[quote=“canucktyuktuk”]There’s a consumer foundation that actually can certify organic? (in Taiwan, of course) That would have been my next question. I would really like to check this out. I’m not too far from Mutzha, I’ll have to check this out some weekend soon.
In BC, In order to be a certified organic farm (that can sell to markets) you have to observe strict organic farming guielines for a certain time. Then you get a nice sign, a government id number, and you’re in business. The government will still check on you, though; and I don’t think the red envelope culture is as strong there as it is here.
I am interested in being happy and helping people be happy through healthy lifestyles and most importantly good, nutritious food. I’m going to start with me and then see about the rest of you.
If I build it, will you come?[/quote]
The consumer foundaton does not certify. That is left to the ministry of agriculture. What the CF does is test products to see if they are indeed what they claim to be. They are the group that, for exampe, let us know each Chinese New Year that certain goods have excessive levels of this and that. Most organic produce sold in taipei was foudn to still contain presticide residue and other materials that should not be on organic produce. Only this group (the Muzha coop group) and Cottonfields passed.
If you are capable of going into this more please do. You’ll make a lot of friends in the foreign community. Hell, I like you already.