LUXEMBOURG SETS SIGHTS ON CONVERTING TO 100% ORGANIC PRODUCTION. Five leading members of Parliament were successful last week in moving forward with their plan to convert 100% of Luxembourg's ag production to organic.
National policy is already in place that will see 20% of farm production organic by 2025.
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"The MPS recognise that there are numerous barriers to making the switch and calls on the government to analyse these obstacles and develop a new action plan. The motion says that farming subsidies should delivered in a way that incentivises farmers to make the change. Further investment would also be needed for research into organic farming is, they add, and organic practices should also be taught as part of the basic and ongoing training available to people working in the sector.
"Finally, the MPs call on canteens and caterers working in the public sector to use a compulsory minimum amount of organic products."
A group of MPs has presented a motion calling for all farming practices and production to become 100% organic.