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Values and benefits of organic seeds (Liveseed practice abstract)

{Tool} Values and benefits of organic seeds (Liveseed practice abstract). Creator(s): Raaijmakers, Maaike. Issuing Organisation(s): Bionext. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 22. (2020)

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Summary

Organic integrity: Seed production is part of the production process and takes a lot of effort and time.
Starting the organic production cycle with organic seed or vegetative propagating material as an input, increases
the organic integrity of your product.
Live up to consumer expectations: Consumers expect organic farmers to use organic inputs. This is one of the
reasons for the European Commission to tighten the EU organic rules on seed use. Derogations allowing the use
of conventional seed and vegetative propagating material should expire in 2035.
Lower risk of residues: Unlike conventional seeds, organic seeds are propagated in an organic environment.
This reduces the risks of chemical residues on the seed. In addition there are indications that some residues
persist into the seedlings and even into the final product. For instance in the case of plants with low mass growth
during cultivation (e.g. fresh herbs) or in organic fruits originating from conventional plants.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn what values and benefits organic seeds present!
What problem does the tool address?:Some stakeholders in the organic sector are not aware of the values and benefits of organic seeds. Therefore,
unless required to do so by regulation, they are not motivated to use or promote organic seed. Especially since
the organic seed is usually more expensive than conventional seed.
What solution does the tool offer?:Organic seeds offer organic integrity, living up to consumer expectations and lowering the risk of residues.
Country:Netherlands
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seeds, seed characteristics, selection criteria
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seeds
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6946
English
seed characteristics
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36509
English
selection criteria
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1078
Subjects: Values, standards and certification
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
Netherlands > Other organizations
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/42486, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/370123141566993, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1455427503800127495
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:42486
Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 08:56
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 12:31
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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