G&R Farms' Peruvian Sweet Onions Receive Rainforest Alliance Certification

Fri. February 7th, 2020
- by Lilian Diep     

GLENNVILLE, GA - As sustainability continues circulating on the newswire, visionaries step up to put it into action. Walt Dasher, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for G&R Farms, is one of those visionaries spearheading the company’s latest initiative: shipping Peruvian Sweet Onions that are Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM.

Walt Dasher, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, G&R Farms“The sweet onions we import from Peru are grown in ways that benefit farm families, wildlife, and the environment,” Dasher commented. “We support our growers and their efforts to help protect the environment and ensure sustainable livelihoods.”

According to a press release, the Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and promote the rights and welfare of workers, their families, and communities. Farms that meet comprehensive standards for sustainability earn the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These standards help ensure that soils, waterways, and wildlife habitats are protected and that farmworkers are paid just wages, work in safe conditions, and have improved access to decent housing, medical care, and schools for their children.

(L-R) Mario Chirinos, Paul Gomez, and Walt Dasher display the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal for G&R Farms' sweet onions grown in Peru

With consumer awareness of sustainable farming and demand for a healthier planet still strong, retailers can capitalize on the momentum when displaying products bearing the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal.

Keep reading ANUK as we cover more sustainability efforts and initiatives in the produce community.

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