EVERYDAY YOU WORK HARD TO BRING PEOPLE FOOD THAT IS HEALTHY, SUPPORTS GOOD LIVELIHOODS FOR PRODUCERS AND IS BENEFICIAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT. HELP US IN MAKE EUROPE MORE ORGANIC!
As well, the EU must invest in research and project funding to develop organic seed diversity and availability.
Help IFOAM EU fight for European legislation on and funding for seeds and plant propagating material that would secure the wellbeing of organic farmers, seed producers and the entire organic supply chain!
In addition to the growing risk of GMOs being approved by the EU and the increasing amount of GM crops imported for feed purposes, the pending EU-US trade deal has the potential to force open the door to GMOs throughout Europe.
Each additional GMO type grown and imported means additional costs for testing, but also adds to the risk of contamination. Organic and other GMO free food producers rely on practical strategies to keep GMO out of our food, but also on legal frameworks that enable them to extend the right on the freedom of choice for GMO-free food.
Help IFOAM EU prepare practical guidelines for operators so that they can better avoid GMO contamination. The more money raised the more language versions are possible!
The organic regulation must revised in accordance with the real needs of the sector.
IFOAM EU has been involved since the process was launched by the Commission in 2012 and will continue to work hard to make sure the final results help the European organic sector develop – both in terms of quality and quantity. IFOAM EU input is well reflected in the proposal for a new regulation, for example regarding seed, group certification and environmental measures.
But there is more work to be done. We have to convince now policy makers that setting a separate threshold for organic products would turn the polluter pays principle upside down – when a neighboring farmer uses pesticides, the organic farmer would have to pay! Improvements also have to be made to the proposed control & import rules, for example. If not, there is a serious risk many organic producers and processors would no longer be able to operate.
The term “organic” is currently protected for food and feed, but not for organic textile and organic and natural cosmetics. They are both high profile sectors which but are not yet covered by the European organic regulation. Protection for such areas must be considered.
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• Use of the “Making Europe More Organic” logo on their websites*
• An annual report of IFOAM EU activities
• A newsletter with latest IFOAM EU developments
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IFOAM EU brings together organic movements to prepare for future political processes, environmental challenges, and market developments by having a coordinated approach towards the development of practices, standards, controls, research, innovation and related policies in organic farming.
Find out how your contribution, can help Make Europe More Organic.
Enable our expert seed advisor to advocate and gather support in the European Parliament for seed legislation that recognises organic breeding practices.
Help organic operators across Europe fight against the negative impacts of GMOs by supporting the development of practical guidelines for avoiding GMO contamination and political advocacy.
Help national organic experts bring the reality of organic operators to meetings with policymakers in Brussels.
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