Mariann Fischer Boel, member of the European Commission responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, said the organic food sector needs the support of good legislation, which would help build consumer awareness and trust.
This story has been updated from the original published at 1400 CET, which erroneously stated that compliance was needed on labelling aspects of the new regulation by January 2009. FoodNavigator.com apologises for the confusion.
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Parliament decision to set the threshold for genetically-modified
organisms (GMOs) in organic food at the lowest level possible -
quelling fears that higher levels in...