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 …

Engineers Without Borders Canada Announces Seed Investment in Ethiopia-based GreenPath Food

Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB), an early-stage investor in innovative, Africa-based social enterprises, today announced its seed investment in GreenPath Food. GreenPath, an Ethiopian produce company, partners with smallholder farmers to source fresh, nutritious food grown using sustainable, organic methods that benefit the environment …

Organto Foods Inc Reaches Agreement with Demeter Certified Farm in Uganda

Organto Foods Inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Amfri Farms Limited (“Amfri”) a 600 hectare (1500 acre) Demeter Biodynamic® farm based in Uganda.  As per the terms of the agreement, Amfri will grow Organic and Demeter certified organic products under the Organto brand to be distributed to Organto …