NNA News for civil society



Weleda CEO honoured by French state – Reorganisation at Weleda UK

Mon, 12 Dec 2011

BASEL/ILKESTON (NNA) – The CEO of the Swiss-based Weleda group of companies, Patrick Sirdey, has been honoured by the French state with the National Order of Merit. This is the first time in the history of Weleda that a chief...[more]

New Zealand universities approve Steiner School Certificate

Sun, 11 Dec 2011

AUCKLAND (NNA) – Following its earlier approval by the New Zealand Qualification Authority, the new Steiner School Certificate (SSC) has now also been accepted by the country’s universities as a university entrance...[more]

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]