Organic cultivation, wild harvesting, deforestation
Organic products are still associated with enormous red tape. For many farmers in the tropics, obtaining an organic designation is an almost insurmountable obstacle, and also costly. Often a corporate relationship is the only outcome, farmers understand better than anyone that organic cultivation can provide them with more income. Our organic products therefore mostly come from farmers who process and trade their product in a cooperative context.
Because we package ourselves, we would also have to have a costly SKAL registration ourselves in order to be able to sell products as 'organic'. We suffice with a reference to the cultivation method.
In addition to products from organic cultivation, we offer products that are not organically grown, but are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Most. A third category is wild harvesting, called 'organic' by some shops, but by definition not included. This is one of our biggest annoyances, after all, products from the forest, what more could you want?
Unfortunately, the regulations are more focused on the organic characteristics of a product and less on the consequences of cultivation for the biotope, for example, it may be that a product that is collected in the forest without frills is not organic, but an organically grown product. product on a plot for which forests have been felled. In that respect, wild harvested spices are an excellent fit in the pursuit of combating deforestation, as agreed during the United Nations Biodiversity Summit in Montreal.
Update December 27, 2022