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USDA to strengthen organic rule enforcement

USDA to strengthen organic rule enforcement

Published on Nov 11th, 2020

 

The deputy administrator of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program (NOP), Dr Jenny Tucker, is to use her address to the sixth annual Organic & Non-GMO Forum this week to focus on strengthening organic rule enforcement and building relationships with various USDA agencies to protect the integrity of the organic brand, reports Organic Produce Network.

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Hinojosa and Lactips develop plastic-free packaging solutions for food

Hinojosa and Lactips develop plastic-free packaging solutions for food

Published on Jun 11th, 2020

More and more people concerned about the environment avoid plastics in their purchases. However, this is not so easy when it comes to purchasing coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder or cookies. Their oleic characteristics make it essential that their containers, even when mostly cardboard or paper, have plastic part or even aluminium foil to act as a barrier and protect the product.

Smurfit Kappa links its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target initiative

Smurfit Kappa links its CO2 reduction target with the Science Based Target initiative

Published on Jun 11th, 2020

 

Smurfit Kappa has advanced one step further along its sustainability path with the signing of a commitment to link its CO2 target with the Science Based Target initiative (SBT) goals based on scientific knowledge. The move that comes after the leader in corrugated paper and packaging revealed in its 2019 Sustainable Development Report that it had cut its CO2 emissions by nearly a third since 2005.

EU organic fruit production increases 5% in 2018

EU organic fruit production increases 5% in 2018

Published on May 04th, 2020
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The European Union’s organic agriculture expanded by 6.0% in 2017 and by 7.6% in 2018, with area now surpassing 13.8 million ha, according to a report published by Agence Bio. Organic represented about 7.5% of the EU’s utilised agricultural area in 2018 (7.2% in 2017). There were 325,306 registered organic farms in 2018 (+4.9% compared to 2017). 

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