Year 4 | Number 33 | August/September 2010
ARGENCERT DIRECTOR’s CORNER
LAUNCHING OF “LA DELICIOSA” IN DISCO.
We are proud to accompany the Bartuch Family in the development of local consumption. Read more.
ARGENCERT atended Sydney’s ORGANIC EXPO Aug. 20 – 22, 2010.
The Argentine Consulate organized an institutional stand where 7 producers presented their organic activities, among them ARGENCERT participated as an international certification service. Read more.
NEWS FROM CHILE & URUGUAY
URUGUAY EATS MORE BEEF THAN ARGENTINA.
Uruguayans displaced Argentinians to the second place, traditionally the most fanatics of beef eaters. Read more.
CHILE: FLOWERS IN ATACAMA; THE WORLD DRIEST DESET BLOOMS.
The world’s driest desert is blooming these days thanks to the inusual rains that fell the last weeks. Read more.
CHILE: PMA ANALYZES TRENDS IN RETAIL AND GLOBAL FRUIT INDUSTRY
The traditional international seminar on "Fresh Connections", organized by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will be held in Santiago de Chile. Read more.
CHILEAN RHUBARB IN THE GUN
Chilean Rhubarb (Gunnera tinctoria) is listed in the National Pest Plant Accord and is therefore banned from sale, propagation or distribution. Full article: http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=67707
Publication date: 8/25/2010 Read more.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGIC POLICIES
THE EARTH’S RESOURCES FOR THIS YEAR WILL BE EXUAUSTED BY AUGUST 21; AFTERWARDS WE BEGIN TO LIVE “ON CREDIT”.
Our planet wears out with use and we leave it less and less time to regenerate what we consume. Read more.
THE ARGENTINE PRODUCERS COUNCIL WILL CONDUCT THE FIRST AUCTION OF CHEESES IN THE CENTRAL MARKET.
The first auction of Argentine cheeses in Buenos Aires Central Market where small and medium sized producers will present for sale their products to the country’s supermarket chains. Read more.
ARGENTINA: MENDOZA SEEKS TO POSITION PEACH IN CHINESE MARKET
The Production Ministertravelled to China to promote local products, especially canned fruit, and attended the Tenth World Conference of Canned Fruit in the city of Xuzhou. Read more.
BIODIESEL, JATROPHA MACROCARPA MAY BE A PROPHET IN ITS LAND.
Jatropha shows a promisory possibility for the development of biofuels in the province of Santiago del Estero (Argentina). Read more.
FAA. GREEN BELT: PRODUCERS SIGN AGREEMENT WITH KOREA
The Argentine Agrarian Federation (FAA) signed this Saturday an agreement of intention with a Korean Consortium for the industrialization of agricultural raw materials for export. Read more.
ARGENTINA: AGRICULTURE MINISTRY APPROVED TRANSGENIC SOYBEAN SEEDS. See this comment in the Section “Transgenics …and Prohibited Processes” in this issue of ArgeNews. Read more.
FARMERS REPORT THE HEALTH EFFECT OF AGROCHEMICALS.
Families living in land next to soybean crops have been denouncing the adverse health effect of the agrochemicals for a decade but without response. Read more.
ORGANICS: THE CHURCH ALSO RECOMMENDS THEM
In Rimini (Italy) the archbishop of Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, Cardinal Bernard Agré, spoke in favor of organic farming without any hesitation. Sitting at his side the Italian minister for Agriculture Giancarlo Galan, confirmed his position in favor of GMOs. Read more.
GERMANY: GROWTH VS. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Instead of excessive growth it is advisable to save non renewable natural resources, since the traditional model is not sustainable, say the German Experts. Read more.
ORGANICS NEARING ITS BIG BANG?
Says the Nouvel Observateur that organic growth is exploding in France; ten new conversions to organic agriculture a day. Read more.
AOMR EXPECTS ORGANIC SALES TO GO OVER $1 BILLION
The Australian Organic Market Report (AOMR) 2010 expects a retail sales twice the amount reached in 2008; about 40 percent increase in households that bought organic produce in the past 12 months. Read more.
PERU: CEPIBO ENTERS THE US AND ITALY MARKET WITH ORGANIC BANANA
Exports to the United States are a major achievement for the small producers and now there is a possibility in the Italian market. Read more.
BATTLE TO SAVE ‘UNIQUE’ RUSSIAN FRUITS AND BERRIES
Last chance to save the world’s largest collection of fruits and berries from being bulldozed to make way for a Russian housing estate. Read more.
