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Mammuccini: “Today we have to cooperate with conventional agriculture”

The president of the National Organic Federation FederBio, Maria Grazia Mammuccini launched on the day of the European Organic Day, established by the European Commission and celebrated for the first time this year also in Italy, the cooperation with conventional agriculture, which is necessary – she affirmed – in order to achieve goals that are …

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Italian companies evaluate the importance of destination markets

At the beginning of September, the Nomisma Research Institute presented a survey, conducted between July and August 2022, on a sample of 290 Italian organic food and wine companies. It emerged that the main destinations in Europe for Italian organic food are Germany (indicated by 63% of the companies), followed by France (46%) and by …

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Genome editing. The EU draws up a proposal

In the second half of 2023, the European Commission will submit a proposal to add the new genome “editing” techniques in the EU legislation. This was announced by the Commissioner, Janusz Wojciechowski, during the informal meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers in Prague from 14th to 16th September. At the moment, new genome techniques are equated with GMOs. …

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Bio Bank identifies ten trends impacting organic food consumption

Bio Bank, the Italian organic food database, in its latest update, identifies ten trends that affect organic food consumption more than others and facilitate its growth. Here they are: 1. the growth of the supply of vegetable substitutes for meat, milk and cheese. 2. the interest in ancient, local and forgotten varieties, identified as a …

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Italy at the Organic Food Chains thematic table

Assomela, which represents 58% of the organic apple production in Italy and about 17% of the entire European organic apple production, has been selected by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) as an expert member of the Organic Food Chains thematic table. The table, promoted by the EU Commission in the context of the …

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Coldiretti believes in organics. Coldiretti BIO has been launched in Bologna.

Organic farming allows a cut in energy consumption by a third by using less intensive techniques, short supply chains and the avoidance of synthetic chemical fertilizers produced with the use of gas. Organically farmed land in Italy has reached almost 2.2 million hectares, an all-time high. Over the last ten years, the surface area has …

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Ernesto Fornari from Apofruit: “It’s time for strategic choices”

The EU does not deny the “From Farm to Fork” strategy. The goal has not changed. In slightly more than seven years, the Union aims to reach 25% of organic farmland. Therefore, organic production will have to grow very rapidly throughout the EU, at least in terms of cultivated agricultural area. However, the current problems …

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Scorching summer and market conditions impact organic apple campaign

The dry and scorching summer, with very high temperatures and almost no rainfall, affected the entire agricultural industry in Italy and did not spare the apple sector, creating difficult conditions all over the Country for the launch of the 2022 business campaign, also in Venosta Valley where VIP, first organic apples European producer, is based. …

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