Organic insect production for sustainable food and feed: results of a webinar

300 participants joined the IPIFF (International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed) webinar on circularity in insect farming, 19th November 2020. Sabine Jülicher, European Commission DG Santé, indicated that insect production is a relevant component of sustainable food chains. She noted that the use of food waste as feedstock for insect farming will be assessed by EFSA (no timescale yet).


Biodiversity for food and agriculture and ecosystem services – Thematic Study for The State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The study provides an overview of the roles that the biodiversity found in and around food and agricultural production systems play in the supply of ecosystem services ranging from provisioning services, such as the supply of food, fuel and fibre, to cultural services, such as recreation and aesthetic enjoyment, and regulating services, such as pollination, carbon sequestration, pest control and nutrient cycling.

A Systematic Review of Organic Versus Conventional Food Consumption: Is There a Measurable Benefit on Human Health?

The current review aims to systematically assess the evidence related to human health outcomes when an organic diet is consumed in comparison to its conventional counterpart. Relevant databases were searched for articles published to January 2019. Clinical trials and observational research studies were included where they provided comparative results on direct or indirect health outcomes. Thirty-five papers met the criteria for inclusion in the review.

CORE Organic: Cofund Outreach Seminar at CIHEAM Bari

On January 30th, CIHEAM Bari hosts a seminar of the "European transnational research network on food systems and organic farming" aimed at involving non-EU Mediterranean countries and Brazil in the network activities. The CORE Organic projectaims to improve the knowledge basis and innovation capacity necessary  to support the further development of the organic sector as a way to respond to significant societal challenges in European agriculture and food systems.


EGTOP: new reports on food and fertilizers

EGTOP, the Expert Group for Technical Advice on Organic Production created by the European Commission providing technical recommendations on organic legislation, has published two new reports, one on food and one on fertilizers, with reference to Reg. (EC) No 889 / 2008.


Switzerland: a scientific conference on "Evolving agriculture and food - Perspectives in biodynamic research"

A new biannual conference will gather academics, scholars, PhD students, graduate students, farmer-researchers and action researchers from around the world to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in biodynamic agriculture, moreover discussing related fields such as agroecology and food and nutrition, dedicating significant attention also to new and alternative researching methods.


Friends of the Earth: Organic Farming can feed the world

new report released by Friends of the Earth presents a strong argument in favor of organic and agroecological farming as tool to feed the world sustainably. The report details how organic and agroecological farming can meet the Earth’s growing food needs, protect farmer livelihoods, and preserve the environment.


Pesticide residues in food: a steady decrease

"Official control on pesticide residues in food - results in Italy for the year 2014": a report prepared by the Italian Ministry of Health. It includes elaborations on fruit and vegetables, cereals,  seeds, some processed products, such as olive oil and wine, both important elements of the Italian and Mediterranean diet, but also elaborations regarding baby food, organic  products and some food of animal origin.

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