A new deal has been struck between EU and USA over eco branding and organic
The trade arrangement recognizes the integrity of organic systems in both regions, preventing repeat certification of organic products. By opening up the two largest markets for organic products to each other, the arrangement will facilitate trade of organic foods. Organic Monitor estimates bilateral trade between the two regions comprises less than 5% of the US $59 billion organic food industry.
The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. What impact do organic, fair trade and other eco-labels have on sustainability? Will there ever be a single sustainability standard for food products? How can sustainability performance be measured? Case studies will be given of food companies and ingredient firms that are successfully pushing the boundaries of eco-labels and / or sustainability.
Find out more at...http://www.sustainablefoodssummit.com and http://www.organicmonitor.com/