For centuries, people in China have used Camellia seeds to produce oil and collected its byproduct to make cleaners such as natural detergent and organic shampoo. Lotus Bio-Technology Development Corp. is located in Yong Zhou, Hunan Province, where the Camellia oleifera is extensively cultivated.
Specializing in plant extraction and refinement, the company's mandate is to grow various plants under strict organic standards to be refined into various consumer products which are completely natural. The products will strike a balance between affordability and produced from an environmentally responsible manner, void of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, anti-biotics, growth hormones and any other dangerous chemicals.
Lotus Bio-Technology is a biotech company that is located in Hunan Province, China. The Company mainly focuses on biological extraction from animals and related products. The Company plans to work closely with Dao County Wan Qian Mo Agricultural Development Ltd. (local company) and develop the Dao County farmland to grow plants under organic conditions with the goal of refining the plants various consumer products.
David Tan is the CEO of Dao County Farmland Project. Prior joining our team, David Tan has over 20 years’ management experience in manufacturing industry. David Tan graduated from Shanghai University of Technology with bachelor degree of Automation and Industrial Electronic Engineering, and business administration. David Tan also holds a Master of Business Administration from McGill University.
Organics, although only a small portion of China’s food market, are on the rise in China, with the consumption of organic food out of total consumption tripling between 2007 and 2012 according to Biofach, the world’s largest organic trade fair. The purpose of this project is to develop the leading organic farmland in China and provide local customers the real organic food products with affordable prices and guarantees that all of them will be produced in an environmentally responsible way and not be grown with pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, growth hormones, or other dangerous chemicals.
Rather than the local organic food that is certified by private firms, NGOs, and individual inspectors, The Company will work closely with The Chinese Organic Certification Center (COFCC), the agency officially in charge of certifying all organics and make sure that all of products from our farmland are properly labeled and certified with premium qualities.
Besides the organic food, the Company will also grow Camellia Oleifera and traditional Chinese medicine (herbs) to maximize the utilization of the farmland. Camellia Oleifera is notable as an important source of edible oil and its seeds can be pressed to yield tea oil, which is commonly used for medical and cosmetic purposes. Camellia seed oil also has anti-obesity properties and it is considered to have the highest antioxidant contents, higher than that of olive oil, or that of other high quality oils. The demand for Camellia oil and related products is enormous and the price of tea oil has increased from $5,000 USD per tonne to $10,000 USD per tonne in recent years.
Lotus Bio-Technology is evaluating the option of leasing farmland that is approximately 1,000 square hectometers (15,000 Mu) in total with 30 years land lease. That is the equivalent of 100 football fields.. Specifically, 200 square hectometers will be organic rice; 333 square hectometres of organic ginger; 67 square hectometers of organic vegetable; 333 square hectometers of organic yu choy (Chinese Greens) and 67 square hectometers of traditional Chinese medicine (herbs).