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Informal agreement reached on reform of EU organic food rules

June 29, 2017

New EU rules to encourage more farmers grow organic, tighten controls and boost consumer trust in organic food were informally agreed on Wednesday by Parliament′s and Council′s negotiators.

The text agreed by MEPs, the Maltese Presidency in the Council and the Commission will still need to be endorsed by the Agriculture committee, the full Parliament and the Council before it can be signed, published in the EU’s Official Journal and enter into force. The planned changes would apply from 1 July 2020.

More details on changes can be found here on the European parliamentary website.