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The implementation of organic principles and values in the European Regulation for organic food

Padel, Susanne; Roecklinsberg, Helena and Schmid, Otto (2009) The implementation of organic principles and values in the European Regulation for organic food. Food policy, 34, pp. 245-251.

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Document available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2009.03.008


The paper is based on selected findings of the Research project EEC 2092/91 (Organic) Revision. It contributes to an improved understanding of the core ethical values associated with and principles of organic farming, analyses reference to such values in the European Regulation (EEC) 2092/91 and its ongoing revision, and contrasts them with current practice of organic agriculture. An analysis of differences in the implementation of the Regulation by national governments and private standards is presented. Ethical values are per se in need of interpretation, so the final section sets out procedural issues arguing for a deliberative model of decision-making, when aiming to achieve a coherent integration in the structure of a regulation.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:standards, principles, procedural ethics, standard differences
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Society > Agri-food policy
European Union > Organic Revision
Sweden > University of Lund
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
Deposited By: Padel, Dr Susanne
ID Code:5509
Deposited On:23 Apr 2009
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 15:06
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The has been accepted for publication in Food Policy.
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