Conference on Organic Food Processing

After a very successful inaugural event last year the IFOAM EU Group organises its 2nd Conference on organic food processing in co-operation with AoeL and FiBL Germany. The conference will be held between November 26 and 27, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. During the first conference participants discussed the current state of play and the development of organic processing rules and practices, with a specific focus on the sector’s environmental performance. This year’s conference aims to build on the result of last year conference with an emphasis on sustainability, the integrity of organic processing sector and quality of organic processed food.

This conference is a forum for experts, practitioners and producers, certifiers, scientist, organic businesses, other stakeholders and representatives of national and EU institutions to exchange ideas and concepts.

Workshops will allow delegates to discuss and share insights with Commission officials about the important contribution of organic food and farming to EU policy goals. The first workshop will consider the development of environmental performance in organic processing and trade sector and the role of organic farming in Sustainable Food Consumption and Production. The second workshop will focus on the integrity and the credibility of the organic sector and will look at the review of the EU Organic Regulation. Finally the third workshop will focus on the improvement of EU and private rules which ensure the high quality of organic processed food and will look at the need for harmonised interpretation and further development of these rules.

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