The way we farm and eat can make a big difference to the future of our planet. We know that we can make a positive impact on our planet by taking care of food and how it is grown and produced. That's why at MBTW we love organic food, and have done for over a decade and more. That's why organic food is our standard.

What is organic food?

Organic food is food grown without the use of chemical pesticides, artificial fertilizers and genetic modification, practicing crop rotation that promotes biodiversity. Instead, farmers aim for a natural balance between plants and animals to avoid crop failure. A healthy wildlife population can help prevent disease. By feeding plants naturally and rotating crops, the soil retains its high fertility. Instead of modifying a plant (GMO), organic farming solves the problem at its root by preventing diseases.

By using farming methods that benefit the entire food system, including people, wildlife, the planet and plants, they are able to produce high quality organic ingredients. However, for something to be truly organic, it must meet a set of strict standards set by the EU.

Organic farming and agriculture

Believe it or not, soil is an important tool in the fight against climate change. There is more carbon stored in our soil than in all the plants and trees in the world. Therefore, healthier soils shop more carbon, which we know is the backbone of life on this planet. And organic farming is all about healthy soils.

Organic farming is based on four principles: Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care. Agriculture has a huge impact on the environment, covering almost 40 percent of the global land area. Organic farming is about healthy soils, but also about cover crops, crop rotation, organic no-till, promoting biodiversity and much more. Organic farming means less pollution of the soil, so that the soil remains healthy for future generations.

For this reason, organic is not just about food. It is about living in harmony with nature. And about keeping our planet healthy. That is why we are committed to making 100% organic food the standard!

Our commitment to organic farmers and growers at origin is best expressed in our long-term relationships with our farming partners. Our partners range from companies uniting rice paddy farmers in Thailand and India and supporting them through socio-economic projects, to a farmer (and former colleague of MBTW ) in Canada. All wonderful stories of people and companies with the same drive to make organic the standard and the world a little better.

Farm to fork

The European Commission has published a strategic plan to accelerate a sustainable food system. This plan is part of the ''European Green Deal'' (goal: to achieve net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050) and is entitled 'From Farm to Table'. The F2F strategy aims to make the EU food system fair, healthy and environmentally friendly. The strategy includes ambitious and concrete targets for pesticides, fertilizers and antimicrobial. The F2F target is for 25% of EU farmland to be organic by 2030.

Read more about this plan.

Organic Standards

The standards and requirements for organic food vary from country to country and from certification to certification. Organic refers to the way in which the products were grown. To be certified organic, the food must be at least 95% organic. An independent organization inspects the organic products at least once a year. MBTW meets many organic certifications, SKAL, USDA, Demeter, Fair Trade IBD and many more.