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Contamination, general requirements - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Contamination, general requirements - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

KRAV standards for some issues cover the whole farm and not only the farmland. Chemical pesticides can not be used on gravel paths, roads and farmyards. Cultivation of GMO-crops is not allowed on the conventional part of a holding. Environmental adapted substances must be used in facilities (e.g. toilets) where the drainage is connected to manure storages where the manure will be used in the organic farming (KRAV-standards paragraph 3.1.6).

Difference

The EU Regulation 2092/91 does not cover areas on the farm that are not farmland. For manure there are general standards that it should not be contaminated.

Justification

This standard is mainly applicable for partly converted farms. Spraying herbicides against weeds on the farmyard or growing GMO crops on the conventional part is not trustworthy on a farm with organic production. This is the fact even if there are no risks for contamination.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Contamination with pesticides/GMO

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:General areas of Organic Agriculture > Organic integrity
General areas of Organic Agriculture > Farming systems
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:1099
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:11 Sep 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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