New International Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture Wants to Reward All Positive Impacts

September 29, 2022 Eosta

Regenerative is hot. The European Commission wants more regenerative agriculture in Europe in 2030, supporting ecosystem recovery and increasing carbon capture in the soil. However, financial incentives are still lacking. In addition, the term “regenerative” is at risk of being hijacked for greenwashing. The new Business Alliance for Regenerative Agriculture (BARA) wants to change this by connecting current initiatives and by working jointly on new reward structures for ecosystem services and social benefits of regenerative agriculture. 

A Real Living Wage Thanks to Organic Nature & More Avocados

May 31, 2022 Eosta

Phyllis Mugo (40), a single mother of four children, works in the warehouse of Mavuno in Nairobi, where she packs avocados into boxes. She lives in a single-room house with her four children and feels that she is neither prosperous nor poor. Her wage enables her to pay her rent, food bill and school fees, but then there is very little left over. However, since this Spring she has had two new dreams: opening a grocery store and buying a plot of land where she can build her own home. This is because she recently started receiving a real Living Wage.

Eosta is Ready for 100% Plastic-Free Fruit and Vegetable Packaging in 2022

December 29, 2021 Eosta

It was recently reported in the media that two thirds of the plastic packaging in supermarkets cannot be recycled. But recycling plastic will no longer be necessary if organic specialist Eosta has its way. Cutting edge innovations now allow Eosta to offer all its fresh fruit and vegetables plastic-free.

Eosta and Groenheuwel win Climate Change Award

November 4, 2021 Eosta

Eosta has won the Eco-Logic Climate Change Award 2021 for its partnership with South African citrus grower Groenheuwel. This was announced by the award organization in South Africa at a festive award ceremony held today, 3 November 2021, during the COP26 climate conference.

A New Reason To Eat Organic: A Diverse Microbiome

September 17, 2021 Eosta

An organic apple contains more microscopic biodiversity, which is an essential ingredient for human health. This was revealed by Austrian research conducted in 2019 that compared the micro-biodiversity of conventionally grown and organic apples. Other new research indicates that microbial biodiversity is crucial for good health. And this is why Eosta is supporting a study carried out by Stichting Bac2nature (Bac2nature Foundation) and Maastricht University on the link between cultivation methods, microbial biodiversity and digestion. “Biodiversity is vitality,” according to Eosta CEO Volkert Engelsman.