As is the case every year in the autumn, three of our employees packed their bags and travelled to Morocco to “Primeurs Biologiques du Souss” (PBS). They were Odile Bouron and Jean Eric Myr from the French BioTropic office as well as Mauro Finotti, our agricultural engineer from Italy. There they met owner Lahcen El Hjouji and his son Mehdi. PBS is the largest employer in the region for organic fruit and vegetables. We have had a close partnership with the Moroccan organic cultivator since 2008.
In autumn, the apple harvest is in full swing. The apples on the supermarket shelves are at their crispest, and are one thing above all: naturally fresh. But even months later some apples look as good as new. How is that possible?
Snow White would definitely bite into these straight away. The apples currently being harvested by Hubert Bois are crisp and beautifully red. The Demeter farmer has been growing fruit and vegetables to the highest quality criteria since the start of the 1980s, and is also a BioTropic partner.
As in many parts of the world, the new school year has begun in the Dominican Republic. For this reason, the employees of the Dominican Biotropic Srl have once again put together an awesome package for the “Milagros children” this year.
Year one pupils in Berlin and Brandenburg received a free Bio Brotbox this year too – a whopping 59,000 lunch boxes were packed for it. The reusable box is well-stocked with various organic food products for a healthy breakfast. The aim of this campaign is to set an example of the importance of a sensible diet which starts in the morning. For many children and parents, the Bio Brotbox is their first contact with organic food.