The National Bio Farmer’s union (Unab) used the Libramont Agricultural Fair to launch their new ‘Biogarantie Made in Belgium’ label.
The idea was to “create something Belgian. Especially as it may become a lot easier to be accepted as bio in the future,” explained Unab president Dominique Jacques, reminding that the label’s predecessor ‘Biogarantie’ was launched thirty years ago.
The requirements to become part of ‘Biogarantie Made in Belgium’ are much stricter and goes beyond the requirements under European legislation.
They include three new conditions: the local character of a product, the traceability and a remunerative price for the producer.
The new label was created after several years of negotiations between Flemish partners and has been recently launched in Flanders. It will appear on products sold in the south of the country in the coming months.
The Brussels Times