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Organic insect production for sustainable food and feed: results of a webinar

300 participants joined the IPIFF (International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed) webinar on circularity in insect farming, 19th November 2020. Sabine Jülicher, European Commission DG Santé, indicated that insect production is a relevant component of sustainable food chains. She noted that the use of food waste as feedstock for insect farming will be assessed by EFSA (no timescale yet).

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EU consultation: algae production and use, also in organic farming

Open to 18th January 2021. This Roadmap consultation will prepare possible targeted activities to support the algae sector, maybe including regulatory measures. The document submitted to consultation recognises fertilisers and bio-stimulants amongst different uses of algae and the need of nutrient inputs to algae production. Regulatory gaps cited include limitations to use of algae-based animal feeds and fertilisers, and status of algae in the Organic Farming Regulation.

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COP September 2020: now available the Summary Record

The last COP (Committee on Organic Production) meetin, was held in videoconference last 16 and 17 September (HERE the link to the agenda).

We publish the meeting's Summary Record.

SUMMARY RECORD COP 16-17 September 2020

Source: UE

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COP 14-15 July: the Summary Record

We publish the last COP meeting Summary Record: video-conferencing was held last 14-15 July. 

The agenda was published HERE, while the MIPAAF note about the meeting can be downloaded  HERE.

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OK-Net Ecofeed: rotational grazing for organic pregnant sows to replace protein components

An interesting video of OK-Net Ecofeed project (it can be downloaded HERE) highlights a research on rotational grazing to replace protein components in organic pregnant sows. As approximately 80% of production costs are feed costs, the video shows that it possible to partially replace feed with grazing. Grassland rich in legumes, rotated properly with paddocks can help to replace some supplied feed and therefore decrease production costs.

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Feeding strategies for organic broiler chickens

Organic broilers grow slower than conventional birds and so producers face the challenge of feeding quality feed components at lower concentrations. Feed needs to fulfil the amino acid and energy requirements of broilers for efficient growth and development, but growth is slower. Choice of feeding, access to range and forages can increase the utilisation of protein and energy, which will increase feed efficiency. The requirements for birds to use the range area is part of the solution.

Summary Record - Meeting of COP- 3-4 March 2020

We publish the Summary Record of the Committe on Organic Production held in Brussels on 3-4 March 2020.

Summary Record COP 3-4 marzo 2020

Source: UE

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COP and Expert Group: agendas of the forthcoming meetings

We publish the agenda of both the Expert Group and COP (Committe On Organic Production) meetings that will take place in Brussels respectively on 2 and 3-4 March.

Expert Group Agenda

COP Agenda

Source: EU

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Reg (EC) No 889/2008 :now available a new implementing Regulation

The Official EU Journal series L 328 of 18.12.2019 has published the new Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2164 of 17 December 2019, amending Regulation (EC) No 889/2008. This regulation contains important revisions relating to some annexes of the Reg. 889/2008. The recommendations included in the new Regulation mainly concern the categories of fertilizers, plant protection products, feed, food and clarify some references to the names of the additives in Annex VIII bis of Regulation (EC) No889/2008.

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