In conventional chicken and egg production used synthetic proteins. But it is not allowed under the organic regulations.
Therefore, use of fish meal for the hens get the nutrients they need to grow and lay many eggs.
– in Particular, laying hens need a lot of protein, " says Jackis Lannek who is the administrator at the växtregelenheten at the board of Agriculture.
organic eggs contained higher levels of dioxins and PCBS than regular eggs.
It did that there was a branschöverenskommelse to reduce the amount of fishmeal in front of all värphönornas feed.
Since fishmeal is still used in organic feed, is dioxinhalterna still higher than in conventional eggs, according to the Nfa.
– Dioxin and PCB are substances that are found in fish, particularly in the Baltic sea, and is not broken down so easily. The levels were three times as high as that in the conventional eggs, " says Jackis Lannek.
– it depends on what It comes from. If it is done on the residuals, it is not so dangerous as if taken directly from the fish stocks, " says Jackis Lannis.
to check where fiskmjölet will. The rearing organic must comply with EU legislation for organic production. Where is it written that the fiskmjölet to come from the ”sustainable fishing”.
the Agriculture department has asked the unit for organic farming at the EUROPEAN commission to make a specify what that meant but have not received any response.
" it makes It not possible to check. Because it is too fluffy. We can not say to feed business operators to for it to be sustainable, this and this to be fulfilled.
According to the Jackis Lannis is the chicken - and äggbönder who choose to switch to organic because they do not want to use fish meal.
One of them is Per-Olof Ingemarsson, in Torekov, sweden. His Bjärefågel has profiled itself as a sustainable non-organic chicken with good health.
today, it is not possible to obtain any guarantees from the feed manufacturers from which fiskmjölet will. It can just as easily come from predation, " says Per-Olof Ingemarsson.
at the Swedish feed. He says there are 6-8 per cent fish meal in organic startfoder given under kycklingarnas the first five to six weeks.
– They get quite a lot in the beginning when they are growing. Then goes the amount of down depending on their nutritional needs. There are a branschöverenskommelse not to use too much because of the smakproblem, " says Lasse Petterson.
another reason for it not to be given towards the end is that there is a theoretical possibility that's allergic to fish could react, above all when it comes to eggs, according to Åsa Odelros as an advisor for organic poultry producers.
a Required regulations are slightly stricter. Kravfodret following the advice from ICES, and be based on scientific assessments of what is ”sustainable fishing”, according to Paula Quintana, marketing and regelutvecklare at the Requirements.