Published: 10/15/2006 - Updated: 10/26/2018
Murcia is a region of Spain where organic farming is very important. In this article we explain what organic farming is, its importance in Murcia and how it is controlled and certified.
What is organic agriculture?
The organic agriculture, also known as biological agriculture, is a way to nurture and care for the land and raise livestock in a manner respectful of nature, without using toxic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, etc. .) seed genetically modified (so-called transgenic or GMO), without forcing the cycles of fertility or feeding. Its purpose is to get healthy food for all, in point of maturity, with all the flavor, aroma, texture, with all the vitality and all the benefits of healthy foods.
Murcia and Agriculture
The Region of Murcia has a long tradition in organic agriculture and has pioneered the production of fruits, vegetables, rice, grapes, almonds and cereals. Already in the seventies, it began to implement such practices in some plots.
The fabulous weather we enjoy and the quality of our land along with the expertise of our farmers makes our region a place to practice organic agriculture.
Why consuming organic food?
Because they are safe and healthy for the body and have all the nutrients and vitamins of food.
Products come from organic agriculture, which does not use toxic chemicals to help protect our health, farmers and caring environment.
Because their plant or animal ingredients are not genetically manipulated.
Organic agriculture takes into account traditional agricultural knowledge and time is up to date knowledge and techniques to further improve in all respects, but away from the Life or Nature, and is controlled with a strict quality standards.
Products come from an agriculture that preserves and enhances biodiversity by promoting the planting of hedges and trees, to remove the chemicals that affect wildlife and the entire food chain, by diversifying crops, native seed.
Organic agriculture is also a commitment by the farmer to care for land, woodlands and water, to enable the animals to develop their innate behavior and always in a position of comfort, to respect its cycles and needs.
Products come from an agriculture that promotes work and life in the area while preserving its own culture and contributes to satisfaction, health and culture of those living in the city. While maintaining the diversity of landscapes with their beauty and harmony, helping to create jobs by requiring more labor and reducing agricultural surpluses with the promotion of quality rather than quantity.
Because organic foods are helping to take a responsible consumption. A consumer of organic products know that organic agriculture contributes to rural development to a better use of resources and a brake erosion.
Buying organic food, food from organic agriculture and livestock, is to support farmers to do their work with pleasure, taking care of the economic and social development of our peoples.
Because organic agriculture helps to recover lost aromas and flavors, eating nice food with a culinary culture that we know and like for its aroma, its flavor.
Ultimately, for their good quality.
How can we identify a food organic?
All packaged products obtained according to the rules of organic agriculture lead indicated on its label: "Organic Agriculture" (in Castilian or in any language of the European Union) and a logo or seal indicates the authority or control body that certifies that this is so. If the product is produced or packaged in the EU, it can have the European Biological and Organic Agriculture logo.
If the product is fresh and is not filling (fruit, vegetables) should make sure that the producer is registered with a body and has a certificate of organic agriculture and control of its production.
What control is on organic agriculture?
The organic crop and livestock production is regulated by European legislation (EC Regulation 2092/91) which sets standards for production, labeling and how to control these products from the farm to the consumer.
Control can make public or private entities recognized as such in all Member States of the European Union.
What is the council of Organic Agriculture?
The Council of Organic Agriculture in the Region of Murcia (fall) is a public group which began operating in 2000 as responsible for the control system of organic agriculture in our region. In December 2003 the Council obtained legal personality, set out as a corporation under public law with full financial autonomy and capacity to act for the exercise of their functions.
Its field of action is the Autonomous Community of Murcia.
Functions of the Organic Agriculture council
- Implementing, within the scope of their powers, the Control System established by EEC Regulation 2092/91.
- Disseminating knowledge and application of systems of production.
- Developing guidelines and proposals for action on agriculture, livestock production and processing.
- Ruling on conformity or nonconformity with the system of supervision of organic products.
- Ensuring the proper use of evidence of identification.
Records of the Council
The Council of organic agriculture in the Region of Murcia has three records of operators (producers, processing industries and / or packaging and importers).
For information about how to register please contact us or you can consult the information contained in the legislation section of this website and / or download the forms that exist in the forms section.
When the file, along with the necessary documentation is received by the Council is the visit by a technician, a record and then makes a report, which is evaluated by the Qualifications Committee is favorable and if a certificate is issued by the Certification Committee.