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Parallel production, ornamental plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate (2006) Parallel production, ornamental plants - DE Bioland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

BIOLAND companies for the production of ornamental, herbaceaous and woody plants are only allowed to deal with conventionally produced plants, if the conventional branch generates a minor source of income.Bioland production standards, 5.8 Ornamental Plants, Herbaceous Plants and Woody Plants (5.8.5 Additional Purchase and Trade Goods)

Difference

The BIOLAND standards allow producers of ornamental plants only a parallel production with conventional plants, if these constitute the minor share of their income. The EU Regulation 2092/91 permits conversion of single parts of an enterprise or farm as long as units are clearly separated, and therefore permits organic farmers to deal with conventional produce; but no limitation of share of incomes are defined.

Justification

The reason is transparancy for the consumer, consumers expect organic products on a Bioland farm. Conventional produce can only be tolerated as a supplement in the assortment.

EU Regulation

Annex III - Minimum inspection Requirements/precautionary measures > Specific provisions > Units for preparation of plant and livestock products - Annex III B

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Horticulture
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Bioland
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of fairness
ID Code:655
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:15 Jan 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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