Feed Strategy - January 2018 - 44
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FRAUDULENT ORGANIC GRAIN IMPORTS
Organic feed in
the years ahead
Organic livestock feed production is a niche market, which is
suffering from growing pains.
The nub of the problem is that the
livestock sector has grown faster
than arable supply, and balance
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has yet to be achieved. If we continue to encourage more domestic
organic arable production, over
the next 10 years the problem
of authenticity will have been
eliminated. European retailers are
keen to shorten the supply chains,
which would have benefits including reducing transport costs,
eliminating currency exchange
and leaving less room for the unscrupulous to operate.
For feed producers outside of
the EU who do not have the legislative framework and enforcement
bodies to help ensure organic really is organic, the only way to
reduce risk of fraud is to audit the
supply chain, and apply a laboratory testing regimen for verification.
President Ronald Reagan used to
cite a Russian proverb "Trust, but
verify" - it pays to be vigilant
and ask probing questions.
In conclusion, organic feed
production has been through a difficult time, and we have learned
from past mistakes. The future
looks much brighter as countries
encourage the domestic production
of organic raw materials. ■
References available upon request.
Paul Poornan has worked in the
animal feed industry for 35 years.
He is currently CEO of Humphrey
Feeds Ltd., a U.K. feed company
specializing in organic and freerange poultry.
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