Organic Rules and Certification

Parallel production, GMOs - DE Naturland 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Parallel production, GMOs - DE Naturland 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The use of GMO and/or derivates is prohibited. This applies immediately to the whole farm, regardless of the certification status of single farm units. Accidental contamination with GMO of organic produce can lead to decertification. (NL standards on production, Part A.II.6. Non-employment of GMO and GMO derivatives)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard contains further restrictions to the EU Regulation 2092/91. The EU Regulation allows organic and conventional production at the same time in two separated production units of the same farm. The use of GMO in conventional unit is not prohibited by EU Regulation. NATURLAND standards prohibit GMO use on the whole farm.

Justification

To avoid contamination with objectionable substances, ensure the organic integrity of Naturland products. Genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their derivates are incompatible with organic cultivation.

EU Regulation

Labelling and claims - Art.5
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Livestock or livestock products - Annex III A2
Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Plants or plant products - Annex III A1

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > GMO
Conversion
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:377
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:11

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