NNA News for civil society



Online biodynamic course ready to go live

Sun, 11 Dec 2011

FOREST ROW (NNA) - The UK Biodynamic Association (BDA) has announced the launch of the first ever online, fully accredited distance learning course in biodynamic agriculture.               ...[more]

Canadian raw milk farmer found guilty on state appeal

Sun, 11 Dec 2011

NEWMARKET, Ontario (NNA) – Michael Schmidt, the Canadian dairy farmer who has been campaigning to legalise the sale of unpasteurised or “raw” milk, has been found guilty by the Ontario Court of Justice on 15 of 19 charges related...[more]

Learning to look at the self

Sun, 27 Nov 2011

In October, teachers at the Rudolf Steiner School, Mbagathi in Nairobi held a series of workshops facilitated by Troels Ussing from Denmark. NNA correspondent Teresia Muthoni Gachiri reports NAIROBI (NNA) - The workshops were...[more]

Do private clinics put profits before patients?

Mon, 31 Oct 2011

WITTEN-HERDECKE (NNA) - Is the acquisition of profits ranked above the welfare of patients by private clinics? This is the question posed in a new publication by Professor Matthias Kettner, a specialist in medical ethics at the...[more]

Swiss parliament to discuss cow horns

Mon, 31 Oct 2011

BERN (NNA) - The Swiss Parliament will shortly have to deal with the question of whether cows should keep their horns or not. An initiative by Swiss citizens has recently put forward a draft parliamentary bill dealing with this...[more]

Frome Steiner Academy free school proposal approved

Fri, 21 Oct 2011

LONDON (NNA) – The proposal from a British Waldorf school to obtain free school status has been approved to go forward to opening by the UK Department for Education in the latest round of applications. Free school status - based...[more]

European judgement with a sting in the tail for biotech companies

Wed, 19 Oct 2011

LUXEMBOURG (NNA) – A ruling by the European Court of Justice (EJC) in Luxembourg last month that honey and food supplements containing pollen derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be classed as foodstuffs...[more]