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EU recognition for UK organics sector

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Recent coverage in BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, Farmers Guardian, the Grocer and Farming UK reports on the EU Commission’s decision to approve a regulation to recognise the UK control bodies as certifying to an equivalent EU standard until 31 December 2021, for the purpose of trade in organics.

This means that the organic food and drink industry in the UK will be able to operate with increased certainty after the end of the Transition Period.

This reciprocates the UK’s decision to do the same for the EU control bodies a few weeks ago.

Food Minister Victoria Prentis welcomed this decision:

This decision means the UK’s organic food and drink industry will have the certainty it needs to flourish after the end of the Transition Period.

Consumers at home and abroad will continue to be able to buy and enjoy produce from our excellent organic farmers, food producers and processors.

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  1. Comment by Theresa posted on

    It was a shame to see Minette Batters left unchallenged in recent WildLife Trusts event with regard to New Breeding Techniques aka gene-editing.

    "Playing Russian Roulette with Biodiversity Uncontrolled applications of gene editing threaten biodiversity, the rights of consumers and farmers, as well as the future of animal and plant breeding."
    Hopefully within time a wider range of opinions can be heard.

    WildLife Trusts event 2 December

    These are immensely complicated issues and a wider range of voices needs to be heard especially with regard to the Trade and Agriculture Commission.