The EU Commission's "Green Deal" and "Farm to Fork" strategy are bold and visionary papers that send very positive signals regarding the sustainable restructuring of the eco-nomy. The description of the challenges and the proposed solutions detailed in the documents are ground-breaking and focus on the key issues.
Chlorate / Perchlorate – Residues
AöL Information on chlorate and perchlorate residues in organic food
In investigations, among others by the Chemisches und Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Stuttgart (CVUA Stuttgart) , residues of chlorate and perchlorate were found invarious organic foods from different countries of origin.
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA) are natural toxins that many plants produce as a defence mechanism against insect herbivores. The decomposition products in the liver are a health risk for people and animals. To date, the presence of PA has been verified in more than 350 types of plant.
The new EU Basic Regulation on organic farming No. 2018/848 governs dealing with deviations and non-compliance in Articles 27, 28, 29 41 and 42. It further develops and supplements the essential requirements of Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and of Articles 26, 63, 91 and 92 of Regulation (EC) No. 889/2008.
Our Themenhefte are some kind of dossiers from our association. The members are writing about their visions of food processing, about responsibility and a different kind of economy.
Because of that, the Themenheft is an important contribution to the discussions about the future of organic. You can read it here in German.