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    Consultation for the review of the European policy on organic a...

    22 Apr 2015 -
    and higher consumption of organic products? Issues in this consultation In this consultation, the European Commission would like your views on how best to develop organic farming. Key issues: simplifying the legal framework – while ensuring standards are not watered down co-existence of GM crops with organic farming better control systems and trade arrangements for organic products impact of the new
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    RNE_Statement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

    17 Apr 2013 -
    approaches for organic farms must be encouraged (cooperating with other producers and major bulk customers should be considered). • New technologies (e.g. marker-assisted selection (MAS) or genomic selection, sensors, GPS, information technologies or precision farming) must be used more intensively to improve organic farming. Because of its systemic in environmental performance, organic farming shows
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    12-copa-cogeca_en

    17 Apr 2013 -
    in dominant markets. That is why the timeframe must be agreed on in advance in consultation with the entire organic farming sector, so that farmers can adapt their production methods and structures to the new situation they face. At the same time appropriate resources must be made available for research on organic farming so that the development of organic production makes it possible to end these derogations.
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    ifoam-1_en

    19 Aug 2011 -
    Agriculture is based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness and care. The Scope of Organic Agriculture IFOAM regards any system that is based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture and uses organic methods, as ‘Organic Agriculture’ and any farmer practicing such a system as an ‘organic farmer’. This includes various forms of certified and non-certified Organic Agriculture.
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    IFOAM_EU_comments_2013_online_consultation

    17 Apr 2013 -
    food systems; less than ten percent of the pesticide types allowed in conventional and integrated farming can be used in organic production (those used are of natural origin such as Neem and Quassia). As a result, organic science has developed a rich knowledgebase of natural methods of pest control. In the words of the IAASTD report, “Organic farming with its stringent rules on external input use
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    22-soil-association_en

    29 Apr 2013 -
    5 – We agree that the welfare standards for all farming should be strengthened, and that systems with limited welfare potential should be avoided or clearly identified and labelled so that all consumers can make an informed choice. 6 – We support the continuing development of organic standards in light of new research and the experience gained by pioneering organic farmers. The current resource-
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    50-poderidiromagna_en

    26 Apr 2013 -
    organic farming on behalf of the group Poderi di Romagna [Farms of Romagna] (www.poderidiromagna.it). As the representative of the farmers in the group, I wish to express our displeasure at how the issue of GMOs and organic farming/farming in general has been handled. Not only should there not be a threshold of any type for GMOs in organic farming, but growing GMOs should be banned outright. It is impossible
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    ecvc_en

    11 Oct 2013 -
    diversity and quality of seeds available in the market, first step towards food sovereignty. ?Agroecology and Organic Farming In Europe, organic family farming is the flagship of sustainable agriculture and must be strongly encouraged, especially for small producers. The process of revision of Reg834/07 and new action plan should be considered an opportunity to give a high priority to the inclusion
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    final-report-full-text_en

    19 Sep 2013 -
    in organic production. The current rules for animal welfare in organic farming are sufficient. Animal welfare standards for organic farming should be strengthened. Animal welfare standards in organic farming should systematically be higher than in conventional farming. There should be specific rules for animal welfare in organic farming. Animal welfare standards should be (i) high and (ii) the same,
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    12-copa-cogeca1_en

    30 Apr 2013 -
    There should be specific rules for animal welfare in organic farming. - Animal welfare standards in organic farming should systematically be higher than in conventional farming. - Animal welfare standards for all types of farming should be strengthened. - Animal welfare standards for organic farming should be strengthened. - The current rules for animal welfare in organic farming are sufficient. - No