June 13, 2003 - just-food.com: The rift over
genetically modified food continues to grow, as another
country chooses a side. This time it is tiny Cyprus. The
Cypriot government recently announced plans to launch
a week of organic farming as a way of showing its support
for developing organic farming in its country.
In 2001, Cyprus introduced a certification system defining
acceptable organic growing practices and now looks to
expand the number of farmers running government-approved
organic operations. It hopes the week of programs, presentations,
and information on running and launching an organic
farm will help inspire its countrymen to transition
from conventional methods.
Cypriot organic regulations are in line with EU legislation,
reported the Cypriot News Digest.