New EU rules on organic farming

EU Agriculture Ministers this week agreed an overhaul of existing rules on organic production and labelling of organic products. The new EU rules set more modern and uniform rules across the EU with the aim of encouraging the sustainable development of organic production in the EU. They also aim to guarantee fair competition for farmers and operators, prevent fraud and unfair practices and improve consumer confidence in organic products. The new regulation will apply from 1 January 2021.

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