How your food is grown matters. The food industry is very energy intensive due to the intricacies of its global systems. In particular, fertilizes are commonly used by farmers to speed up crop growth. Unfortunately, this practice can greatly impact the environment. Every 100 kilograms of fertilizer produces one kilogram of carbon emissions. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projected that by 2020 fertilizer use globally would be 208 billion tonnes, meaning fertilizer use alone creates just over 2 billion metric tonnes of carbon emissions. With our populations steadily increasing, it is important to find alternatives. GEC Organic Waste Composting works to create organic soil that is healthier for you and the environment by using less or no fertilizer. By supporting this project, you directly contribute to re-building our basic agricultural industry and preserving the earth.
Visit GEC’s project page to learn more.