19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



12 August 2020
New US study on glyphosate and organic diets

Glyphosate levels in children and adults drop dramatically after one week of eating organic

30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

IFOAM UK Groups meet at ORC

Category: News
27 July 2015

ORC recently hosted a meeting of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movementsí UK Groups at Elm Farm. IFOAM brings together representatives from the various Control Bodies and the organic industry/movement, and these six-monthly meetings help to ensure a UK voice is heard in Brussels. After 15 months of negotiation and damage limitation we are coming to the end of the review of the EU organic regulation, with the Council of Ministers having agreed common position. Defra have made heroic efforts on our behalf to lobby against some of the more impractical proposals and the current proposals are generally acceptable, although a few areas of concern remain. It is now the turn of the European Parliament to debate the proposals and the IFOAM EU group is working hard to ensure sensible positions are taken. More information from www.ifoam-eu.org

If you would be interested in participating in future UK meetings, please consider joining IFOAM and let Nic Lampkin at ORC or Chris Atkinson at the Soil Association know of your interest.

Keywords: organic regulation

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