Organic True Cost Pineapple from Costa Rica
Hi, my name is Andres and I grow organic pineapple for Eosta | Nature & More here in Costa Rica. Eosta is in a position to offer our organic pineapples with the True Cost calculation; the comparison of hidden costs of the pineapple production between organic and non-organic. The outcome confirms that when you include all costs, a choice for organic is better for everyone. Examples of these hidden costs are not only the costs of filtering water and restoring soil as a result of agrochemical pollution but also loss of biodiversity, climate change (as a result of fertilizer production) and the costs incurred for treating victims of pesticide poisoning.
The True Cost of Food campaign was developed in close cooperation with the FAO, Soil & More and accountant EY. Eosta CEO Volkert Engelsman explains: “we have developed a template to not only measure sustainability performance but also monetize it. The conclusion is crystal clear, organic is not expensive, conventional is too cheap and true cost accounting is becoming mainstream!”
Download the report: natureandmore.com/discover-the-true-cost-of-food