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    Policy development - European Commission

    18 Feb 2015 -
    available in further EU official languages   Policy development Legislative proposal for a reviewed legislation on organic farming On 24 March 2014 the European Commission adopted the legislative proposals for a new Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. It aims at adjusting the EU legislation to the current situation in the EU organic market, which has quadrupled in size
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    CAP Communication Awards - Agriculture and rural development

    23 Jun 2015 -
    shortlisted for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 CAP Communication Awards. Communication to stakeholders Communication to the public Innovative communication Does your communication action primarily target people with a professional interest, such as decision makers and/or opinion formers, professional organisations, farmers or other stakeholders? If so, then choose this category. Does your communication action
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    EU Policy - European Commission

    22 May 2014 -
    market for organic food was valued at 19.7 billion euro in 2011, with a total area of 9.6 million hectares cultivated as organic - up from 5.6 million hectares in 2002. Consult the 2013 Report on Organic farming in the EU to learn about the developments in the EU organic farming sector. Discover the latest facts and figures from across the EU. Get to know the work of the expert group for technical advice
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    Product cards - European Commission

    20 Feb 2014 -
    of charge for the generation of promotional material concerning organic food and farming in the European Union. National, regional or other organic farming logos may be added to the material, but the contents may not be altered in any other way. The material may not be used to promote brands (whether organic or not) or anything not related to organic food and farming. Any abusive use of this material
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    Banners - European Commission

    20 Feb 2014 -
    material concerning organic food and farming in the European Union. National, regional or other organic farming logos may be added to the material, but the contents may not be altered in any other way. The material may not be used to promote brands (whether organic or not) or anything not related to organic food and farming. Any abusive use of this material may be prosecuted.   Download our promotional
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    Posters - European Commission

    20 Feb 2014 -
    of promotional material concerning organic food and farming in the European Union. National, regional or other organic farming logos may be added to the material, but the contents may not be altered in any other way. The material may not be used to promote brands (whether organic or not) or anything not related to organic food and farming. Any abusive use of this material may be prosecuted.   Download
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    Animal welfare - European Commission

    20 Feb 2014 -
    or veterinary reasons, and then only in individual cases. Health and disease prevention Keeping animals healthy and contented is one of the key principles of organic farming. This entails taking account of different species' particular needs. Organic farming strengthens animals' natural defences, as it provides them with suitable high-quality feed, regular exercise and free-range access to appropriate
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    Legal Frame - European Commission

    17 Feb 2014 -
    Products permitted in organic farming, such as fertilisers, soil conditioners and pesticides Minimum requirements on the size of housing and exercise areas for organic livestock. Non-organic animal feed, feed additives and processing aids for the production of compound feed and premixtures permitted in organic farming. Non-organic ingredients, additives and processing aids permitted in organic food
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    Logo - European Commission

    02 Mar 2015 -
    available in further EU official languages   Logo The EU organic logo and labelling rules The logo and the labelling rules are an important part of the organic regulations. With this regulatory framework the European Union provides conditions under which the organic sector can progress in the line with production and market developments, thus improving and reinforcing the EU organic farming standards
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    Plant production rules: highlights - European Commission

    20 Feb 2014 -
    diseases and weeds, organic farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides or herbicides. This is the reason why the choice of resistant species and varieties is favoured. Multiannual crop rotation and appropriate cultivation techniques play a role in the protection of plants against pests, diseases and weeds  Organic farmers can also rely on thermal processes, the use of natural pest enemies,