’s Nordic Organic Food Fair, taking place on 26-27 October in Malmö, Sweden, will enjoy an increased opportunity to expand their international food and drink offering...

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LOHAS Expo 2015

LOHAS Expo 2015 will be held on the 5th to 7th February 2015 at Hall 5F & G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

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Asian Cosmetics Summit tackles environmental impacts

With a growing population and burgeoning middle-class, Asia has one of the fastest growing markets for cosmetics
& personal care products in the world

14/08/2014 separator

Germany: Ethical Fashion and more at Fair Trade & Friends

The Fair Trade & Friends exhibition, taking place at Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund from 5 -7 September 2014, provides a good overview of the growing market of fair trade

13/08/2014 separator

Innatex: fashion with a mission

At the 35th trade fair for sustainable textiles, Innatex, more than 240 exhibitors from 20 countries presented their collections for next summer.

09/08/2014 separator

BioFach China: more successful than ever

The international organic sector met again at the Intex Exhibition Centre in Shanghai from 22–24 May 2014.

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UK: Organic September and Organic Beauty Week

Organic September 2014 is a great opportunity for all to get involved and communicate the benefits of organic

01/07/2014 separator

Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2014: Outlook 2020

Growth strategies of the future and future-oriented scenarios will be the focus of speeches and presentations at the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference on 7 -8 October 2014 in Berlin, Germany – debates with differing positions and the discussions of international experts will center on these topics as well.

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Sana 2014 in Bologna

Sana - Bologna grounds on Saturday 6 September through to Tuesday 9 September

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Summit casts sustainability spotlight on Brazil

São Paulo on 10-12 September 2014 - Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Latin America

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2014 Soil Association Organic Awards open for entries

Open for entries until Friday 27 June 2014, the Soil Association is calling on organic producers, retailers, café and restaurant owners and even hoteliers to enter their chocolate bars, caravanning holidays, moisturisers and mail order veg boxes...

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Bhutan: Conference on organic and ecological agriculture a full success

From 5 - 8 March 2014, participants from 30 countries gathered in Bhutan at the IFOAM Conference on Organic and Ecological Agriculture in Mountain Ecosystems. The country created the vision of Gross National Happiness and made a visionary commitment to going 100% organic.

13/05/2014 separator

MENOPE, in partnership with IFOAM, launches organic logo to identify trustworthy organic products

MENOPE is launching an organic logo, developed in partnership with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), to ensure the visibility and credibility of products displayed as “organic” on its fairground.

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Iran: 2nd international conference on organics

This conference is considered to be a milestone in organic history in Iran...

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Eco Beauty in St. Petersburg

Within the exhibition, the forum Eco Beauty - Natural and Organic Cosmetics will take place in conference hall 7.3 on 6 June in St. Petersburg

30/04/2014 separator

Latin American Foods Summit highlights sustainability shortcomings

The premier Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit highlighted some of the major sustainability challenges faced by the regional food industry.

28/04/2014 separator

Natural and Organic Awards 2014: Winners announced

The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards 2014 were announced on 13 April at Novotel London West, after the close of business of the first day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.

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Textile Sustainability Conference 10 - 12 november 2014

This year’s conference will inspire, educate and provide the tools for everyone to Drive Meaningful Change

20/06/2013 separator

The 16th China International Organic Food Industry Expo 2014 - Free accomodation for Connature Advanced Users

On April 8th -10th , 2014, Beijing, China.  The leaders of “The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Agriculture, The Ministry of Commerce, Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China Development Research Center of the State Council”  20
embassies and 53468 visitors in China witnessed the unprecedented event together Attendance break through 20000 person-time

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Organic Farming Innovation Award

Every three years, IFOAM and the Rural Development Association (RDA) honor the great work of organic innovators with the Organic Farming Innovation Award (OFIA)...

09/07/2012 separator

25 - 29 october - Turin - Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre

For the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre merge to create a single event that will be held on 25 to 29 October 2012 in Turin, Italy

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Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.: Global Eco Forum 2012

The Euro-Mediterranean forum on sustainability, the Global Eco Forum, will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25 to 26 October 2012.

Press
02/09/2014 separator

UK: Make a small change to organic this September

The Soil Association has launched 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic,

28/08/2014 separator

New version of Global Recycled Standard

Textile Exchange, through the work of the GRS International Working Group, has released a new version of the Global Recycled Standard.

25/08/2014 separator

Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics and personal care industry...

25/08/2014 separator

USA: Success for Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative

Right to Know Colorado reports the GMO labeling initiative, which helps Coloradans make informed decisions about the foods they choose for their families

20/08/2014 separator

India: IGNOU offers course on organic farming

India - Certificate in Organic Farming has been designed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

19/08/2014 separator

Best organic food security practices sought

EXPO Milano 2015 has launched a call aimed at the recognition and promotion of Best Sustainable Development  Practices on Food Security (BSDP).

18/08/2014 separator

GOTS 2013 annual report released

GOTS has published their annual report documenting the development, implementation, verification, and promotion of GOTS in 2013.

12/08/2014 separator

Russian Organic market needs for new suppliers

Russia announces embargo on most food & food ingredients from US, EU 7 aug, 2014 Thu. There are new possibilities for "non-sanctions" countries on the Russian market.

11/08/2014 separator

Australian Organic announces awareness month

This October, Australian Organic will ask Australians to purchase at least one certified organic product as their mission

09/08/2014 separator

Soil Association calls for ban on beauty product ingredients

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director has called for a ban on two preservatives found in high street health and beauty products: Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).

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Fairtrade report puts spotlight on benefits on challenges

The fifth edition of the report Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade (2013) puts the spotlight on benefits and challenges for 1.4 million Fairtrade farmers and workers in 70 countries around the world.

