Bisbilles in Brussels on organic salt labeling

The specifications defining the eligibility rules for the AB label, currently being drafted at the Commission, provide for including all existing production techniques. Including mining.

Producers of hand-harvested Atlantic sea salt are very concerned. Until now, the Organic Agriculture (AB) label was not available to them… except by adding organic aromatic herbs. The European Commission has corrected the situation by extending the scope of the organic rules to salts intended for human consumption and animal feed, as these are “Considered as products close to agriculture”, we say in Brussels. Problem: the specifications defining the eligibility rules for the AB label, currently being drafted at the Commission, provide for including all existing production techniques. Including mining …

What provoke the incomprehension of the 600 small salt workers present on the islands of Ré, Noirmoutier and the Guérande peninsula, without forgetting the salt workers of Oléron, Seudre, Île d’Olonne and the Breton marshes, grouped together within the French Association of Producers of Sea Salt from

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