Pere Costa Batllori, emeritus academician of the Royal Academy of Doctors (RAD), professor at the College of Agriculture of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and author of more than a hundred animal feeding studies, reporting in an article published by the number 6 of Tribuna Plural, the review of the RAD, the ambiguity of the European legislation on organic farming. Costa Batllori considers that current regulations focus too much on the prohibition of genetically modified organisms for feed production without entering into its analysis or influence the improvement of product quality.
“The current legislation protects the environment, handling and animal welfare, but that doesn’t always represent a clear influence on the quality of milk, meat and eggs produced under his instructions -says the researcher-. The food security of these products doesn’t have to exceed these of the commercial farms”.
In some cases, continues Costa Batllori, feeding animal products raised on the legislation considers ecological and servants with those who aren’t under this protection doesn’t differ significantly. “The most obvious difference between a feed to a conventional farm and one for an organic farm lies in the absence of the latter of genetically modified organisms, without going into their safety. On the other hand, the election or rejection of certain raw materials for the production of organic feed from the list of authorized products also in non-organic food presents no sustainable argument, except for the herbivores, in which case extremely limited intensive animal production”.
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