Stepping Beyond Sustainability with Regenerative Agriculture
It’s a word we hear from a lot of brands and food sources, and it’s a first step toward a healthier planet. But is it enough?
Frankly, we don’t think so. The literal definition of “sustainable” is “harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.” Sustainable practices, while they have value, are practices that are specifically designed to keep our planet from getting worse—minimizing our footprint and the damage we create simply by living. BUT, did you know that there are tangible things we can do that actually make our existence beneficial to our planet?
Goodbye, sustainable. Hello, regenerative!
Regenerative agriculture consists of practices that benefit soil health, animal welfare, and community development. While sustainability focuses on net-zero or minimal impact, regeneration is net-positive and provides a cycle that benefits farming, supply chain, and the environment. This type of farming goes beyond sustainability, and is one of the most impactful and cohesive ways we can create meaningful change as humans.
How Chocho makes a difference.
The main ingredient we use at Mikuna is Chocho, an ancient legume used by the Inca and Tiwanaku for thousands of years as a medium for nourishment and seed saving. Chocho is nourishing for the body, the soil, and the communities where it’s grown. Here are three of the primary aspects of regenerative agriculture that we focus on at Mikuna.
What can you do to be more regenerative?
Ultimately, you can sustain AND regenerate.
Don’t get us wrong. Recycling, eating less meat, and buying sustainable products are still great ways to keep your footprint in check! But we prefer to employ practices that leave our planet better than we found it, and we’re doing it one mighty little Chocho at a time.
Welcome to the regenerative revolution.