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First open source detection test for a gene-edited GM crop

Greenpeace, together with other non-governmental organisations, non-GMO food associations and a food retailer, announced that the first-ever public detection method for a gene-edited crop has been successfully developed and published. The new research refutes claims…
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Growing Beyond Monoculture

The DIVERSify project has produced a web series about various aspects of intercropping. Three episodes are now online covering the subjects of ecosystem services, tools and techniques, and innovation and gaps. Episode 1: from the…
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Organic Animal Husbandry systems

The IFOAM International Animal Husbandry Alliance (IAHA) is organising a Video Conference on the mornings of the 21st and 22nd September 2020 (morning) on Organic Animal Husbandry Systems. There will be 15 paper contributions and…
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Intercropping for sustainability

DIVERSify and ReMIX team up with the Association of Applied Biologists to host this joint event at the University of Reading The partner projects (including DIVERSify) focus on developing and improving intercropping practices to diversify…
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New US study on glyphosate and organic diets

Glyphosate levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic.
Research breaks new ground in tracking. Roundup pesticide contamination in American families’ diets

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Tell us what you think. Enter to win!

Agricology has been awarded a Defra ELM Test in partnership with the University of Reading to research how effective videos and podcasts are as tools to learn about farming practices. As part of this study…
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ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

'The first major review of our food system in 75 years' ORC welcomes the launch of the independent National Food Strategy, led by Henry Dimbleby, which was published on Monday (29th July 2020). We applaud…
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The future of organic farming and the environment

This is a critical time for the future of organic farming in the UK; Brexit requires a new agricultural policy and environment grants are being fundamentally reformed. It is now widely recognised that there are…
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Plants and planting designs for organic poultry ranges

The booklet, translated from the original Danish by Lindsay Whistance, as part of the OK-Net Ecofeed project, focuses on designing free-range areas for laying hens in order to: Increase the farmer's satisfaction in his/her work;Improve…
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Assessing the sustainability of sheep and goat farms in Europe

The original Public Goods tool (PGT) was designed by ORC as an on-farm assessment tool for monitoring public good delivery and sustainable practices. It incorporated 11 themes representing holistic sustainability, with each theme containing a…
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