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Contamination, buffer zones, medicinal plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate (2005) Contamination, buffer zones, medicinal plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

As a result of the special significance of medicinal plants, the location is especially relevant. The minimum distance to roads should be 50 m and to field paths 5 m if no suitable protective planting has been made. (Bioland production standards, 5.2.3 Selection of Location)

Difference

The BIOLAND standard has additional restrictions than the EU Regulation 2092/91, which requires the clear separation of the organic production facilities from any other production unit, but it does not indicate specific distances to roads.

Justification

To ensure the innocuousness and high quality of BIOLAND certified herbs / medicinal crops.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Ecosystem management
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Contamination with pesticides/GMO
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 > Protection against contamination
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:641
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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