The European Commission is launching an online consultation aimed at all citizens interested in organic production in Europe. The consultation will feed the reflexion on a new framework regulation, as called for by the Commission in its report of May 2012 on the implementation of the current regulation.
European organic production rules cover the whole production chain from farm to fork. Operators respecting these rules have the right to label their products "organic" and to put the European green leaf logo on the packaging. After having consulted and worked together with stakeholders in the organic sector to identify issues at stake for the future, the Commission is now turning to citizens.
The consultation will cover possible simplifications to be brought to the existing scheme, while maintaining high standards, as well as the issues of control and international trade.
The open consultation is a great opportunity for European citizens to be involved in preparing the future of European organic agriculture." The consultation will run from 15 January to 10 April 2013 and the questionnaire can be accessed at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=orgagric2013&lang=en.
Wednesday January 16, 2013/ European Commission/ European Union.