Feeding a growing world population whilst still protecting our environment is extremely challenging 

Agriculture places significant pressure on natural resources and our environment and non-sustainable agricultural practices, seeking maximum yield with minimum regard for the environmental and human consequences, can result in destruction of habitat, soil erosion and degradation, amongst other things 

Friend of the Earth is an international certification scheme for sustainable agriculture and breeding whose principles are based on the safeguarding and protection of the entire ecosystem. Sustainable agriculture is a type of farming that focuses on producing long-term crops and livestock without compromising the ability of current or future generations to meet their needs, based on the principle of maintaining a sustainable balance between the demands for food production and the preservation of our natural environment.

By clicking on the links below you can view all the Friend of the Earth’s sustainable news – covering such topics as agriculture, conservation projects and our latest press releases. You can also access our Webinars and online courses that cover a wide range of topics such as ‘Sustainable Insect farming’ to ‘Sustainable coffee production and certification’. 

We regularly update this page so you can keep up to date with how Friend of the Earth is contributing towards sustainable living. 

World Sustainability Organization Collaborates with The Good Food Institute on New Certification Program for Plant-Based Seafood and Meat


The two organizations share a mutual aim of protecting the environment by promoting sustainable food The World Sustainability Organization (WSO) and The Good Food Institute (GFI) Sustainable Seafood Initiative today announced that the two organizations have initiated a joint certification program for plant-based seafood. The certification will be part of the WSO’s Friend of the […]

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FOE Director Paolo Bray interviewed on Dairy Reporter – Podcast #80


Dairy Dialog podcast 80: Carbios, Chr Hansen, Choicelunch and Friend of the Earth.29-Apr-2020 By Jim Cornall The Dairy Dialog podcast this week features four guests: Martin Stephan, CEO of Carbios; Julien Biolley, director of business development and marketing at Chr Hansen; Keith Cosbey, COO and co-founder of Choicelunch; and founder and director of Friend of […]

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L’impatto ambientale e sociale della fashion industry. 7 luglio 2020 ore 11.30 – 12.00


Iniziative e certificazioni per la moda sostenibile: lo standard Friend of the Earth   Abbiamo il piacere di invitarti a Ecomm Fashion, la prima digital convention online interamente dedicata alla Moda Italiana.  Il futuro del retail, la rivoluzione digitale e l’evoluzione della sostenibilità saranno i principali temi affrontati nel corso di un evento totalmente gestito […]

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Petition Demands End to Trade in Giraffe Products in Honor of World Giraffe Day


Friend of the Earth initiates effort to make North American and EU governments take steps to prevent further endangerment of giraffes  Friend of the Earth, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that promotes sustainable agriculture and farming methods, has launched a petition on Change.org to encourage governments and retailers to curb commercial trade in Giraffe products. Giraffes are endangered, […]

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MAY 31st, 2020 World Parrots Day – New Petition Demands Ends to Illegal Trade in Wild Parrots


Friend of the Earth initiates petition to encourage the pet industry not to import endangered birds Friend of the Earth, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that promotes sustainable agriculture and farming methods, has initiated an online petition seeking to curb the illegal worldwide trade in wild parrots, which are popular as pets. The petition requests that the pet […]

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Brazilian Dona Rufina fashion brand first to obtain Friend of the Earth certification for environmental sustainability and social accountability.


The fashion industry seems to be responsabile for 10% of CO2 emissions and 20% of global water waste. Cotton production alone consumes 24% of insecticides and 11% of pesticides used in agriculture, covering 3% of the global cultivate area. Poverty, unsustainable working conditions and gender issues are closely related to this industry, which employs 80 […]

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