Food scandals, allergies, increasing awareness of health issues – nowadays the environment is a highly emotive topic for consumers. No wonder then that demand for organically produced foodstuffs rises from year to year. The 187 fruit growers of Bio Südtirol have traditionally shunned chemically synthetic fertilisers and insecticides. Instead they use the full force of nature through organic fruit cultivation techniques. Their main objective here is to protect and maintain an ecological balance in the fruit orchards. This balance is the basic prerequisite for the outstanding product quality for which fruit from South Tyrol is so renowned.
In order to maintain this quality over the long term, organic fruit cultivation must also comply with strict directives, for example, Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007; or our own, even more restrictive association regulations. Compliance with these directives and regulations is guaranteed through state regulatory bodies as well as by independent control bodies accredited by IFOAM. This is the only way in which we can permanently obtain top marks for high-quality goods produced using purely organic techniques.
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 on organic prodution and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91