9 June 2020
Seeds and deeds

Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

23 June 2020
NFU virtual organic farm walk

Challenges of net zero



4 June 2020
USA farm antibiotic use: a threat to UK standards?

US livestock receive more than five times as many antibiotics as British livestock

29 May 2020
iSAGE Toolbox - How to design it step by step

Safeguard farmers' decision making tool



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

CERTCOST recommendations published

Category: News
2 March 2012

A well-functioning certification system is necessary for a well-functioning organic market. Therefore, the goal of the organic certification system is to gain consumer trust in the organic integrity of the product s/he buys.

The now completed CERTCOST project provides six key recommendations (External PDF 1.5MB) on how to improve the certification system, targeting organic operators, control bodies, competent authorities in Member States and other stakeholders.

A separate synthesis report (External PDF 1.1MB) summarises the main results of the CERTCOST project and briefly describes the research process involved.

ORC has been a partner in the project since 2009 results from our engagement can be found here.

Keywords: Organic certification non-compliance

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