Beneath our feet is the largest carbon deposit in the world: soil. To be more specific, healthy soil is the largest carbon deposit available to us — and we’ve been taking it for granted.
Since the 1970's over 30% of the Earth's topsoil has been lost due to chemical/industrial agriculture practices, and it takes over 100 years to produce one single inch of new, healthy topsoil. Unless, of course, we change the way our agricultural system works altogether.
Companies like Global Organics are working to rethink how we grow, harvest and produce our food. For more than 20 years, Global Organics has proudly partnered with the Native Green Cane Project in Brazil – the largest sustainable agriculture project in the world.
Since non-gmo, USDA organic sugar isn’t available in bulk in the US, it’s incredibly important that our sugar source be meaningful, responsible and go above and beyond just “organic”. This is why we are immensely proud to work with Global Organics as our high quality, organic & regenerative sugar source.
They have a closed-loop sugarcane process that puts the focus on maintaining a healthy ecosystem, rather than maintaining a healthy crop; their sugarcane growth, production and shipping to the US is 100% carbon neutral; and they are committed to advancing their social and economic impact through programs that improve the quality of life of their employees and community.
Today, the Green Cane Project farms have close to 20,000 hectares (49,421 acres) of certified organic cane fields, and the results have been incredible:
- 100% Carbon Neutral – from the fields to our warehouses in North America and Europe
- 47,000 tons of CO2 eliminated from the atmosphere
- 49+ Endangered species have been found within our sugar cane fields
- 1,000,000+ Trees planted to create 11,000 acres
- Higher resistance to drought and pest damage
- 23 times the biodiversity of conventional fields, including many rare species
Tea, SCOBY, Sugar. These are the 3 magic ingredients when it comes to making kombucha, so understandably, their quality matters immensely. Equally important is their story. How did this ingredient find its way to our door? At FedUp Foods, we use our buying power as a conduit of change — keeping the full supply chain in mind, from how it’s grown, harvested and shipped, to the humans working to make it all happen. We’re proud to be one of the largest clients for Global Organics, and support the fantastic work they continue to do every year.