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Jan. 8, 2020

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Jan. 8, 2020
Eden Research plc (AIM: EDEN), the AIM quoted company that develops and supplies breakthrough biopesticide products and natural microencapsulation technologies to the global crop protection, animal health and consumer products industries, announces that its three EU-registered active ingredients, geraniol, eugenol and thymol, have all been approved for use in organic farming following inclusion in the EU's Organic Production Regulation.

Organic farming covered 12.6 million hectares of agricultural land in the EU Member States in 2017, equivalent to 7% of the total utilised agricultural area. Between 2012-2017, land assigned for organic growing within these Member States increased by 25%. In Italy and Spain, the conversion rates from conventional to organic agriculture grew by over 60% with the share of organic production totalling 15.2% and 13.9% respectively.

Pursuant to this approval, Eden's products will provide organic growers with the high levels of efficacy often associated with conventional chemical pesticides, thereby providing the Company's growers with another alternative and sustainable solution.

Sean Smith, CEO of Eden Research commented: "We are very excited by this approval for EU organic farming as this opens up a new commercial opportunity for Eden which is relevant to all of the products that we have developed and continue to develop using our three EU registered active ingredients.

"It is clear that there is growing demand from consumers within the EU for organic products and this is matched by rapidly growing production. Consequently, areas assigned by EU Member States for organic agriculture have grown by 70% in the last ten years* with organic retail sales reaching €34bn in 2017."

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