The European Commission has adopted a proposal for new regulations
for organic production and labelling, which makes the use of the EU
logo or wording obligatory for all organic food products sold in EU
Food makers looking to sell organic products on a 'healthy' agenda
may face opposition from the authorities as the UK's Advertising
Standards Authority upholds two complaints against the country's
A new deal between organic food retailers and farmers may help to
bridge the gulf between low organic food consumption and rising
levels of organic farming in the Czech Republic and Poland,
writes Chris Mercer.
Czech shoppers are refusing to pay inflated prices for organic food
- something which may burst the bubble of the country's booming
organic farming industry, unless a sharp increase in government
subsidies can turn the situation...
A new Europe-wide project will devote a £12 million budget to
investigating the added-value that organic farming could bring to
food products. The qualitative approach will give a boost to an
industry starting to slow down in pace.
Europe's organic food and farming sector got a major boost this
week with the adoption by the European Commission of a new action
plan to promote the sector. The challenge will be to ensure, and
maintain, consumer trust in premium-priced...
Knocked by the Nitrofen scandal in 2002, the boom for organic foods
in Germany has stepped down a gear with sales stagnating. But as
production continues to rise and producer margins continue to fall,
there is pressure to increase...