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Vast quantities of pesticides and artificial fertilizers are being used in huge monocultures in Brazil in order to increase the soy yields. But there are other ways: In the Southern Brazilian region Capanema 300 farmer families are growing organic soy for food uses. They renounce on the use of agro-poisons and care about the local biodiversity. Help to save these smallholders’ livelihood and order “soli-beans” – the soy-snack with solidarity-bonus at the fair-trade company gebana now.

Snack now and support CHEGA!

These soy beans roasted in Tamari sauce are very tasty as appetizers, in salads or as an in-between snack.

40% of the selling price goes to the Brazilian smallholders and towards the Chega! campaign.

50 gr. Soli-beans for 5 CHF / 4 EUR (+ delivery charges)
20x50gr. Soli-beans for 60 CHF / 48 EUR (+ delivery charges)

Order the soli-beans in the gebana bio&fair shop now

More about the soli-beans

By buying the soli-beans you support the organic farmers in Capanema, Southern Brazil, who are defending themselves against the contamination of their harvest with their neighbours’ pesticides. 40% of the selling price is for the organic farmers in Capanema and for the CHEGA! campaign as a solidarity contribution:

60% of the solidarity contribution ensures that the farmers receive the full organic bonus for their work

20% of the solidarity contribution is for the CHEGA! campaign enabling hence the long-term survival of organic cultivation in Capanema

20% of the solidarity contribution are set aside for a following action – for instance for suing the parties responsible for the problem.


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The organic farmers in Capanema

Information about acreage and loss of organic bonuses due to traces of Endosulfan in their soy
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