So what’s the solution? For starters, increasing crop diversity. Currently, only four crops – sugarcane, rice, corn and wheat – account for more than 50% of all crops grown worldwide.* We’re growing fewer crops on more land and that lack of diversity means less resilience. That’s why we seek out more diverse ingredients for our products, and why we’re partnering with farmers and suppliers who incorporate practices that prioritize soil health, like using cover crops and organic amendments, and leave the land in better shape for future generations. In a nutshell, that’s what regenerative agriculture is about. It’s a fancy term for getting back to basics. This is why we’re proud to source 17% of our ingredients (based on weight in FY2020) with USDA Organic Certification, which prioritizes soil health, a key regenerative agriculture principle, and we will be growing that number over time.
FAO, FAOSTAT 2018 Production. [Cited 13 October 2020].