Exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids increased greatly. In collaboration with our farmers, we pay great attention to this topic ...
... everything starts in the field.
In organic fields, the weeds are weeded and not, as usual, with Plant remedies eliminated. And these weeds can contain PAs.
It is up to the grower to identify weeds in good time that are native to his growing region and to weed them meticulously at the right time before harvest. This is manual work.
It can therefore happen that an entire field of herbs or spices is contaminated with PAs due to individual PA plants that have been accidentally harvested.
The harvested crop also needs to be selected again before further processing and drying, the famous needle in the haystack must be found!
Expensive PA analysis for herbs will be in the future
may also be necessary - for the smallholder this means additional costs.
Further information can be found on this linked page:
Association of the Spice Industry eV