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FAQ Organic food and Products - Frequently Asked Questions - Organic Link - ITC(41)

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     Are non-organic seeds allowed in organic farming?

     Organic farming implies that the farmers should use organically produced seed. EU member countries have established online databases, where suppliers of seed can register organic seed and seed potatoes, which they want to put on the market. If there is no seed available of the species which an organic farmer wants to grow, or if there is no appropriate variety available, the farmer can ask the certification body for a derogation to use non-organically produced seed.