Organic cultivation, wild picking, deforestation

Organic products still involve enormous administrative burdens. For many farmers in the tropics, obtaining an organic designation is an almost unsurmountable obstacle, and also expensive. Often a corporate relationship is the only solution, farmers understand better than anyone that organic cultivation can provide them with more income. Our organic products mainly 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 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 picking, which some stores call 'organic', but by definition does not fall under that category. 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 biological characteristics of a product and less on the consequences of cultivation for the biotope, so it may be that a product that is collected in the forest without any frills is not organic, but an organically grown product on a plot for which forests have been cut down. In that respect, wild-picked spices fit in perfectly with the efforts to combat deforestation, as agreed during the United Nations Biodiversity Summit in Montreal.

Update December 27, 2022