EU rules could aid organic farmers

ORGANIC FARMERS are hoping to benefit from new EU rules to be introduced soon here on public-procurement policies.

This will mean a certain percentage of publicly procured food must meet EU sustainability criteria, which will benefit organic and artisan producers.

Dr Sinéad Neiland, chairwoman of Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association, welcomed the move. “Seasonal local organic food should be offered on all public menus such as hospitals, schools and workplaces,” she said.

“Research has shown that where organic food is part of public procurement, it has resulted in better-tasting food and significantly less food waste.

“When procurers buy local and in season it reduces cost and food miles,” Ms Neiland added. “GPP [gross primary production] offers great opportunities for organic food producers . . . while improving the quality and sustainability of food.”

www.irishtimes.com

Advertisements

About greemtorganics

Greemt is a global company specialized in the international trade of organic products. We work with producers from Argentina and Spain, who are fully certified organic according to international standards and are willing or are already exporting. Our differentiating factor is the dual physical presence in Argentina and in Europe, allowing us to be in direct contact with producers and potential worldwide buyers to drive the organic market. Our main objective is to provide quality and safety in organic products, facilitate commercial flow and establish solid relationships between organic producers and buyers, in order to generate business with high revenue.
Gallery | This entry was posted in Organic News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s