What’s wrong with our soil?
More than half of our planet’s agricultural soils have degraded. Poor soil quality leads to loss of nutrients in the food we grow. Infact, today’s fruits and vegetables contain 90% fewer nutrients compared to fruits and vegetables from just a few decades ago.
Soil also holds water. Degraded soil quality has led to more intense floods and droughts across the globe as the soil is unable to absorb and regulate water.
Lastly, soil is absolutely vital for carbon sequestration.
Why must we save soil?
We’re living stressful lives in polluted cities. Health is on top of most people’s minds. Even if we change our diet and aim to eat healthy, it’s important that our food be grown in good quality soil so that we can enjoy all the nutrients that should typically be present in our fruits and vegetables.
Our water supplies are dwindling and the carbon in our atmosphere is rising. Healthy soil supports a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem that can support complex hydroecology and carbon sequestration.
Who started the Save Soil movement?
Save Soil is a global movement launched by Sadhguru, to address the soil crisis by bringing together people from around the world to stand up for Soil Health, and supporting leaders of all nations to institute national policies and actions toward increasing the organic content in cultivable Soil.
How can you save soil?
I’m sure tree plantation is a strategy that crossed many people’s minds. But for those of us who don’t have the resources to organize a tree plantation campaign or the space to plant trees and have the desire to do more; you can begin by consuming products that don’t degrade our soil further.
By switching to a plant-based diet that is locally grown and seasonal, you don’t create undue pressure on local resources and support the health of your local ecology and thus, soil health.
By switching to plant-based and plastic-free personal care, you stop harsh and toxic chemicals and non-biodegradable materials from polluting our soil. Thankfully, we’ve got just the fix for you. Shop our clean, conscious and effective range of products here.