By Ed Bray

A European Commission plan to decertify organic food automatically if it flouts an EU limit on non-authorised residues such as pesticides remains the most divisive issue as the member states' agriculture ministers edged closer to a common position on reforming organic farm rules in informal talks in Riga, on 2 June.

“I think we are very close to reaching a general approach,” Latvian Agriculture Minister and current Council Chair Janis Duklavs told journalists in Riga after the…