Herstal, Belgium (15 November 2023) KitoZyme announces a significant advancement in the world of organic agriculture: the European Commission has officially amended Regulation (EU) 2023/2229, granting approval for the use of KitoZyme’s innovative KitoGreen® product, derived from Aspergillus niger, in organic farming.
Originally acclaimed for its non-animal origin, non-GMO, vegan, and eco-friendly elicitor properties, KitoGreen® has been recognized as a Basic Substance for Plant Protection since 2022. The recent amendment published by the European Commission highlights the inclusion of fungal chitosan in organic farming, a testament to KitoZyme’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. The approval of KitoGreen® for use in organic farming is set to provide a new tool to all EU farmers. It offers an effective solution for plant diseases through its eliciting properties, perfectly aligned with the principles of organic farming.
François Blondel, Chief Executive Officer of KitoZyme, commented, “Receiving confirmation from the European Commission on KitoGreen ® ‘s approval is a positive achievement for our team at KitoZyme. It reinforces the value of our fungal chitosan as a plant-based alternative in organic agriculture, and it’s a clear signal that our approach to sustainable agriculture is on the right track”
KitoZyme has demonstrated the efficacy of its compound, thanks to its eliciting properties, for the prevention of fungal and bacterial diseases on a wide variety of crops, including vegetables, grapes, berries and sports turfs, and the company is continuously strengthening its scientific knowledge, as Guillaume Deleixhe, Business Development Manager, explains: “KitoZyme further advance the science of KitoGreen® , either on a stand-alone basis or in close collaboration with our partners. Besides foliar applications, we are delighted by the good results emerging from seed treatments as well as post- harvest usages.”
KitoZyme is gearing up to make KitoGreen® available for organic farmers across all 27 European countries. The company is also actively exploring partnerships to enhance the reach and impact of this revolutionary product.