Organic processors come together for second annual general meeting – 7 December 2020, online

Associations of processors and traders, as well as processing and trading companies, came together on 7 December for the second annual general meeting of IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders (IGOP).

Participants discussed the IGOP’s priorities for 2021, which include anticipating and discussing issues related to the revision of the EU Organic Regulation, regular exchanges about organic market development in IGOP members’ respective countries as well as developing a position on substantiating claims and the product environmental footprint (PEF).

Participants also talked about what organic processing means and which direction should be taken in this respect. For example, should organic be as natural as possible or should it try to mimic conventional products only with organic ingredients. Finally, participants discussed the product environmental footprint (PEF).

About our IGOP

IFOAM Organics Europe’s Interest Group of Organic Processors and Traders (IGOP) is one of IFOAM Organics Europe’s four interest groups. Our interest groups provide direct input from the different sectors in IFOAM Organics Europe’s organisation. They formulate policies and positions relevant to their sector.

IFOAM Organics Europe’s members can access a list of its current members and the terms of reference on the member extranet.

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