Organic production is a type of agriculture that considers the entire agricultural ecosystem, exploits the natural fertility of the soil favoring it with limited interventions, promotes the biodiversity of the environment in which it operates and limits or excludes the use of synthetic products and the genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Organic farming in Europe was regulated for the first time at Community level in 1991 with Reg. (EEC) No. 2092/91. This Regulation has been replaced by EC Reg. 834/2007, which entered into force on 1 January 2009. The new regulation made it possible to make the control system more rational and to simplify the rules on organic farming, constituting a platform for relaunching this sector. Another important milestone was the new graphic brand to be included on the label.
The organic certification based on EC Regulation 834/2007 can only be issued by Certification Bodies recognized by the EU. In our case we use Bioagricert, one of the main Italian control bodies, for the control and certification of our organic extra virgin olive oil.