Organic Production

Organic production is a comprehensive system of farm management and food production that focuses on biodiversity, preservation of natural resources, environmentally friendly practices, high animal welfare standards and the use of natural raw materials. In organic production, fertilisers and plant protection products can only be used to a limited extent. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are forbidden in organic production and in the processing of organic products. Products made according to rules for organic production are labelled with the EU logo or a national logo for organic production.

The Working Group on the Food Chain deals with the incorporation into the EEA Agreement of legislation regarding organic production.

Organic production is covered by Annex II, Chapter XII of the EEA Agreement.

See also:

DG Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) - Organic production

Seminar on the European Economic Area - Brussels 13 September 2018