It’s rare to see a documentary about global warming that actually provides solutions to the problems in the world but here it is. Ground-breaking Netflix documentary Kiss The Ground explores how we can potentially reverse the effects of global warming by drawing carbon from the atmosphere back into plants and soil.
Biosequestration is the storage and removal of carbon from the atmosphere by photosynthetic plants and bacteria. We have so many ways of doing this, many of which are explored in the documentary.
Particularly close to our own hearts at FGS Agri, is regenerative agriculture and conservation agriculture. Ensuring the soil is full of organic nutrients and that all farmland is rich in biodiversity will have a hugely positive impact on the planet.
We are passionate about reducing or even eliminating the use of artificial fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides. Instead, we advocate the use of bio-fertilisers such as digestate through our sister company FGS Organics. Natural farming is fast gaining popularity and should be supported by the agricultural industry, government and consumers.
Is waste really waste?
This is a big question and one we hear all the time. There is almost nothing that can’t be recycled, reused, repurposed or used to generate energy. Food waste can be turned into green energy and biofertiliser; food & garden waste can be turned into compost; wood can be turned into biomass energy; paper can be made into bedding for livestock. The possibilities are endless.
VeriGreen’s closed loop recycling model takes the question of waste and takes it one step further. Food grows in the soil, food waste is then processed into clean, green energy through anaerobic digeston. The bi-product of this process is a nutrient rich bio-fertiliser which can be applied directly back onto the soil.
What else can be done?
Other tools and techniques to consider include:
- Seaweed farming
- Tree intercropping
- Green roofs and living walls
- Farmland irrigation
- Managed grazing
Watch the trailer below and stream the full film on Netflix now. You can also contact us at FGS Agri to find out how we can help you become part of the solution.