‘Equivalent’ Organic Food

Next month, an ‘equivalency’ agreement between the US and the EU comes into effect. This means that organic farm animal welfare products from the US can be sold as ‘equivalent’ to EU farm animal welfare products and vice versa.

The problem with this agreement is that US organic standards for animal welfare are well below those in the EU and some of the US permitted practices are illegal in the EU.

For further details, please visit:
http://www.acompassionateworld.org/2012/05/organic-when-equivalent-isnt-the-same/

David M. Davison

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