21 Feb '12, 12am

Europe-US partnership creates huge new market for organic foods: By Matthew Wheeland, GreenBiz It may not be a v...

It may not be a victory for local food activists, but a new deal brokered last week between the US and the European Union marks a big step forward for expanding organic agriculture. Under a deal announced last Wednesday by trade representatives for each region, products certified as organic by either the US Department of Agriculture or the EU's Agriculture and Regional Development department are authorised for sale in either Europe or the US. FURTHER READING Organic food and drink sales slump US grocers embrace local, organic to try to drive growth in tough times "To help reduce paperwork and expenses, the arrangement is simple in its aim: it recognises that the EU and the US have credible organic certification systems and that we share common perspectives about what constitutes the production of organic products," wrote Dacian Cioloş, the EU's agriculture commissioner, an...

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