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The Organic Standard Online Journal re-launches at Biofach 2023

The Alliance for Organic Integrity and Biocertificacion SL (BSL) are pleased to announce the re-launch of the highly respected The Organic Standard journal at Biofach 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany.


The Organic Standard online journal will provide the organic community with much needed news, analysis, insight and guidance on global organic regulatory, standards and control issues.


The relaunched 1st edition of The Organic Standard is free to previous subscribers or those who sign-up to receive The Alliance for Organic Integrity’s e-newsletter (sign-up at Access to subsequent issues will require an annual subscription for a fee of €260 / $270 for 6 issues, subscriptions can be made online via The Organic Standard website


The Alliance for Organic Integrity and BSL announced their partnership to relaunch The Organic Standard at the end of 2022. The organisations recognized the gap for an information resource that reports on timely issues affecting organic integrity and the organic control community: The Organic Standard aims to fill this gap, providing the information needed to help Strengthen Organic Assurance, Globally.


Francis Blake, President of The Alliance said “as our burgeoning market continues to break new ground we’re so pleased to be relaunching The Organic Standard, to support consistent, rigorous and effective organic standards, certification and regulation across the globe, for the benefit of the organic community and of consumers”.


Nuria Alonso, of BSL and Chief Editor of The Organic Standard said “I’ve been involved in TOS almost from the beginning, It has meant, most of the last two decades keeping an eye out for news that might be of interest to TOS readers. Now, after the difficulties of the last couple of years, it is great to have found such a reliable and experienced partner as The Alliance for Organic Integrity to relaunch the publication and continue to serve the organic community.”

The Organic Standard was founded in 2000 by Grolink. The publication was taken over by Biocertification SL in 2013, but was temporarily suspended in 2020 in part due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Alliance for Organic Integrity and Biocertification SL have established a partnership to revitalize and relaunch the publication in February 2023.


Then to receive your first free issue, subscribe to The Alliance’s e-newsletter

Sign-ups to annual subscriptions can be made via The Organic Standard Website

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About The Alliance for Organic Integrity

The Alliance was founded in 2019 by IOAS to improve organic integrity. Our mission, is to be the global multistakeholder Alliance that delivers the education, tools and resources needed to lift quality in organic control; maintaining the integrity of organic certification and consumer confidence in the organic label. We are not-for-profit organisation, registered in the US as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Visit our website to learn more or find out how you can join the Alliance and support our work.


About Biocertificacion SL

Biocertificación is a company owned by Nuria Alonso and Jesús Concepción. The company was founded as Organic Assignments C.B. in 2004 and changed its name to Biocertificación S.L. in 2020. We are experts on issues related to standards, certification and inspection, mainly related to organic production.

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