Eden Research cheered by EU organic farming approval


Biopesticide products developer Eden Research plc (LON:EDEN) said its three EU-registered active ingredients have been approved for use in organic farming in the European Union (EU).

The ingredients, geraniol, eugenol and thymol, got the all-clear to be used in organic farming after being included in the European Union’s Organic Production Regulation.

Eden said its products will provide organic growers with the high levels of efficacy often associated with conventional chemical pesticides, thereby providing the company’s growers with an alternative and sustainable solution.

“We are very excited by this approval for EU organic farming as this opens up a new commercial opportunity for Eden which is relevant to all of the products that we have developed and continue to develop using our three EU registered active ingredients,” said Sean Smith, the chief executive officer.

“It is clear that there is growing demand from consumers within the EU for organic products and this is matched by rapidly growing production. Consequently, areas assigned by EU Member States for organic agriculture have grown by 70% in the last ten years with organic retail sales reaching EUR34bn in 2017,” he added.

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