India needs single nodal agency for organic standards: Report | Business Line

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 ICRIER is based on a survey of …

Berlin Startup Infarm Aims To Put Tiny Vertical Farms In Grocery Stores

The future of fresh local produce could include distributed farming, with more foods being grown in smaller systems right near the point of sale, instead of everything being shipped in from larger growing operations. Distributed farming could be the next frontier in the bid to reduce the carbon footprint of fresh foods, and allow for ‘just in …

EU Imports of Organic Products from Norway and Iceland to Resume

Organic products from Norway and Iceland including Norwegian organic salmon, can again be imported to the European Union and duly marketed as abiding by the EU’s organic rules following the incorporation of the relevant regulations into the agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The long-awaited decision taken today by the EEA Joint …

Digital certificates peel back bureaucracy for faster smoother banana shipments

Cutting down on the time-consuming certification processes involved in shipping organic bananas into the EU is to be introduced in April. In less than two months a new digital certificate for import of organic bananas will be introduced throughout Europe where issuing “organic certificates” will become much smoother, according to Stefanie …