Erik Kobayashi-Solomon writes in Forbes about a Kansas-based sustainable agriculture startup.
- PrairieFood is a Kansas-based farming startup that creates biomass waste that can draw more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere while improving soil health.
- The company has found that applying 40 gallons of its solution on one acre of land can increase the Soil Organic Matter (SOM) by one percentage point over a single season, which is a 10 fold increase in SOM that is seen when using traditional fertilizers.
- PrairieFood estimates that if the 12.5 billion acres of land that is used for agriculture worldwide experienced a 1% increase in SOM, nearly 180 gigatons of carbon would be pulled from the atmosphere.
Read the full article here.