Sir; James Millar (The Grocer, Letters, March 2) completely misses the point of my original letter on organic accreditation: I am happy to take the blame as it was, apparently, unclear. The system in the UK whereby a variety of different bodies provide organic accreditation already exists: it is not something I am proposing should be invented. A single body would be more sensible in my view, and I can understand why the Soil Association and its associates also prefer just one body ­ as long as that one body is the Soil Association. If the Soil Association were to prevail it would be a great setback for the UK organic movement. UK farmers would be following a standard which is out of line with EU producers who conform to accepted EU organic standards that allow farmers to be competitive. I have no wish to see UK farmers continually outpriced and undercut by such continental competitors, and see so much continental organic produce in UK supermarkets at the expense of our own. That is why I am working in the European Parliament for these standards to prevail more uniformly across Europe to stop self-promoting national organisations getting in the way of a level playing field and to help UK organic farmers compete. If there is to be one accrediting body in the UK, it should be one that is interested in the growth and development of the industry rather than itself. Philip Bushill-Matthews MEP European Parliament, Brussels {{LETTERS }}