Over the past decades, the land has been farmed according to prevailing methods. Therefore, various pesticides and herbicides have been used. In 2014 this has been terminated. We have initiated the process to obtain official organic certification with Suolo e Salute. In other words, IndacoFoods is currently in conversion. We have had our soil analyzed for the presence of some 500 herbicides and pesticides by the independent Dutch research agency AGROXPERTUS and with encouraging results (SEE THE PDF): no traces of herbicedes and pesticides were found. This means that the process of purification of the soil by sowing a mixture of 11 different flowers and herbs has been successful.
We believe it is important to farm exclusively according to organic or biodynamic standards. This entails only using organic seeds and refraining from pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. We do not plow the land (“no-till principle”) and for sowing, planting and harvesting we take into account cosmic influences (sun and moon positions). As a result, we produce crops that are better balanced and more vital, and therefore, have better taste and are more wholesome. More info here.
FOCUS ON RECOVERY
During the next two years, we will focus on the recovery of soil fertility, by planting crops containing high levels of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N), vital for reactivating soil life. We are also enriching and protecting the soil with mycorrhizae, tea compost and mulch (Growing Solutions). This is the only way to get a permanently healthy soil.
We believe that only a 100% healthy soil can produce 100% healthy crops and animals. Since you as our customer will be eating these crops and animals, these will contribute to a better health for you and your loved ones.
IN SHORT: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!