Report on the Organic Monitoring Program of Baden-Württemberg
The so-called organic monitoring came to life as a result of an overall concept of promotion and consultation on organic farming, as decided by the government of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg on 16 October, 2001. Such a profound monitoring program exists only in Baden-Württemberg. It is unique within Germany, and no comparable surveillance programs are known to exist in Europe.
The aims of the organic monitoring are:
- Collection of data regarding residues and contaminants in organic products (e.g.: pesticides, veterinary drugs, genetically modified organisms, irradiation, etc).
- Comparison of organic foods produced locally and in foreign countries
- Detection and reporting of possible consumer fraud due to false organic labeling
Overview of published reports
The following reports are available in English language:
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2018
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2017
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2016
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2015
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2014
Summary of Organic Monitoring Report, 2012
Summary Report 2002–2011
Summary Report 2002–2006