The Brazilian news portal Exame published an article about the native, community, 100% vegan, sustainable and FSC® certified açaí, produced in the Bailinque Archipelago, which is a twelve-hour boat ride from the city of Macapá (AP), in Brazil.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is the most globally recognized socio-environmental seal, present in more than 75 countries, and attests that the production chain preserves the environment, respects the country’s legislation and workers’ rights.
The fruit is produced by a cooperative of small producers called Amazonbai and cultivated in the most natural way possible, without the use of pesticides, machines and fertilizers. In addition, the fruit is handled only by the producers themselves.
Amazonbai’s trajectory helped to disseminate the benefits of FSC certification. Today, there are 132 certified units within the group, also covering producers from Beira Amazonas, in eastern Amapá, a Brazilian state where Macapá is in.
The full article in Portuguese can be read at: https://exame.com/negocios/producao-de-acai-mais-sustentavel-do-pais/