Organic Rules and Certification

GMO-free declaration, non-organic inputs - NL Skal Standards 2005

Vermunt, B (2005) GMO-free declaration, non-organic inputs - NL Skal Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

A distinction is made between the control of organic and non-organic producers. Non-organic producers need a GMO-free pronouncement/confirmation."

Difference

SKAL obliges the producers of organic products to use only non-organic products with a GMO-free pronouncement/confirmation, whereas the EU Regulation 2092/91 does not mention anything about these confirmations. The Rule Text is very general: Article 5, part 3 h), part 5 f) and 5bis i): the product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms and/or any products derived from such organisms.

Justification

The risk of GMO contamination is higher in non-organic products. GMO free pronouncements/confirmations can at least avoid some contamination risks.

EU Regulation

Free movement and administrative provisions - Art.12-16
Rules of production and preparation - Art.6

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Pollution risks/non permitted inputs > GMO
Country/Standard: Europe > The Netherlands > Skal
Principles:Principle of care
ID Code:90
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 07:49

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