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UK: Organic. Naturally Different campaign results

Naturally Different campaign for May are now in. Awareness of the campaign is good compared to the other campaigns...

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Brazil: dynamic growth of the domestic market and exports

For a number of years, the organic market in Brazil has enjoyed high double-digit growth rates - from 15 % to over 20 %.

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Joe & Co now present in 22 countries

Joe & Co was launched in July 2011. The company specializes in producing organic vegetable oils like extra-virgin olive oil, linseed, sunflower, canola, sesame and almond

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Hawaii: Temporary ban on GM crops

A group of Maui County residents has collected enough valid signatures to put a temporary ban on GM crops before voters this autum, Honolulu Civil Beat reports.

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The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards...

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards...

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Ministers question organic regulation proposal

Yesterday the EU Agriculture Council discussed the Commission’s proposal for a new EU organic regulation.

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Organic market in Serbia

On the plateau in front of the Green Market in Block 44 in New Belgrade, the national association for the development of organic production Serbia Organica

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Organic land decreasing in the UK

The total area of in conversion and organic land in the UK continue to decrease, according to the latest information of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - National Statistics.

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UK: Leading the way for women in Ethical Business

The exemplary, ground-breaking work of eleven female leaders in the UK has been recognized by the First Women Awards at the London Marriott Hotel

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Argencert: certification body recognized equivalent in the EU for wines

Argencert, the international certification service based in Buenos Aires and with an office in Chile, is now recognized as an equivalent certification body for organic wines from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay that are destined for EU.

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Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.

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BÖLW Statement on EU Commission proposal

On 25 March 2014, the EU Commission introduced a proposal for a new EU Organic Regulation to the public and into the legislative process.

02/09/2014 separator

UK: Make a small change to organic this September

The Soil Association has launched 2014’s Organic September campaign – the UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic,

28/08/2014 separator

New version of Global Recycled Standard

Textile Exchange, through the work of the GRS International Working Group, has released a new version of the Global Recycled Standard.

25/08/2014 separator

Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics and personal care industry...

25/08/2014 separator

USA: Success for Colorado GMO Labeling Initiative

Right to Know Colorado reports the GMO labeling initiative, which helps Coloradans make informed decisions about the foods they choose for their families

20/08/2014 separator

India: IGNOU offers course on organic farming

India - Certificate in Organic Farming has been designed in collaboration with the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA)

19/08/2014 separator

Best organic food security practices sought

EXPO Milano 2015 has launched a call aimed at the recognition and promotion of Best Sustainable Development  Practices on Food Security (BSDP).

18/08/2014 separator

GOTS 2013 annual report released

GOTS has published their annual report documenting the development, implementation, verification, and promotion of GOTS in 2013.

12/08/2014 separator

Russian Organic market needs for new suppliers

Russia announces embargo on most food & food ingredients from US, EU 7 aug, 2014 Thu. There are new possibilities for "non-sanctions" countries on the Russian market.

11/08/2014 separator

Australian Organic announces awareness month

This October, Australian Organic will ask Australians to purchase at least one certified organic product as their mission

09/08/2014 separator

Soil Association calls for ban on beauty product ingredients

Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director has called for a ban on two preservatives found in high street health and beauty products: Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).

05/08/2014 separator

Fairtrade report puts spotlight on benefits on challenges

The fifth edition of the report Monitoring the Scope and Benefits of Fairtrade (2013) puts the spotlight on benefits and challenges for 1.4 million Fairtrade farmers and workers in 70 countries around the world.

04/08/2014 separator

UK: Organic. Naturally Different campaign results

Naturally Different campaign for May are now in. Awareness of the campaign is good compared to the other campaigns...

17/07/2014 separator

Brazil: dynamic growth of the domestic market and exports

For a number of years, the organic market in Brazil has enjoyed high double-digit growth rates - from 15 % to over 20 %.

17/07/2014 separator

Joe & Co now present in 22 countries

Joe & Co was launched in July 2011. The company specializes in producing organic vegetable oils like extra-virgin olive oil, linseed, sunflower, canola, sesame and almond

17/07/2014 separator

Hawaii: Temporary ban on GM crops

A group of Maui County residents has collected enough valid signatures to put a temporary ban on GM crops before voters this autum, Honolulu Civil Beat reports.

17/07/2014 separator

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards...

The Fairtrade Foundation has welcomed the inclusion of sustainability criteria in the new School Food Standards...

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Ministers question organic regulation proposal

Yesterday the EU Agriculture Council discussed the Commission’s proposal for a new EU organic regulation.

14/07/2014 separator

Organic market in Serbia

On the plateau in front of the Green Market in Block 44 in New Belgrade, the national association for the development of organic production Serbia Organica

11/07/2014 separator

Organic land decreasing in the UK

The total area of in conversion and organic land in the UK continue to decrease, according to the latest information of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs - National Statistics.

11/07/2014 separator

UK: Leading the way for women in Ethical Business

The exemplary, ground-breaking work of eleven female leaders in the UK has been recognized by the First Women Awards at the London Marriott Hotel

10/07/2014 separator

Argencert: certification body recognized equivalent in the EU for wines

Argencert, the international certification service based in Buenos Aires and with an office in Chile, is now recognized as an equivalent certification body for organic wines from Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay that are destined for EU.

26/06/2014 separator

Tips on how to use Connature

Connature is a Contact and Trade online and global platform for the organic market.

25/06/2014 separator

BÖLW Statement on EU Commission proposal

On 25 March 2014, the EU Commission introduced a proposal for a new EU Organic Regulation to the public and into the legislative process.