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Taiwan's Consumers' Foundation has urged the Department of Health (DOH) to come up with regulations to oversee organic cosmetics or products claiming to be organic.
Not all organic cosmetics products have been made with 100 percent organic ingredients, not even products imported from foreign countries which were certified as being organic, the foundation said.
The foundation recently examined eight kinds of cosmetics, beauty and bath products sold in Taiwan with organic labels. Of those, only three were certified as organic by foreign organizations.
[...]The foundation reminded consumers to look more closely while shopping for these products. Not all "organic" products were 100 percent organic, it said.
It also urged the DOH to draft a national organic program to provide standards for production of organic products, their labeling and marketing.
The Syrian government is about to start the second step of the investment programme launched in 2006 to develop organic farming in the country, through farmers' education and infrastructures.
Syria is ready to launch the second step of the national project for the promotion of organic and quality farming. The Syrian government aims to spread awareness among producers about the great value of organic crops. The first part of the program started in 2006 with 20 training workshops throughout the country aimed at informing farmers about organic farming methods and interesting perspectives on the market for organic products.
The second step of the project involves the creation of infrastructures to support the launch of new productions. This stage should be completed in 2012. Syrian experts have decided to focus on traditional crops such as pistachios, olives, tomatoes and cotton. But in addition to the typical products of the country, new crops scarcely consumed in Damascus will be tested, such as cherries, citrus fruits and several vegetables.