Organic Rules and Certification

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Title Description Difference Justification and Comments
Conservation, water - Int. IFOAM Standards 2005
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Operators should not deplete nor excessively exploit water resources, and should seek to preserve water quality. They should, where possible, recycle rainwater and monitor water extraction. (2.2.6)
EU Regulation 2092/91 does not address the matter of water depletion. Water is one of the most restricted common goods. Organic agriculture should use it in a sound manner to grant availablity for future generations.
Contamination, farm refuse - SE KRAV 2006
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Farms should be clean and neat. Plastics, scrap metal, paper, oils and other waste products should be sent for reuse, recycling or energy recovery. Materials and spare parts for machinery can be kept but should be in good order (KRAV standards paragraph 3.1.10).
The order on the farm itself is not covered by EU 2092/91. Organic farms should look neat and representative. It should be possible for consumers to visit every single organic farm and have a good impression. Old scrap metal, oils and plastic can be an environmental risk and a risk for animals on the farm.
Green house production, heating - DE Naturland Standards 2005
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Low energy consumption should be aimed for when heating greenhouses. (NL standards on production: Part B.III.Market gardening 5. Heating green- and foil houses PArt B.V. Cultivation of ornamental plants, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, Christmas trees 7. Heating, energy consumption)
The NATURLAND standards is broader. This aspect is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91. This aspect refers to the holistic and ecological principle of organic farming.