Public consultation on Soil Health Law is open

The European Commission has opened a public consultation on the Soil Health Law to which everyone can submit feedback until 24 October. As announced in the EU Soil Strategy, the European Commission will prepare a legislative proposal on soil health by 2023.

Soil health is a cornerstone of organic farming. Transitioning to organic agriculture can contribute to restoring and protecting agricultural soils by strengthening soil carbon sinks, increasing biodiversity, and avoiding undesired effects by prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers.

IFOAM Organics Europe welcomes the initiative to develop a legal framework for soil protection and restoration and will also prepare a reply to the consultation.

You can submit your feedback on EU Have Your Say until 24 October.

For more information on soil and IFOAM Organics Europe’s work on this issue, please contact [email protected]. IFOAM Organics Europe members can find more information on the member extranet and background materials in the arguments database on the member extranet (main messages, arguments/FAQs, visuals & videos). Contact [email protected] for access rights (issues). For information about what you can gain from being a member, read our membership page and contact [email protected].

The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This publication only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.

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