Harris Farm Markets urges all consumers, retailers, suppliers and farmers to take a closer look at farming practices and where their food comes from.
According to the United Nations, there is a risk that traditional farming practices will damage native soils and reduce the number of crops to just 60.
In addition, traditional agriculture is the second largest contributor to carbon in the atmosphere.
Regenerative agriculture has the ability to fix carbon from the atmosphere and thus act as a solution to climate change.
“Australia is an agricultural powerhouse. However, if we do not start innovating our way of production, there is a risk of irreversible damage to our soil, affecting our food supply and quality, ”said Harris Farm Markets Co-CEO Angus Harris.
"If you are concerned about climate change, the easiest way to do your bit is to buy products from regenerative farms."
Leading sustainability experts, industry associations and partners, Charlie Arnott, Land to Market Australia, the Mullmoon Institute, YLAD Living Soils and the regenerative beef manufacturer and supplier Provenir are involved in the conversation.
Charlie Arnott, biodynamic farmer and regenerative agricultural crusader, says, "Before we can make changes to our paddocks, we need to switch the paddock between our ears."
Harris Farm Markets and their fight for sustainability
Harris Farm Markets currently has more than 120 regeneratively grown products in store and online.
Mr. Harris continues, “There is no doubt that nutrients and microbiology in soil are superior in taste and quality. It is therefore not surprising that even without consumers understanding the essentials, we frequently sell products made from regeneratively grown produce, including eggs from Mulloon Creek Natural Farms that are flying off our shelves. "
Harris Farms Markets knows that their food is only as sustainable as the environment.
As a result, more than 40 tons of humus compost were made from food waste collected in their warehouses.
"With only 60 crops of food left to support the top soil, responsibility for environmental impact rests on the choices we make every day," says Harris.
"Our overall goal is to educate consumers, retailers, farmers and suppliers and to motivate them to focus on regenerative agriculture and healthy soil."