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EU organic proposal in doubt

The European Commission’s proposed revision of EU rules on organic crop production looks set to falter amid widespread criticism of inflexible and more stringent standards. In its 2015 work programme, the Commission lists the organic crop proposal as among those that would be withdrawn and replaced with a new proposal if no agreement were reached within six months. The revision planned to set maximum residue limits for pesticides in organic produce similar to the “limit of detection” level (0.01 mg/kg) currently imposed on baby food. Organic produce groups said that this would put growers at risk of accidental contamination during growing, transport, storage and processing. However, Latvia, which holds the EU presidency, told the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee in January that it would seek agreement on the proposals to avoid having them withdrawn.



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