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Food: Organic

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they will take to explain the official position on organic food following the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's most recent comments on the subject. [HL1186]

This Government are strongly supportive of organic food and will remain so, not least for its biodiversity benefits. We place significant value on the contribution made by organic production toward our sustainability objectives. We have provided considerable support to the organic sector in financial aid to organic farmers and through the organic action plan.