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Workshop Sana: Quality for the future: how to upscale organic production in the EU

Workshop Sana: Quality for the future: how to upscale organic production in the EU

22 jul 2019 Redactie Bionext
Saturday 7 September 2019 - 14.00-17.00 hrs 
Sana Bologna Fiera - Melodia Room
 
Introduction
Organic food is a fast growing market in the EU because of trust of consumers in high quality products that are good for environment, climate, health, transparency and fairness. There is a huge opportunity for organic to become mainstream the coming decades. But there are also threats. The organic sector faces an increasing pressure on residue contaminations that threatens the success of organic. The residue findings in organic have  different back-ground causes, varying from massive use of wide-spread chemicals in conventional agriculture to active fraud cases, from continuous development of analytical methods which show contaminations of very low levels (below 1 particle per billion) to allowed conventional inputs on organic farms.

For the sake of consumer-trust and further growth of organic agriculture in the EU it is essential to strengthen the quality assurance practices in organic. This is a task on every level of the chain: farmers, suppliers, processors, control bodies, certifiers, national authorities and the EU Commission. And active cooperation between the two leading organic markets, USA and EU, is very important.
 
 
Program:
14.00-14.10 Introduction Bavo van den Idsert, EOP & Roberto Pinton, EOP
14.10-14.45  Prof. Hamm, University of Kassel:
 Market development and perspective for organic food and farming
14.45-15.15 Jochen Neuendorff, GfRS & Bernhard Speiser, FiBL:
 Threats for organic integrity – is a zero-tolerance approach for residues the solution?
15.15-15.30 Break
15.30-16.00   Johanna Mirenda, OTA: 
  Organic Fraud Prevention in the U.S. and the role of residue testing 
16.00-16.30   Karst Kooistra, OPTA: 
  Pressure of contaminants in organic - minority related to residues of active chemical substances
16.30-17.00 Panel discussion with all speakers and Roberto Maresca, EOCC: 
 Quality for the future: how to upscale organic production in the EU
17.00-18.30 Networking reception hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Italy
 
   
 
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