What sustainability means to us

Was Nachhaltigkeit für uns bedeutet

It is omnipresent and yet difficult to grasp: the concept of sustainability. While for some it is about their own ecological footprint, others primarily see the lives of younger generations as the focus.

The principle of sustainability also plays a major role for us. You can read here what it means to us and how we try to anchor it in our business activities.

Sustainability is not a fad

Did you know that the principle of sustainability was first developed in 1713 and goes back to forestry? In view of the looming raw materials crisis, Hans Carl von Carlowitz wrote that one should only cut down as much wood as can be regrown through planned reforestation.

Today, Carlowitz is considered the father of sustainability, and the responsible use of resources of all kinds is considered a global political guiding principle.

Intact nature and a healthy climate for our children

For us, sustainability means thinking in terms of generations. Our guidelines state: "We want our children and grandchildren to grow up in an intact natural environment and a healthy climate. That's why we produce local superfoods, because that way we avoid long transport routes. And we rely on our super algae Spirulina - a climate savior and resource saver at the same time."

Spirulina reduces CO2 levels

Spirulina algae as a climate savior? You read that right. The microalgae is capable of photosynthesis. It removes carbon dioxide from the air and produces oxygen at the same time. This reduces the CO2 content many times over.

Climate-neutral cultivation

Because our algae only need sunlight to grow, in addition to water and a few nutrients, they require little energy from fossil fuels, for example, despite being grown in a greenhouse. In winter, our algae are in a deep sleep. From March to October, they thrive, using only daylight. We therefore use very little energy such as electricity or gas for the growth and harvest phases.

Fields and soils are protected

Because our spirulina algae is grown in greenhouses, it can also be cultivated on land that is not normally suitable for agricultural use. This protects fields and soil.

From here

Our spirulina is grown on our own algae farm in northern Germany. On the one hand, we avoid long transport routes and the associated high CO2 emissions. On the other hand, domestic cultivation means that all production steps - breeding, cultivation and harvesting, but also further processing and marketing - are in our hands.

Because that is what sustainability means to us: producing good food that enables us to provide you with a balanced diet in the long term.


The challenge with packaging: It must have strong protective properties, i.e. protect the food from light and moisture, but should still be as recyclable as possible. We decided on a good compromise and changed our packaging from cans to stand-up pouches. It was important to us that the materials can be largely broken down or recycled.

What does sustainability mean to you? Feel free to write us a comment.

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