Organic Sector Calls for Strict Liability Under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Organic farming, the systematic conversion of land to certified practices that ensure food safety and security from the farm to the table, a comprehensive and fully traceable system, is developing rapidly throughout the world.
Food Sovereignty - Turning The Global Food System Around
Food Sovereignty is the right of peoples, communities, and countries to define their own agricultural, pastoral, labour, fishing, food and land policies which are ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances. It includes the true right to food and to produce food, which means that all people have the right to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and to food-producing resources and the ability to sustain themselves and their societies.
Stockholm Convention on POPs Becomes International Law. Launching a Global Campaign to Eliminate 12 Hazardous Chemicals
On May 17, 2004, the first-ever legally binding international treaty to control toxic chemicals - the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) enters into force, providing an unprecedented legal framework to ban or severely restrict the production and use of the some of the worlds most toxic chemicals.