In January 2019, Organic-PLUS’s associated partner, the International Biocyclic Vegan Network (www.biocyclic-vegan.org) featured prominently in UK print media. The Guardian newspaper published a piece titled, ” ‘We’re humus sapiens’: the farmers who shun animal manure “
Biocyclic vegan agriculture is a form of organic farming that uses only plant-based inputs. Since November 2017, the Biocyclic Vegan Standard has been available worldwide as a global standard for vegan organic farming accredited by IFOAM. This is in-line with Organic-PLUS’s aim to phase-out the use of conventional (non-organic) manure in organic systems. Biocyclic vegan agriculture does, however, permit fertility sources from conventionally raised plants. For example, fertiliser derived from conventional sugar-beet waste.