BIOFACH INDIA + INDIA ORGANIC 2010: SUCCESS IN THE MARKET OF THE FUTURE
The fifth international daughter of BioFach in Nuremberg.
ISRAEL: LARGE SCALE LAUNCHING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
It is the first time in history that all the necessary conditions for the success of the marketing in great scale of electric vehicles are met. Read more
LATIN AMERICA: ORGANIC INTERNAL MARKETS
TRANSGENICS, PESTICIDES, HORMONES, NANOTECHNOLOGY, OTHER NON ALLOWED PRACTICES
BIOTECNOLOGY. THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE.
According to the Aapresid (*) congress, 10 years ago it was feared the losing markets and the ecoclogis groups that shaked apocaliptic fears. Read more.
PÁGINA/12. CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY PUBLISHED A RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS THAT MAY CAUSE THE USE OF GLYPHOSATE.
The North American magazine just published the April 2009 work of the researcher Andrés Carrasco confirming the harmful effect of the agrochemical in the agribusiness model. At that time Carrasco became the target of a discredit campagin by some of the sector companies, communication media and government officers. Read more.
Página/12: “STOP SPRAYING”. OPEN LETTER TO THE ‘MESA DE ENLACE’
The National University of Córdoba (Argentina) became the first institute of superior education to organize an academic forum to report on the health effects of agrochemicals, questioning the rol of academia as legitimator of the productive model. Read more.
USA: GLYPHOSATE USE RATIFIED.
US authorities ratified the sale and use of glyphosate catalogued by the EPA as a “slight toxic”. Read more.
ARGENTINA: AGRICULTURE APPROVED SEEDS OF TRANSGENIC SOYBEAN
Argentina’s Secretary of Agriculture approved yesterday GM soybean for export purposes. Read more.
ORGANIC AND TRANSGENIC FOODS: MEETING POINTS IMPOSSIBLE
What do exist are points of disagreement in spite of the desires of scientists, politicians and transgenic technologists for foods. Read more.
EU STATES TO OPPOSE COMMISSION'S GM CROP PROPOSAL
Several EU governments have already criticised the proposals as a first step towards dismantling the bloc's single market. Read more.
US: RESEARCHERS SAY INGESTION OF A COMMON PESTICIDE IN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES MAY DOUBLE
Researchers at the University of Montreal found that children whose urine tested positive for byproducts of certain pesticides had double the chance of receiving an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder diagnosis. Read more.
G.O.M.A. HELPS ISO 65 REVISION TO TAKE ORGANIC AGRICULTURE INTO ACCOUNT
ISO would formally recognize that this standard will apply not only to product certification but also to processes and services. Read more.
RESEARCHERS FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS WILL USE A NATIVE PARASITE TO COMBAT PESTS IN PLANTAINS AND TOMATOES.
Studies for the application of a local insect in combatting the plantain lizard and the tomatoe moth. Read more.
NEW SOIL-DWELLING PREDATORY MITE VERY EFFECTIVE AGAINST THRIPS INFESTATIONS
The soil-dwelling predatory mite will be officially introduced at the International Horti Fair 2010 in October. Read more.
TOOL FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES.
The project LiMaS offers to enterprises the free environemental evaluation of products and processes employing the Life Cycle Analysis methodology. Read more.
EXHIBITIONS, CONGRESSES, COURSES
17th IFOAM ORGANIC WORLD CONGRESS, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
28th September to 1st October 2011 - Call for Papers
Deadline for submission is November 30th, 2010. Contact information: Secretariat,
The Korea Organizing Committee for the 17th IFOAM Organic World Congress 2011
Email: email@example.com Read more.
UNIVERSITY OF BELGRANO: POSGRADUATE CURRICULA IN AGRIBUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.
Begins: September 11, 2010.
Course modality: 12 meetings of 8 hrs. Each 21 days on Saturdays12
INFORMATRION AND REGISTRATION: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Read more.
SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES CONFERENCE, October 27 & 28; - ORGANIC IN A DAY SEMINAR, October 29, New York City, New York
Information: Heather Hocker. Read more.
IFOAM: INTERESTING EXPERIMENT IN REAL TIME WITH THE IFOAM CONFERENCE INSPIRATION FOR A LIFE CHANGE.
Planned for September 16, 2010 in Bonn, Germany discussion subjects concentrate around organic and sustainable agriculture. The object is to connect the world organic people through sessions on-line local hosting and moderating through a remote connection with the Conference.. Interested parties must confirm participation no later than August 31, 2010. Thomas Cierpka email@example.com Read more.
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