|Organic 3.0 for truly sustainable farming & consumption|
IFOAM - 12/15/2015. By Markus Arbenz, David Gould and Christopher Stopes - The overall goal of Organic 3.0 is to enable a widespread uptake of truly sustainable farming systems and markets based on organic principles and imbued with a culture of innovation, of progressive improvement towards best practice, of transparent integrity, of inclusive collaboration, of holistic systems, and of true value pricing.
|Venezuela passes national anti-GMO and anti-patent seed law|
GM Watch - 12/15/2015. Venezuela’s National Assembly has approved a draft Seed Law, which provides that the state shall promote sustainable agriculture as the strategic basis for food security. The rule seeks to consolidate national food sovereignty, regulate the production of hybrid seed, and reject the production, distribution, and import of GM seeds.
|Montreal, Canada Proposes “Complete Ban on Neonics”|
Beyond Pesticides - 12/15/2015. Last week Montreal, the largest city in Canada’s Quebec province, announced plans for an all-out ban on the use of bee-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides. The new regulations represent the strongest move against this neurotoxic class of insecticides by any government entity to date.