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ORGANIC FOOD AND FARMING TARGETS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 366A1: tabled on 23 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Joan Ruddock on 06 November 2001. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

leave out from 'farming' to 'and' in line 9.

Original motion text

That this House believes that increasing organic farming has major benefits for consumers, farmers, the environment, employment and animal welfare and so must form an important part of the Government's review of farming; notes that demand for organic food is increasing by around 40 per cent; each year, but that around 75 per cent. of organic produce is currently imported; notes that almost every European country with more organically farmed land than the UK has a strategy and target for promoting organic farming; further notes the far-sighted move by the current Minister of State for Rural Affairs who, when First Secretary for Wales, adopted such a strategy and target for Wales; and so calls on the Government to set a target that 30 per cent. of farmland be farmed organically by 2010 and to develop an action plan to achieve this target.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.