About Organic Coconut Oil
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About Our QFI Organic Coconut Oil
In ordinary practice, coconut farming is 'naturally' organic. It is unlike industrial farming of annual crops with its particular orientation toward intensive production and heavy use of chemical fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. Coconut growing remains a domain of small farmers who operate with an average of 3 hectares per farmer. A result of this difference in orientation is that chemical usage is seldom practiced. Organic certification agencies do not distinguish between copra and non-copra oils (and they do allow for solvent use under certification rules). "Organic" coconut oil is promoted as more 'natural' when in fact, the vast majority of "organic" coconut oil is copra based and would not qualify as "natural" oil in coconut growing countries. See Figures 2a & 2b.
The following factors are worthy of consideration in certification of coconut oil:
1. Coconut farming is a “habitat” and not an industrial enterprise. Use of fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides on coconut trees is a remote case.
2. In the argument about aerial “drift” of crop sprays from other agricultural areas, the coconut shell itself protects the kernel where the oil is embedded. Coconut shell is one of the toughest plant based materials on earth and very dense. Penetration of foreign elements through the kernel is highly unlikely. It is possible that such drift may permeate the bark of the tree but this is not the same idea as penetration to the coconut kernel.
3. As far as systemic contamination of the tree itself from compounds contaminating soil or groundwater, the coconut tree trunk is physically long enough that it serves as a natural filter. Its height and number of years will filter any chemicals from the ground (if any).
4. The persistence of most agricultural chemicals is measured in months. The coconut tree is slow growing and a minimum of seven years must pass before coconuts are harvested. Systemic contamination through the tree roots could only be achieved through exposure to elements with extraordinarily long persistence qualities.
5. In oil processing for food, the chief concern is to eliminate contamination of biological toxins (moulds, aflatoxins). In this pursuit, especially with copra based coconut oils it is standard procedure to use heat / chemical treatment to purify crude oil. This is where most chemical contact is made with the coconut oil and yet this is permitted under the auspices of organic certification. So, you have inconsistency here. On one hand agricultural crop compounds are banned and yet processing compounds are accepted.