April 5, 2023

The dirty secret weapon that can help us fight climate change

What if we told you that soil can make a huge impact as part of a strategy to combat the climate crisis?

When you think of climate change and what can be done to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, a lot of things might come to mind - solar panels, electric vehicles, recycling, the list goes on. But there’s one ‘negative emissions technology’ (technology that pulls carbon from the atmosphere) that many people don’t know about - soil!

How healthy soil helps the environment

Healthy soil is not only needed for plant health, it’s also critical for the environment. Soil actually acts as a carbon ‘sink’, trapping (or sequestering) carbon for a very long time. Because soil is, in part, broken-down plant matter, the carbon that was initially contained in the once-plants are now trapped in the soil.

However, our current agricultural practices has resulted in approximately 50 to 70 percent of the carbon originally trapped in soil being released into the atmosphere, as it is oxidised by the air and turns into carbon dioxide.

To put this all in perspective, scientists estimate that soils could trap up to one billion additional tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere every year. 

So what needs to happen for our soil to be a force for change in our fight against global warming? Well, it comes down to improving soil health and land restoration. By improving the health of the soil, its ability to trap and keep carbon improves significantly. This is where Superfly fertiliser can come in and help.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no - it’s Superfly!

Our Superfly fertiliser is certified organic and packed full of beneficial microbes (240 million per gram, in fact), making it the perfect candidate for improving and preserving soil health. In addition to this, our fertiliser is made from 100% Black Soldier Fly frass, which means that it is chock-full of carbon that is fed to the microbes in the soil, improving the soil’s ability to store carbon.

If this wasn’t enough, the production of our fertiliser actually offsets carbon in and of itself - by using the power of black soldier flies to transform food waste into organic fertiliser, we offset 5 kg of CO2e per kg!

Get in touch with us today to experience the power of Superfly yourself.

Raghav Sharma

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