AALSMEER, Netherlands, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

- Eosta Signs Climate Agreement With Other Dutch Organisations

In the presence of Al Gore and the Environment Minister Jacqueline Cramer, Eosta and twelve other Dutch organisations signed a climate agreement yesterday in Aalsmeer. The agreement to achieve completely climate neutral management was signed together with a variety of other companies, including PricewaterhouseCoopers, PGGM, ANWB Wegenwacht, Triodos Bank and other leading companies.

"We have long been inspired by Al Gore's call to give more consideration to climate change," says Eosta director Volkert Engelsman. "According to the FAO, current forms of agriculture are responsible for around 30 % of all greenhouse gas emissions. Fertilisers are one of the most significant culprits. Organic farming replaces fertilisers with compost and other sustainable forms of soil improvement. Consequently, organic farming makes a considerable contribution to turning back the climate problem."

Earlier this year, Eosta continued this intention as the first to bring a wide range of Nature & More TUV certified climate neutral fruit and vegetables to the European market. TUV Nord has been appointed by the United Nations as the first certification body to carry out this kind of emissions analyses and certify emissions rights.

The Nature & More "Climate Neutral" quality mark stands for the publication, reduction and compensation of the greenhouse gas emissions that are associated with the production, transport, refrigeration and packaging of Nature & More products.

Nature & More growers get the "Climate Neutral" label with TUV certification by mapping all greenhouse gases within the supply chain and compensating them with emissions rights obtained by using organic farming practices (http://www.natureandmore.com).

To this end, Eosta is working with sister organisation Soil & More, which initiates projects around the world in which biological waste is processed to create a superior humus compost which is gratefully used by organic and traditional growers worldwide. Soil & More director Aart van den Bos: "This process does not generate environmentally harmful methane gas. Moreover, other harmful greenhouse gases are also avoided, such as nitrous oxide which is released by the production and use of fertilisers. Finally, this Soil & More compost provides a higher humus content in the soil, which binds carbon from the atmosphere. The emissions rights that Soil & More earns with these projects are used to compensate for its own emissions output from transport, refrigeration, packaging, etc.

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For more information please contact: Eosta BV, Mady Hogenboom, Director, Tel.: +31(0)180-635500