Egyptian parliament approves organic farming law


Egyptians Parliament approved on Sunday, a New right written by the government regulate organic farming. It aims to limit the negative effects of traditional farming methods that rely on synthetic chemicals in plantsing and animal feed.

The use of these chemicals increases the percentage of pollutants in water, soil and agricultural products, and decreases soil fertility, who increase desertification and disease epidemics.

The new legislation aims to support the state’s plan to produce safe food by reducing the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and replacing them with in good health alternatives such as organic fertilizers produced from the remains of agricultural crops.

The law conferred powers on both the Egyptian Food Safety Authority and the Central Laboratory of Agriculture Biologique at the Ministry of Agriculture, to oversee law enforcement and control farms and factories involved in the process.

The parliamentary The agriculture committee said the law aims to subject farms and organic food production units to best environmental practices, using organic inputs to conserve biological diversity, conserve natural resources and activate control inputs and organic production products to ensure high manufacturing quality.

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