The existing rules are too strict for the Commission when it comes to products of new genetic engineering. Organic associations criticise the plans - and register their own proposals for change.
Like other sectors of the British organic food industry, the wholesale structure has undergone rationalisation in recent years.
The whole food wholesale trade presents a very varied picture in France - very big general wholesalers operating nationally next to small specialists and regional players.
Portugal is located in South-West Europe and has a coastline of around 800 km, occupying one fifth of the Iberian Peninsula that it shares with Spain.
About 90 % of organic products produced in Hungary are exported.
In 2004, the market increased by 50 % (the year before by 16.6 %) and reached a total turnover of 9 million Euros.
For the specialist organic food trade, in France they use two descriptions that are not clearly defined: “magasin bio” and “magasin diététique”.
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