Year 4 | Number 34 | October/November 2010
ARGENCERT DIRECTOR’s CORNER
CIRCULAR 2010102601 – EXPORTS OF ORGANIC PRODUCTS TO TAIWÁN II.
Organic products for Taiwan can be accepted if certified according to the Canadian Organic Regine (COR).
ARGENCERT is accredited by the Canadian authorities to issue this type of certificate. Read more.
OPENING OF ARGENCERT MENDOZA BRANCH.
On September 23rd, 2010, in the former Arizu Club, with some 40 attendants, the ARGENCERT Mendoza branch was iaugurated. Read more.
NEWS FROM CHILE & URUGUAY
CHILE: AAOCH's ORGANIC DIRECTORY
Guide that shows a wide selection of contacts in the Chilean Organic Sector. Read more.
Chile: SEMINAR "ORGANIC PRODUCTS:BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE US MARKET".
Organized by ProChile jointly with the Agriculture Ministry, will take place 4 aned 5 November in Quillota and in Chillán respectively. Read more.
CHILE GROWERS, SHIPPERS UP TO SPEED ON PTI
Chilean avocado growers and importers may be ahead of their North American counterparts in reaching the implementation of the traceability initiatives. Read more.
CHILE: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES MEASURE TO CUT IN HALF THE DAYS NEEDED TO EXPORT. They plan to cut down from 21 to 10 days the time needed to prepare the export documents and complete an export. Read more.
ARGENCERT IN FITAL, CHILE
ARGENCERT participated in FITAL (Talca's International Fruit Fair, Talca, Chile. Read more.
Chile: WORLD OUTLOOK ON FOOD INNOVATION
Seminar about the tendencies on large consumption food products, October 13, 2010. Read more.
CHILE TOLD ABOUT THE MERITS OF A FASTER TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM
A submarine observatory connected through optic fiber may anticipate the tsunami risk to the population, helping to save lives. Read more.
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY STUDIES PERMAFROST IN THE CHILEAN ANDES.
Permafrost, the frozen soil layer that constitutes a huge drinking water resource, will be studied in reference to global warming. Read more.
URUGUAY: PESTICIDES TOXIC TO BEES
List of highly toxic substances for honney bees that are used in Uruguay, as defined by the USA and the European Union. Read more.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ECOLOGIC POLICIES
CAP: PRAISEWORTHY ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL OBJECTIVES
More ecologic subsidies, better shared and more socially fair, favouring organic agriculture. Read more.
TOWARDS A NEW ERA THAT CONTEMPLATES THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF BIODIVERSITY.
The economic value of forests, drinking water, soils, coral reefs and the social costs of their loss are evaluated. Read more.
BP, BAYER AND OTHER EUROPEAN COMPANIES FINANCE CANDIDATES OF THE 'TEA PARTY'
(sent by ECOticias.com / Red / Agencias, 26/10/2010)
BP, Bayer and other big European companies are financing the election campagin of candidates of the US Tea Party that deny the planet's warming due to human action, and oppose the energy program of the White House. Read more.
TP ORGANICS: High priority topics 2012-2013
Provided to the European Commission the high priority topics for the so called 7th Framework Programme (2012-2013). Read more.
ARGENTINA: ITS GLACIERS NOW HAVE PROTECTION
The bill that restricts the mining and oil activities in glacier areas was passed. Read more.
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH IN PATAGONIAN HUMEDALS.
Direct and indirect effects of pasturage in the Patagonian 'mallines' are being studied. Read more.
ARGENTINA BETS FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AND WORKS IN THE CREATION OF A NEW PROTECTED NATURAL AREA.
A new Protected Natural Area in Chaco Province was created in order to preserve the huge biodiversity of its various regions, and to promote sustainable tourism and ecotourism. Read more.
THE CERTIFICATION OF THE ARGENTINE FORESTS KEEPS GROWING.
The certification of natural and implanted forests constituted in the last few years a priority for a sustainable business, both from the environmental and economic point of view. Read more.
SANITARY ASPECTS RELATED TO ARGENTINA's FEEDLOTS
This article clearly describes the higher sanitary risks for public health and welfare of the feedlots. Read more.
A&A ORGANIC FARMS OFFERS ORGANIC ASPARAGUS FROM ARGENTINA
Guarantees a solid supply of organic asparagus to retailers and distributors of the USA and Canada. Read more.
MAPO: VIII ORGANIC FAIR – Palacio Duhau, Buenos Aires, October 31st, 2010.
Organized by MAPO (Argentine Movement of Organic Production) in the Duhau Palace Hyatt Park Hotel, Buenos Aires. Free public admission. Read more.
BRUSELAS APPOINTS A GROUP OF EXPERTS TO ADVICE IN ORGANIC ORIODUCTION.
Brussels establishes a list of experts in organic agriculture as consultative body. Read more.
(N. of the E: ArgeNews and Jorge Casale, ArgeNews Editor, congratulates our good friend and excelent professional Alex Beck appointed Expert in the advisors' list and wish him the greatest success in his work)
COURT OVERTURNS OHIO BAN ON RBST-FREE MILK LABELING
A district court has overturned an Ohio state ban on the labeling of milk as free from artificial hormones. Read more.
IFOAM AT THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY'S COP 10 IN NAGOYA, JAPAN
The Tenth Encounter od parties (CVoP 10) on the convention about biologic Diversity (UCID) will take part in Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 18-29, 2010. Read more.
