Written by Victor Dela Casa, Sustainability Development Officer of GrainPro
The organic food industry is a multibillion-economy with an increasing demand. A major challenge for companies that supply certified organic products is preserving the quality of products organically after harvest. Many companies that grow organic crops are forced to use chemicals to stop infestation and inhibit fungal growth during storage and transport. These chemicals may leave residue on food that could have adverse health effects on consumers, especially among children.