04-04-2014 03:54 AM | France

EU reforms organic farming

The European Commission proposed new regulation to control organic food production. However, increasing regulations in order to improve credibility is controversial. EurActiv France reports.

The toughening of regulation on organic farming has stirred debate. On 24 March, the European Commission presented a proposal for regulation aimed at improving the sometimes diverse rules of organic farming.

“Organic products do not constitute a niche market. They now represent a turnover of almost €20 billion per year” stated Dacian Ciolos, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
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