Our coconut expert and company founder.
Christine Grotendiek knows what she´s talking about. Not only because she is dedicated to the coconut ever since she started her own company Tropicai in 2004, but also because she has lived in the Philippines with her family for 8 years, where she learned to love the people and the coconut oil. As she couldn´t find any back here in Germany, she decided to start her own business with Tropicai.
Then as well as today it is her wish to let the local people know that their extraordinary products are appreciated elsewhere. This is why Christine ceaselessly supports sustainable development in the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Sri Lanka. Of course, Tropicai also renounces the use of monkeys to harvest the coconuts.
Organic products are produced without genetic engineering. The use of genetically modified organisms or their derivatives is prohibited in organic farming and processing and contradicts the self-understanding of the organic industry.