At High Quality Organics,
we passionately believe organic agriculture is the best way to preserve our planet, protect all people and nourish our future. Sustainability to us means we meet our nutritional needs without compromising the future generations’ ability to meet theirs.
In order to grow healthy organic food, growers need healthy soil.
At every level of growth, our organic farmers use natural cultivation practices to ensure healthy soil and high quality crops. Maintaining high quality soil without the use of chemicals or synthetic fertilizers helps create more sustainable systems for growth. According to American Microbiologist, Elaine Ingham, just one teaspoon of compost-rich organic soil may host as many as 600 million to 1 billion helpful bacteria from 15,000 species. Our suppliers use specific organic management practices that increase the return of carbon to the soil, raising productivity and favoring carbon storage. Studies show that organic agriculture systems can actually reduce carbon dioxide and help slow climate change.
Environmental benefits to earth, animals and welfare
Organic farming practices result in numerous environmental benefits, like helping the earth’s water conservation and overall water health. When our water supply is at risk, people and the planet suffer. Substances like chemicals, harmful pesticides, toxic fertilizers, and animal waste are in fact major water pollution threats. Many organic crops that are grown require less irrigation and excess water than conventional crops. Organic farming also supports animal health and welfare, by preserving more natural habitat areas and encouraging insects, birds, and other living things to co-exist. Animals that live on organic farms are exposed to chemical-free, clean atmospheres that help keep them naturally healthy and resistant against disease.
Did you know?
Rodale Institute of Organic Research shows that, “If only 10,000 medium sized farms in the U.S. converted to organic production, they would store so much carbon in the soil that it would be equivalent to taking 1,174,400 cars off the road, or reducing car miles driven by 14.62 billion miles.
Our partnership with farmers
We directly partner with farmers that share our commitment to organics, sustainability, and biodiversity. As part of our organic suppliers’ qualifications, we have begun the study of regeneration of different bark species that we harvested to ensure that we never over-harvest from a single tree. Over the years, we have collected enough data to understand the period of regeneration for various species of trees and always ensure that our organic farmers harvest these sustainably.
In organic agriculture, almost 70% of CO2 emissions were due to fuel consumption and the production of machinery, while in conventional systems 75% of the CO2 emissions are ascribed to N-fertilizers, feedstuff and fuels.