Chia Project Mexico
Since 2001, the team led by Christan Übelhör has known about these chia seeds (Salvia hispanica). On one of his many trips Christian Übelhör become acquainted with the seeds in Mexico.
It quickly became apparent that this was not known at all in Europe and came under the Novel Food Regulation.
We maintained our interest in the subject and in 2006 founded a subsidiary in Mexico (Naturkost de Mexico) which is responsible for the cultivation, cleaning and selling of chia seeds of organic and conventional quality.
Meanwhile, together with local farmers we grow our Sachia® chia seeds on over 2,500 hectares of land.
In addition, we have two cleaning plants there to clean all the goods and prepare them for sale.
We have 31 colleagues in our plant in Mexico.
Our colleagues are employed full time the whole year and have health insurance. This is not common in Mexico – often only temporary work contracts are concluded. We see it as being our social responsibility. They receive regular training in order to guarantee the Sachia® quality.