Organic Rules and Certification

Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - Nature et Progres Standards 2002

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Animal fodder, conventional/organic feed - Nature et Progres Standards 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

For all animal species, the ration must be 100 % organic feed. For herbivores, conventional feedstuff is allowed up to 10%, under exceptional climate conditions (dryness, fire, etc.), but concentrates must be 100 % organic.

Difference

Nature et Progres standards require a 100% organic ration for all species (except under exceptionnal climate conditions), and 100 % organic concentrates for all species, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 allows conventionnal feedingstuff in the annual ration of organic livestock (10% for herbivores, 20% for non herbivores).

Justification

100 % organic feed is an important goal for organic breeding: It is a question of consistency, independence, traceability, precaution with regard to GMOs, and maintenance of consumer confidence. In France organic cereals are widely available.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Animal feed/Animal nutrition - Annex I B4

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Feed/Nutrition
Country/Standard: Europe > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Principle of care
Ecological principle
ID Code:124
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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