INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION ROUND-UP

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE UN Food and Agricultural Organisation and the UN Conference on Trade and Development are developing a task force helping developing countries establish administrative regimes guarantee that locally produced organic foods were made without artificial aids. UNCTAD promotes organic production as sustainable, because its labour intensity and lack of expensive chemical inputs matches poor countries' economic realities. However, exports are hampered by regulations, especially in the EU, demanding proof that organic produce is chemical-free, ...


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