Food Waste, a Problem that We Can Solve Together

Do you know how much food is wasted each day? According to the United Nations, approximately one third of all the food produced on the planet is lost for different reasons. This percentage becomes even higher in the case of vegetables. For this reason, September 29th is the International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste. We here at Naturcharc find this date to be of utmost importance.

The main recommendation to avoid this problem is through proper planning of food purchases. Naturcharc’s organic products reach the market with a special guarantee of freshness. Taking care of the entire distribution chain is an integral part of our commitment to the consumer. Precisely for this reason, it is advisable to buy the vegetables as you need them. Your supply at home stays fresh, guaranteed.

When it comes to cooking, we can also avoid waste by calculating the portions in advance as well as reusing leftover ingredients in other recipes. Thus, the ultimate goal should be zero waste, using 100% of the vegetables. Compost also plays an important role here, not only in the homes of consumers, but also on the fields themselves.

The importance of compost

What happens when the products spoil or do not meet the conditions for consumption? Traditionally, these products were discarded, which meant, in addition to the loss of the product itself, a waste of all the resources that had been used in its cultivation. Organic agriculture stands out for the use of organic compost. Naturcharc has made a strong commitment that allows us to provide 100% of our farms with organic compost, thanks to our own production plant.

Compost makes it possible to recover the nutrients present in the plant debris produced on our farms, so that they are re-integrated into the production process. In this way, crops benefit from a natural supply of nutrients that cover all their development needs. The commitment of our technicians has allowed them not only to develop our own compost, but to be able to improve its composition more and more to obtain the best combination for each crop.

Organic agriculture is based on the management of a circular economy, which for us is embodied in our motto, “everything that comes from the earth returns to the earth.” Everything is reused to keep the cycle going and each harvest helps drive the next. That is why we continue to study and strive each season to create the best organic compost possible and make the dream of zero waste come true.

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