Germany’s minister for food and farming, Christian Schmidt, says that EU law-makers must “acknowledge the special holistic aspects of organic production” as they continue to formulate a revised EU Organic Regulation.
Germany has initiated a move to ban the cultivation of GM crops using an opt-out contained in a new EU Directive. Under new rules on GM, individual states can unilaterally ban GM crops even in the case of those officially approved by the EU. In a statement, the German agriculture minister, Christian Schmidt, stressed that Germany […]
Senior political figures from across Europe gave their unequivocal support for the organic food and farming sector at a major conference in Germany last week. Speaking during the opening debate of the Biofach Congress in Nuremberg, Sharon Dijksma, the Dutch agriculture minister, said: “We should be very proud of our organic farmers. Organic is one […]