Organic Food

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd November 2016.

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Photo of Lord Cotter Lord Cotter Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that farming standards are adapted to increase organic food production.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

We work constructively with the European Commission and other Member States to ensure that the European organic standard works at a practical level for UK producers including through the development of a new organic regulation currently being negotiated.

Supporting our farmers and protecting the environment will form an important part of our exit from the EU. We are now focused on making sure that all our policies are delivering for the UK and to grow our world-leading food and farming industry.

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