José Miguel Mulet

Professor of Biotechnology at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Researcher at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSIC-UPV). His research focuses on describing the mechanisms of plant tolerance to environmental stress and identifying genes that can be used to design plants tolerant to cold or droughts. At the same time, he works as a scientific populariser; his latest book is Transgénicos sin miedo (Destino, 2017).

This article reviews the basics of EU regulations on organic food production and concludes that, for the most part, they mislead the consumer and are not science based.