Organic farming and sustainability go hand-in-hand when producing the freshest produce with the least amount of cost to the environment. Environmental benefits include healthier soil, reduced carbon emission, increased animal and human health/welfare and improved biodiversity. This ensures only the healthiest produce reaches retail and restaurant shelves.
Healthy soil produces healthy, fresh produce
Organics Unlimited promotes environmental sustainability by banning any use of chemical pesticides in its banana growing regions in Mexico and Ecuador. Propagation of new plants and organic fertilizers also help preserve healthy soil by eliminating infections from outside sources. This protects farm regions and the surrounding community from contaminated runoff containing chemical pesticides during rainy seasons.
Re-used and recycled materials improve efficiency
Energy, water and material salvaging is also an important factor contributing to produce quality and shipping productivity. At Organics Unlimited, all materials used in the packing and shipping processes are either re-useable or recyclable, improving efficiency, lowering costs and benefiting the environment. Water is also reused and carefully managed to ensure preservation and conservation against potential, seasonal droughts.
Produce from sustainable environments meets growing retail demand
Working with growers using organic, sustainable methods of farming is good for business. Organic bananas grown in environmentally sound conditions are increasing as the desired choice of consumer purchases. In fact, new Nielson findings from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reveal that in 2016, over 80 percent of U.S. households purchased organic foods on a regular basis (a four percent increase from 2015). Additional articles referencing OTA research places organic food as the fastest growing segment in the U.S. food industry with some of the largest retailers struggling to keep up with demand.
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