The reason for our choice of agriculture
Organic farming is a type of agriculture that considers the entire agricultural ecosystem, exploits the natural fertility of the soil, encouraging it with limited interventions, promotes the biodiversity of the environment in which it operates and limits or excludes the use of synthetic products and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Organic farming in Europe was first regulated at Community level in 1991 under Reg. (CEE) n ° 2092/91. This Regulation has been replaced by the EC Reg. 834/2007, which came into force on 1 January 2009. The new regulation has made it possible to make the control system more rational and to simplify the rules on organic farming, constituting a re-launching platform for this sector. Another important step was the new graphic brand to be included on the label.
The organic certification according to the Reg. CE 834/2007 can be issued only by Certification Bodies recognized by the EU.
In some European Union countries, in addition to certification under the EC Reg. 834/07, specific voluntary certifications may be requested by customers, including AB in France, BIOSUISSE in Switzerland and IFOAM international certification.
Outside the European Union, individual countries have set their own standards that regulate organic production, such as the NOP / USDA standard in the United States, COR in Canada, JAS in Japan.
Some of these standards have reached an equivalence regime with the EC Reg. 834/2007, allowing exports without the need to request double certification.