FSF encourages growers to adopt energy efficient processes and requires them to minimize the use of energy intensive inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. Growers must also carry out preventive maintenance of electric equipment and carry out reforestation activities using native species.
FSF encourages the reduction of chemical products that pose dangers to people and the environment. It does so by first encouraging growers to use alternative forms of pest control and fertilization. This might include Integrated Crop Management techniques, natural compost or mechanical alternatives to pesticides. If fertilizers are needed, they must be applied using soil analysis. Also, growers are prohibited from using banned chemicals as listed by the World Health Organization, U.S. EPA, European Union authorities and national laws.
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