Organic Certification for Professional organic producers, processors and distributors
If you are interested in converting your holding to organic production or in processing, retailing or distributing a product to be labelled as ‘organic’, then follow this link for 5 easy steps and your application will be underway.
The Organic Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification in Ireland. The very broad range of organic technical expertise available within our organisation is at your service.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food offers a range of financial incentives to assist those interested in getting involved in organic production. In addition capital grants are available for the purchase of specific equipment
By way of example, when the consumer sees organic beef, organic vegetables, organic poultry, organic lamb, organic bread and so on and so forth on sale in a shop or on the supermarket shelf , this could be labelled as follows:
Ten good reasons for choosing organic produce.
Confusion can arise amongst the food-buying public in relation to claims regarding nutrition, fat content, good/bad carbohydrates - even complex carbohydrates - it can all be too much to digest! At times the consensus would appear to be that one would need a degree -…
The Organic Trust Submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Scrutiny in relation to EU proposals regarding genetically modified foods was presented on February 26th 2008. At a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Scrutiny held on February 26th 2008, the organic…
The Organic Trust are fundamentally opposed to the concept of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and organic production - these two concepts are completely incompatible. Genetic modification and organic production cannot co-exist - the Organic Trust have strenuously objected to the use of genetically modified organisms…
From Dr Charles N Merfield, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle
We are delighted to present the following which is the first part in a 2 part article by Dr Charles Merfield
The end of December 2007 sees the non-organic feed allowance for ruminants cease and from 1.1.2010 a reduction from 10% to 5% for pigs and poultry. Poultry producers will be faced with the challenge of producing a ration with sufficient levels of lysine which, along…
A selection of interesting news snippets from the Autumn / Winter 2007 edition of clover magazine
How does the Organic Trust ensure the integrity of organic food?
10 Reasons for choosing to buy organic food
Organic or Free Range - Is there a difference?
Organic Trust Submission re GM - February 2008
GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and Organic Production
Soil Nutrient Management for Irish Organic Agriculture
A flavour of the type of articles and items you are likely to find in Clover magazine - the quarterly magazine for the professional organic producer - published by Organic Trust.