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Henri Bou Obeid is staging a revolution of sorts. As the owner of Lebanon's leading organic food provider, Bioland, Obeid has been quietly planting the seeds of green reform for over a decade. After completing a study of the organic market in Lebanon, Obeid made some discouraging discoveries.Obeid made it his mission to bring organic Lebanese products to the Lebanese people at affordable prices.Today, the Bioland brand encompasses a shop in Ashrafieh, more than 190,000 square meters of farmland, a network of organic producers across the Chouf and north Lebanon, and now the newly opened farm restaurant.Serving a set weekday menu and a Sunday buffet, more than 70 percent of the traditional Lebanese food served at the restaurant comes from the surrounding Batroun farm.Both Obeid and his wife Rosy are passionate about educating the next generation about organic farming and nature more broadly.For Obeid, organic farming is also way to connect with the nation's storied Epicurean heritage.Obeid points out that not too long ago, all Lebanese food was organic.
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