‘Being Organic in EU’: FederBio, Naturland, and IFOAM OE Together to Promote the Organic Culture
Nuremberg (Germany) – Evolution of the organic market, the need for strategic communication, environmental benefits, and sustainability labeling. These are some of the topics addressed at Biofach (the organic fair held in Nuremberg in February) within the agenda ‘Being Organic in EU,’ a project by FederBio, Naturland, and Ifoam Oe.
For the occasion, the ‘Study on the environmental impacts‘ was also presented, outlining the framework of positive impacts that would result from reaching a 25% of organic agricultural land in the EU. According to reports, total greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by up to 68 million tons of CO2 per year, there would be a 15% decrease in total EU agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity would increase by 30% on organic agricultural land compared to non-organic agriculture.
The study also highlights that the conversion to organic farming would result in a 90-95% reduction in pesticide use. ‘It is essential to invest in communication and promotion projects, such as Being Organic in EU, capable of creating strong synergies among operators,’ emphasizes Paolo Carnemolla, Secretary-General of FederBio (in the photo), ‘and to generate awareness, training, and food education activities in support of the demand for organic products.’
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