UK: Red tape stifling growth of organics - appeal to government
Cumbersome bureaucracy is the bane of many professions, and farmers are no exception. A new survey shows that paperwork and regulatory burdens are the main difficulty for 44% of UK organic farmers. The survey, which was completed by more than 170 licensee members of the farmer-specific national certification body Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), showed that 42% of participants reported that technical and husbandry problems posed the second largest difficulty, followed by business and economic issues with 14%.
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