The Chamber of Deputies today approved the law on organic farming, removing the equation between organic and biodynamic. Paragraph 3 of article 1 is thus removed and therefore
the text was sent back to the Senate for final approval. The appeal to remove the references to the proposed law on biodynamic agriculture was carried out with some vigor by Senator Elena Cattaneo, also supported by the president of the Accademia dei Lincei and the Accademia dei Georgofili. Many people
The Chamber approved the law on organic farming, removing the equation with biodynamic But on the other hand even homeopathy (which with current scientific knowledge does not stand up) seems to work in some cases, even if it is not advisable to try to cure pneumonia with a homeopathic remedy, not being able to exclude that it is useful for some minor ailments. As our collaborator Valeria Balboni wrote on Linkedin, as long as the biodynamic farmer respects 100% the organic regulations, and adds corroborants (product of natural origin, not attributable to the category of fertilizers, capable of improving the resistance of plants against harmful organisms, protecting from damage not caused by parasites, biostimulants authorized for use in organic farming and registered in the list drawn up and periodically updated by Mipaaf,
nothing can be said to him. Just as you can’t say anything to the farmer who gets the parish priest blessing the stable and the herd: he can shake his head, but then that’s it, as long as what he does is lawful, he has all the rights. Of course, his rights derive from being organic, not from the specific biodynamic faith. The decision made
The decision taken by the Chamber to eliminate the equation between the two agricultural systems does not make any changes to biodynamic farms The positive aspect
is that in the lively debate raised on biodynamic, it was necessary to admit that organic has nothing to do with exoterism and supersitition, but is based on science and that this method of agriculture has the right to enter fully into the living room. To be witches, if anything, are only 200 biodynamic farmers and not the 80 thousand who have chosen the organic world.
“… for the purposes of this law, the biodynamic farming method, which provides for the use of biodynamic preparations and specific disciplinary measures, applied in compliance with the provisions of the European Union regulations on organic farming, is equivalent to the organic farming method “.
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