EU set for new rules for organic farming

The new regulation encourages the sustainable development of organic production in the EU and aims at guaranteeing fair competition for farmers and operators, preventing fraud andunfair practices and improving consumer confidence in organicproducts. Read full article: Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

OTA tests out its own fraud prevention strategy

The far-reaching three-month pilot project was initiated by the Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity (GOSCI) Task Force of the Organic Trade Association. This group of 48 members of the trade group was formed last year to develop a fraud prevention program designed specifically for the organic industry that …

Proud to be recognized by Bio Suisse

We are proud to announce that Bio Suisse, the main organisation of organic agriculture in Switzerland, recognized BioLinked as a valuable solution for organic farmers worldwide. We were mentioned in their recent newsletter published at the end of the 2017. Here is the newsletter text in full: BioLinked A start-up …

BioLinked held presentation at IFOAM ABM workshop

IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo (ABM) hosted a workshop entitled “Organic 3.0: an innovative and holistic approach offering new challenges and opportunities for the Mediterranean and the World”. Workshop was held in Athens, Greece on 19. October 2017. and aim of it was to present Organic 3.0 and its meaning for …

Organic farm is first EU standard in Cambodia

The organic farm at Picnic Resort in Kompong Seila district, Preah Sihanouk province is the first in Cambodia to be certified as meeting European Union standards. The farm supplies about 58 types of organic produce to distributors in Phnom Penh. Picnic Resort is owned by Khmer Organic Cooperative, which not only …

Canadian govt hails new trade opportunities with Europe

A Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union came into effect on a provisional basis last week, opening up new possibilities for the produce trade on both sides of the Atlantic. In a release on Friday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) highlighted the …

Grocery Store Puts a 25,000 Square Foot Organic Garden on Its Roof

There are plenty of grocery stores out there that sell locally-grown fruits and vegetables in their produce sections. Few take things to the level that one IGA in Canada, however. Tasked by the local government with putting a green roof on their 25,00 square foot store, the Duchemin family decided to go about as …

Mexico eyes increased Asian fruit market access

A Mexican government representative will soon meet with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture with view to providing a boost to the country’s banana, strawberry and avocado exporters. National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) director in chief Enrique Sánchez Cruz will …

China’s green food companies exceed 10,000

China has more than 10,000 accredited green food companies producing more than 26,000 types of products, latest statistics showed. China’s green food industry is growing fast, and gradually expanding its market share, said Wang Yunhao, director of China Green Food Development Center (CGFDC) which oversees …

India needs single nodal agency for organic standards

India needs a single nodal agency for fixing standards for organic products and a comprehensive regulation encompassing export, import and domestic markets to promote the sector and increase exports, a study carried out by a top research institute has suggested. The paper, brought out by Delhi-based think tank …