Nature's Market - Plants & Seeds
Plants are either grown wild or produced, i.e. raised by sowing seed or by planting seedlings. The plants that are available in Iceland are either grown here or imported. Supervision with the import of seed, living plants, flowers and fertilizer is in the hands of the The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority. The main role of the The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority is to prevent diseases or vermin imported into the country from causing damage to plant cultivation here. Organic seeds and organically grown plants can now be bought from many producers and the demand is steadily increasing.Organic cultivation is based on the fact that medicines and preventive chemicals are not used for the soil, and only organic fertilizer is used. The environmental impact of such production is much more positive than during traditional cultivation. The TÚN certifying agency is a member of IFOAM and certifies organic production here in Iceland.
It was almost impossible to avoid buying plants and seeds from organically modified organisms (GMO's) in Iceland, because it has not been obligatory to label or enlighten the general consumer about the origins of the product, genetically speaking, until recently (Autumn 2011).
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir, Ingibjörg Elsa Björnsdóttir „Plöntur og fræ á Náttúrumarkaði“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 6, 2014 URL: http://nature.is/d/2008/03/31/plontur-frae-og-garovorudeild-natturumarkaoi/ [Skoðað:May 24, 2019]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: March 31, 2008
breytt: March 28, 2014