Organic refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products. Practices vary worldwide; however, organic foods are generally grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilisers or routine use of antibiotics or growth hormones. The organic food production system strives for minimal disruption of the natural equilibrium while ensuring the production of high-quality food.
To ensure that organic farmers and processors produce or process foods in accordance with organic legislation, designated control bodies and authorities certify and inspect each organic practitioner. Compliant produce is required to carry the EU organic logo.
Consumers’ interest in organic foods is increasing. Therefore, the European Council has developed new rules to further improve the quality. What will change?
Organic wine is made from organic grapes. Yet, this is not enough to label a wine as ‘organic’. This article explains the permitted production techniques and additives.
EU organic legislation not only applies to plant-based foods but also provides guidelines on the production of organic animal-based foods.
Plant-based organic foods are well-known and recognised by consumers. However, they can only be called organic when produced according to certain rules.
Increase your trust around the organic logo by discovering how the system of organic production is managed in Europe, as a whole and within Member States.
Organic production practices vary worldwide. This article explains the general production rules producers must meet to obtain an organic certification.
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Researchers at Stanford University, USA conducted a systematic review of published literature to determine if organically produced foods are safer or healthier than conventionally...
Organically produced foodstuffs are not richer in vitamins and minerals than conventionally produced foodstuffs, conclude researchers in a systematic review...
Modern farming does its utmost to guarantee quality and safety in food production - thus addressing concerns that are uppermost in consumers' minds today.