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The Organic Food Company You Forgot King Charles Owned
By CRYSTAL ANTONACE
The newly-appointed King Charles III has always believed in caring for the Earth in a way that is sustainable for all living beings. Among the King’s many environmental efforts, his world philosophy led him to develop an interest in organic farming, and eventually into food company ownership.
In 1985, King Charles III began an organic venture on The Duchy of Cornwall's Home Farm by turning it into a "completely organic farming system." He founded Duchy Originals in the ‘90s to sell organic foods from the farm, and included items like milk, carrots, oats, parsnips, and beets.
Duchy Originals wasn’t successful until its merger with Waitrose in 2009, and in 2017, the company made $231 million in sales. In 2020, King Charles did not renew the lease for Home Farm, with CNN speculating that he will soon give Duchy Originals to his son, Prince William.