IFOAM SUMMIT TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 15 IN NUREMBERG, GERMANY
In preparation for the IFOAM General Assembly (GA) IFOAM will host an IFOAM Member meeting the BioFach 2011. Read more.
THE ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE RECEIVES THE BIO CACERES PRIZE. International Bio.Cáceres Prize presented to the president of the Italian Association of Organic Agriculture (AIAB), Mr. Andrea Ferrante. Read more.
EXCHANGE OF COCA FOR ORGANIC CHOCOLATE.
"I Exchange coca for chocolate" was the deal with the support of NGOs and entities such as the United Nations,l USAID and Devida. Read more.
LATIN AMERICA >>> A MONTH OF CONFERENCES...
A number of conferences in organic agricultuer and research held in Lima, Peru. Read more.
GLOBAL ORGANIC TEXTILE STANDARD FILM PREMIERS AROUND THE WORLD
The International Working Group (IWG) on the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) hosts showings of its new film "The Global Organic Textile Standard – Ecology and Social Responsibility" in countries around the world. Read more.
LATIN AMERICA: ORGANIC INTERNAL MARKETS
ARGENTINA: EL RINCÓN ORGÁNICO Posted in November 16, 2010 ¬ 1:05 pmh.noticiasNo Comments » El Rincón Orgánico is not just another retailer of natural products: it is the first store specialized in organic products in Argentina and Latin America. Read More.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE LATIN AMERICAN FORUM OF PARTICIPATIVE GUARANTEE SYSTEMS, Lima, Perú, September, 2010
A working agenda with the projects' respective responsible persons was established andi t was agreed that they will share their consensed proposals with the resto f the members of the Forum. Read more.
PARTICIPATORY GUARANTEE SYSTEM SELF-EVALUATION SYSTEM
Questionaire with the object that all participatory guarantee Systems of the World may evaluate themselves regarding compliance of the Basic PGS characteristics. Read more.
TRANSGENICS, PESTICIDES, HORMONES, NANOTECHNOLOGY, OTHER NON ALLOWED PRACTICES
EUROPE TRIES TO STOP GM ORGANISMS. (Ámbito Financiero, Campo, Oct. 7, 2010)
Gathered over a million signatures will allow to request that the European Union proposes a project for the regulation of GMOs.
Genetically Modified Canola on the Loose and Evolving in U.S. Midwest
Resaerchers foun wild gm canola in almost every part of North Dakota (USA).
GM SALMON ASSESSMENT 'INAPPROPRIATE', SAY SENATORS
US Senators signed a letter to FDA Commissioner asking the agency to find another way to assess the safety of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
COURT FINDS USDA (AGAIN) ACTED ILLEGALLY ON GM SUGAR BEET PLANNING
Allowed planting GM sugar beets in spite of a court established proibition.
NANOTECNOLOGY PRESENTS RISKS FOR HUMANS, THE DNA AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
Numerous known damages for human health produced by nanoparticles to which intentionally or accidentally expose consumers.
BRAZIL: PROTEST AGAINST PESTICIDES
They complain against the use of endosulfan from conventional crops. (N.of the E.: the UN Committee in charge of considering contaminating chemical products, agreed to recommend the prohibition of endosulfan, it was just reported)
COMMISSION PROPOSES TEMPORARY BAN ON CLONED FOOD
The European Commission has proposed a five year ban on animal cloning for food production at a meeting held in Strasbourg.
AUSTRALIA: ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND WORLD HUNGER
The Newsletter OFA ORGANIC UPDATE - OCTOBER 2010 comments important articles about the superiority of organic agriculture and its capacity to diminish the World hunger through small holders' operations
THE EUROPEAN DOCUMENT OF ORGANIC WINE
Due to the lack of the Commission definition about organic wine, France, Spain and Italy decided to adopt a private standard scheme.
ORGANIC AQUAPONICS: UP AND COMING?
Aquaponics combines hydroponics with aquaculture, in which fish and plants develop a symbiotic relationship.
DEFRA NON COMMITTAL ON EC PLANS TO BAN NITRATES IN ORGANIC HAM
It issued a non committal response to European Commission proposals to ban the use of nitrates and nitrites in organic cured meats.
AUDITS OF THE OLD ROMANS
A ceramic plank with inscriptions of a probable Roman inspection report.
EXHIBITIONS, CONGRESSES, COURSES
BIOFACH LATIN AMERICA – November 3-5, 2010., Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IFOAM's Executive Director, -Markus Arbenz- will come to give some talks and to get tok nos theorganic situation in the region.
AMERICAN EDITION OF THE SUSTAINABLE FOODS SUMMIT.
Planned for January 18-19, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA, organized by The Organic Monitor.
'ORGANIC EXCHANGE' GROWS TO 'TEXTILE EXCHANGE' AT OUR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES CONFERENCE OCT. 27-29 IN NYC
With approximately 300 textile industry-related representatives from 29 countries already registered to attend.
CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 10th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RURAL TOURISM AREA– School of Agriculture, University of Buenos Aires.
Next November 2, 2010, in the Rose Garden, Central Pavilion of the School of Agriculture in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the 10th. Anniversary of the Rural Tourism Area will be celebrated.
FIRST ENCOUNTER OF INDIGENOUS TOURISM OF THE AMERICAS. – Nov. 10-13, 2010, San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentine Patagonia.
The object is to get acquainted on how the indigenous cultural identities, natural resources and ancestral knowledge are valued in countries of Latin America.
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