Who is InfoXgen?
InfoXgen is an association that was founded in 2001 by several organic inspection bodies from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. InfoXgen maintains a network of international contacts, but its activities are centred in Austria.
The association aims to provide information about the production of food without the use of genetically modified organisms. For this purpose, an online public database has been established.
An essential part of InfoXgen’s work is focused on evaluating farm inputs on the basis of the EU Organic Regulation currently in force to determine whether they are suitable for use in organic farming.
The products evaluated by InfoXgen can be accessed via the organic input product search (Produktsuche) on this website.
With a circulation of 20,000 copies, a catalogue of inputs for organic farming containing all products is published in print and distributed to all organic enterprises in Austria once a year.
GM-free feed search
GM-free food production also plays an important role in the conventional sector in Austria. Therefore, feeds that are suitable for the production of GM-free foods are also listed in the InfoXgen database. They can be accessed via the feed search (Futtermittelsuche) on this website.
How to list products for organic farming or for GM-free feeding in Austria
All of InfoXgen’s activities are subject to the General Terms and Conditions.
Products are evaluated and listed in the database for a fee. The current rates can be found here.
Businesses who are listing a product with InfoXgen for the first time are requested to complete and sign the master data sheet and to return it to InfoXgen.
Data sheets are also provided for product registration and for further processing. The data sheet for the registration of fertilisers can be found here.
Plant protection products will only be listed in the InfoXgen database if they are recorded in the list of authorised/approved plant protection products in Austria.
See list of authorised/approved plant protection products in Austria http://pmg.ages.at/pls/psmlfrz/pmgweb4$.Startup
The data sheet for the registration of plant protection products and wetting agents can be found here.
Declaration of Compliance
If required, a declaration of compliance with the prohibition of genetically modified organisms pursuant to the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 must be submitted for individual components as well as for additives and processing aids.Declaration OGM biologique (en français)
Compound animal feed products will only be listed with a certificate issued by an organic inspection body recognised by the EU or, in the case of conventional products, with a certification guaranteeing that they were produced without the use of GMOs.
If you have any further questions, please contact Ms Gabriele Moder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International cooperation with “Organic Inputs”
In the framework of the organic inputs evaluation network, InfoXgen cooperates closely with the inputs team of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Germany and Switzerland.
For more information, please visit Organic Inputs.