Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies exclusively on natural elements, with the exclusion of chemicals (fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides) and genetically modified organisms (GMO).
Organic farming was the original type of farming that has been practiced for centuries. However, it has changed in time when pesticides, treatments and herbicides started being used and overused, resulting in arid land, tasteless fruit and vegetables and dangerous produce for people’s health.
Organic farming is a production system that avoids excessive exploitation of the natural resourses, especially soil, water and air and that rather employs such resourses to create a sustainable production system.
Organic material and specific farming techniques are employed in order to protect the natural fertility of the soil while avoiding excessive exploitation.
Starting from 2012 it is possible to use the term “organic wine”, following the introduction of the new EU Regulation on organic wine, which imposes new standards on organic winemaking, and that has been approved by the Standing Committee on Organic Farming (SCOF).