– July 20, 2007
Anton Muhajir, Contributor, Tabanan
When I Gede Hanjaya’ wife Franziska Rapp was suddenly diagnosed with breast cancer, her doctor suggested she undergo surgery and avoid foods with chemical additives.
Hanjaya, a successful garment manufacturer, changed his life to do so. Leaving his business, he developed an organic farming site in his hometown of Tabanan regency, around 70 kilometers west of Denpasar.
“I wanted to produce healthy food for my family,” he said.
For the last 10 years, Hanjaya and his family have consumed fresh, chemical- and pesticide-free produce, with good results.