The European Parliament is voting on new rules aimed at reinforcing consumer trust in organic farming and protecting from unfair practices. The revised law on organic production and labelling of organic products would go into effect in January 2021.
Organic farming is on the rise: this French farmer switched to a natural pesticide to protect his harvest - bringing in good bugs to fight the bad ones. It's a bit more expensive than chemicals, but you get results and we care for our health, and that's priceless. Consumers want organic food and more and more farmers are noticing that it is a sustainable form of agriculture of which one might make a better living in the future than with conventional agriculture But consumers need to trust the food they buy. This is why the European Parliament is updating rules on organic production and labelling of organic products across Europe. MEPs want better controls throughout the whole supply chain. The European Parliament is also striving for fairness on imports of organic products into the EU. It means: products that arrive in Europe have to respect the European norms and I think that's it's a major advantage from this new law. Organic retail sales have more than doubled within the past 10 ten years in Europe. And the trend is still picking up speed in all EU member states.