The Maharashtra government has extended the deadline to implement plastic ban to help vendors and shopkeepers utilise their existing stock.

Lack of synergy between various endorsing agencies is stifling growth, say experts

Nagpur: Ill-effects of using products that generate toxic waste and pollution of Nag River were the main topics taken up at the two-day workshop on 'Toxin-free lifestyle' organized by the Jeevit Na

Stating that it was mandatory for manufacturers of organic food products to establish their traceability, the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued a gazette notification containing organic food regulations, laying down those pertaining to their labelling, certification and import.

In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety ad Standards Act-2006, FSSAI had framed the draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Food) Regulations, 2017 and the same were notified on 19th June, 2017 for inviting comments of stakeholders.

This paper, based on a primary survey of companies engaged in organic food business in India and the United Kingdom (UK), examines how organic food can attract more investment (domestic and foreign) across the entire food supply chain including manufacturing, farming, distribution and trading if supported by the right policy.

FSSAI has notified the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations, 2017, is meant to ensure the safety and authenticity of all foods labelled ‘’organic".

The State government launched the 'Karnataka Organic Farming Policy 2017', in order to enable the next level of development in Organic Farming. The Government decided to reform the Organic Farming Policy Karnataka 2004 with the new policy.

Recent comparative product testing by city-based Consumer Education and Research Centre (CERC), found traces of pesticides and heavy metals in six supposedly-organic brands of rice.

MUMBAI: The government's consideration of a tax on junk foods is expected to boost the current consumption trends towards organic foods and health & wellness products, according to Arvind Medir

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