By Ed Bray

How often should organic farms face controls and whether to set a common EU threshold for non-authorised residues, such as pesticides, remain key dividing points in the ongoing talks on organic reform, which the Latvian EU Presidency will seek to address at an informal Council meeting in Riga from May 31 to June 2. The discussions should pave the way for member states to agree a general approach – common position - on the reform at the…