EU Organic Regulation: significantly less criticism in France

Whereas the German organic industry seems to have largely agreed on rejection of a completely new version of the EU Organic Regulation, in France the industry is predominantly in favour of acceptance. At a conference on 25.9.2014, following the annual meeting of the membership of the organic manufacturers’ association Synabio, only a number of points were criticized. At the beginning of the event, held from 14.00 -16.00 and attended by a good hundred participants, the audience heard a detailed exposition of the issues by MEP Eric Andrieu, the deputy chair of the agricultural committee in the European Parliament, and by Marjorie Deroi, representing the French Ministry of Agriculture.

(Picture: Marjorie Deroi, Eric Andrieu, Jean Verdier)
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