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Your quick guide to European Organic Farming
The European organic farming is an agricultural method that aims to produce food using natural substances and processes.
Additionally, organic farming rules encourage a high standard of animal welfare and require farmers to meet the specific behavioral needs of animals.
The most reliable way to recognize if a product is organic and produced in Europe, is if it includes this official EU logo.
The white leaf on a green background means that EU rules on production, processing, handling and distribution, have been followed and that the product contains at least 95% organic ingredients. This European logo can only be used on products that have been certified by an authorized control agency or body. Some European countries have also created their own organic logos.
Building trust in European Organic Farming
In order for farmers to derive benefits from organic farming methods, consumers need to trust that the rules on organic production are being followed. Therefore, the EU maintains the following strict system of control and enforcement to guarantee that organics rules and regulations are being followed properly.