Organic processors meet at IGOP meeting & IGOP annual general meeting
2 December 2019
2 December was an exciting day for the Interest Group of Organic Processors (IGOP). After a morning meeting about the latest developments of the new organic regulation on topics like cleaning and disinfectants and flavourings, the first IGOP annual general meeting took place in the afternoon.
The technical IGOP is composed of associations of processors and traders, so the IGOP annual general meeting is an opportunity for companies, members of IFOAM EU or members of members of IFOAM EU, to have their say about IGOP’s and IFOAM EU’s future work.
In a world café setting, participants had the chance to contribute to the IGOP’s and IFOAM EU’s work plan, to identify the future challenges for organic and share their ideas on putting organic forward as a solution to current societal and environmental issues.
Regarding the latter world café, recurrent themes were to uphold the integrity of organic and the organic supply chain, to become better at communicating the benefits of organic, as well as to focus on other issues linked to organic, such as packaging, which can contribute to the sustainability of a product.
We already look forward to the next IGOP annual general meeting for some more exciting and fresh ideas on how to bring the organic journey forward in the context of processing and trading!