Protecting organic food by identifying it

Giuseppe-Romano-AIAB

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It is simple but not clear to all consumers how to recognize an organic food. For this reason, the AIAB (Italian Association of Organic Agriculture), on the occasion of the first European Organic Day on Friday, the 23rd of September, pointed out how to identify an organic product.

The label must absolutely contain three references: the European organic logo (the Euro-Leaf); the origin of the raw material (the name of the country and whether the origin is in the EU or not-EU); and the code of the inspection body (preceded by the initials of the country where the inspection body is based).

“Italy – emphasizes Giuseppe Romano, National President of AIAB – boasts the highest percentage of organic surfaces on the agricultural total, 17%, compared to the EU average share that is still at 9%.

Despite this, however, just over 3 million euros are spent each year in Italy on the purchase of organic products, while Germany, for example, spends almost 15 million. This is for several reasons, but mainly because there is also a great confusion about what it means to choose an organic product and how to recognize it”.

In the photo, AIAB President Giuseppe Romano

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