The new organic bean dream has come true
In a way, Organic Soy began as a dream: a healthier lifestyle within everyone’s reach. And to get there, we start with the humble soybean.
While the Chinese have known about the benefits of soybeans for centuries, it wasn’t until relatively recently that this nutritious bean began to catch on in the West.
The organic movement has been a major leader in achieving this thanks to its founder Phillippe Vandermoorttele.
In 1975 in a pilot factory in Belgium, he developed an exclusive production process that used all Soybeans. Since soybeans don’t need a lot of water to grow, he set out to address the nutritional issues facing many third world countries by introducing this amazing organic bean.
One of the first projects in Madagascar saw the construction of an organic production plant that looked more like a large tin shack than a factory. The idea was excellent, but endless battles with logistics forced the project to be put on hold.
Most of the large organic soybean production is in a delicate balance and it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce this purely organic bean with current organic farming practices.
The environmental program launched more than 15 years ago by the World Food Council had an impact on the process, products and packaging.
Participating in large-scale projects to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, in the largest Organic Soybean production plants, has become a major consideration for most producers of this fine grain.
The largest factories are generating their own green electricity from biogas; In addition, the main producers of Organic Soya expect to be CO2 neutral by 2020.
The organic bean in its production essence has full respect for the natural and human resources of our planet and in its development will continue to sustain all living beings on earth.
Many of the largest organic soybean producers source their beans from GMO-free organic farms around the world where crop rotation is practiced according to organic farming methods. It is a system in which cultivation is carried out in a different plot each year to avoid impoverishing the soil.
It is the policy of all Organic Soybean producers to provide the consumer with a totally organic product that meets the highest standards in terms of purity, quality and reliability. And because Organic also means non-GM, all Organic Soybean producers use no genetically modified raw materials and ingredients.
To ensure that only the purest organic soybeans are used, the traceability system is implicit in an independent third party organization. Organic or bio means that the food is produced according to the organic agricultural production method, without the use of pesticides, fungicides, herbicides or chemicals and without artificial fertilizers, etc.