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Bulgarian Rose Oil Listed in WIPO International Registe

Bulgarian rose oil has been registered under the Geneva Act in the International Register of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), caretaker Deputy Minister of Agriculture Georgi Sabev on Thursday during a conference on "Geographical indications for agricultural and non-agricultural products -challenges and changes", organized by the Patent Office on the International Intellectual Property Day. Sabev joined the event online ahead of his participation in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris.


Promoting a more sustainable, competitive and resilient Europe and boosting rural areas: Council approves conclusions on the opportunities of the bioeconomy

Using biomass to produce food, materials and energy can help boost rural communities, increase competitiveness and combat many of the challenges that the EU is faced with. These are the conclusions put forward by farming ministers on the opportunities that a sustainable and circular bioeconomy presents for a greener, fairer and more competitive Europe.

Peter Kullgren, Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs:

Second edition of EU Organic Awards

Following the success of the first edition of the first EU Organic Awards, the call for applications for the 2nd EU Organic Awards opens today until 14 May 2023.  The EU organic awards acknowledge different actors along the organic value chain that have developed an innovative, sustainable and inspiring project resulting in real added-value for organic food production and consumption. The awards ceremony will take place in Brussels on 25 September 2023.

First Open Science Forum was held at Agra 2023

Do smart technologies produce a revolution in agriculture? Since Douglas Cobb introduced the neoclassical approach to evaluation of the production function (labour-land-capital) we have been witnessing the creation of technologies that create but also destroy at the same time because they led to globalization and economic crises.

Finnish start-up Solar Foods makes food out of thin air

Solar Foods is a Finnish food tech startup that has created a way to produce a new, natural source of protein just out of air and electricity. What started as a research project carried out by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and LUT University has now grown into a successful start-up with more than 20 employees. Solar Foods has set itself an ambitious target: to revolutionise food production and help solve world hunger and the environmental problems caused by agricultural practices.