Consumers, and consequently supermarkets, demand products free of pesticide residues and with much of the citrus produced by Endulini Fruit being exported to Europe, the European Union Directive 2009/128/EC, which aims to reduce the risks and impact of pesticides on human health and the environment, has led to the popular citrus producer using softer pesticides and introducing biological pest control.

“Market drivers, European regulations and our understanding of the impact of pesticides on the environment and bio-diversity has led to us using 90-95% less red label products and biological pest control for crops,” remarks Endulini Fruit CEO, Pietie Ferreira.

“We want to protect our environment for future generations and knowing that many pests have built up a resistance to pesticides demonstrates that the exclusive use of hard chemicals isn’t a long-term solution.”

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