Organic farming legislation - Revision of regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products

11-09-2015

The development of organic production is a political objective of the EU. Although its organic market has constantly expanded, the EU's organic land area still represents less than 6% of the total agricultural area and the difference between EU demand and production is covered by growing imports. To overcome the regulatory obstacles to the development of the sector and increase consumer confidence in the EU organic logo, the European Commission adopted in March 2014 a proposal for a Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. EU Agriculture Ministers agreed in June 2015 on a Council general approach to the proposal while Parliament's Agriculture Committee is expected to vote on its draft report on the proposal in October. A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html

The development of organic production is a political objective of the EU. Although its organic market has constantly expanded, the EU's organic land area still represents less than 6% of the total agricultural area and the difference between EU demand and production is covered by growing imports. To overcome the regulatory obstacles to the development of the sector and increase consumer confidence in the EU organic logo, the European Commission adopted in March 2014 a proposal for a Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products, repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007. EU Agriculture Ministers agreed in June 2015 on a Council general approach to the proposal while Parliament's Agriculture Committee is expected to vote on its draft report on the proposal in October. A more recent edition of this document is available. Find it by searching by the document title at this address: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/home.html