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The EU regulation on organic production and labelling - development and future of the organic framework

Lindeberg, Malin LU (2017) JURM02 20162
Department of Law
Faculty of Law
Abstract
This thesis paper studies the organic legislative framework in the European Union. It describes how the EU organic regulation has developed and discusses the future trends, issues and opportunities of the organic movement. It researches how organic is regulated in the EU today, what its’ objectives and aims are, what issues and improvement exist and how the organic movement will develop in the future. The focus is on the organic regulation in the EU and the method used is a discussion paper on legal reform, de lege ferenda. The facts will be presented chronologically and end in a discussion and conclusion.

Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system that promotes sustainable production methods. The organic label is a... (More)
This thesis paper studies the organic legislative framework in the European Union. It describes how the EU organic regulation has developed and discusses the future trends, issues and opportunities of the organic movement. It researches how organic is regulated in the EU today, what its’ objectives and aims are, what issues and improvement exist and how the organic movement will develop in the future. The focus is on the organic regulation in the EU and the method used is a discussion paper on legal reform, de lege ferenda. The facts will be presented chronologically and end in a discussion and conclusion.

Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system that promotes sustainable production methods. The organic label is a market tool that informs consumers about the production of the product, such as environmental performance and impact. Organic seeks to protect natural resources, ecosystems and biodiversity and restricts the use of chemicals and pesticides. It protects rural development, fair competition, the stability of the organic market. It is a market tool that aims at resolving the market failures that are a consequence of information asymmetries regarding products environmental costs.

The first EU regulation on organic production was established in 1991, and the current regulation was adopted in 2007. In 2014 the regulation was proposed to be reviewed and a preliminary agreement was reached in 2017. The organic agriculture and frameworks have developed rapidly in recent years and new organic concepts on how to regulate organic production are being formed in the international organisations. It is unclear if the EU will follow this international development of more flexible regulations in the future. The EU organic regulation have been stuck on arguments on detailed rules and consensus was hard to reach. The EU have a good opportunity to be a leader in the field of organic production and labelling however the long review process might have made the EU regulation become out-of-date too quickly. (Less)
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Lindeberg, Malin LU
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organization
course
JURM02 20162
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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EU law, Environmental law, International law
language
English
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8930972
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  abstract     = {This thesis paper studies the organic legislative framework in the European Union. It describes how the EU organic regulation has developed and discusses the future trends, issues and opportunities of the organic movement. It researches how organic is regulated in the EU today, what its’ objectives and aims are, what issues and improvement exist and how the organic movement will develop in the future. The focus is on the organic regulation in the EU and the method used is a discussion paper on legal reform, de lege ferenda. The facts will be presented chronologically and end in a discussion and conclusion. 

Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system that promotes sustainable production methods. The organic label is a market tool that informs consumers about the production of the product, such as environmental performance and impact. Organic seeks to protect natural resources, ecosystems and biodiversity and restricts the use of chemicals and pesticides. It protects rural development, fair competition, the stability of the organic market. It is a market tool that aims at resolving the market failures that are a consequence of information asymmetries regarding products environmental costs.

The first EU regulation on organic production was established in 1991, and the current regulation was adopted in 2007. In 2014 the regulation was proposed to be reviewed and a preliminary agreement was reached in 2017. The organic agriculture and frameworks have developed rapidly in recent years and new organic concepts on how to regulate organic production are being formed in the international organisations. It is unclear if the EU will follow this international development of more flexible regulations in the future. The EU organic regulation have been stuck on arguments on detailed rules and consensus was hard to reach. The EU have a good opportunity to be a leader in the field of organic production and labelling however the long review process might have made the EU regulation become out-of-date too quickly.},
  author       = {Lindeberg, Malin},
  keyword      = {EU law,Environmental law,International law},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The EU regulation on organic production and labelling - development and future of the organic framework},
  year         = {2017},
}