Chicken feed row
GERMAN organic farmings reputation has taken a knock, with news that supplies of supposedly organic chicken feed have been contaminated with a pesticide that was banned 14 years ago.
Up to 230t of organic chicken meat has been seized as a consequence and an investigation launched in Lower Saxony.
German agriculture minister, Renate Kunast, confirmed that the problem had first been detected by a state laboratory in January, but this information had not been passed on to her officials until May. *