The problems with chemical agriculture
Other agricultural practices can impact the climate. Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are widely used in agriculture, and are often made from fossil fuels. Manufacturing and transporting these chemicals uses significant quantities of energy and produces greenhouse gases. Not surprisingly, studies have shown that chemical farming uses considerably more energy per unit of production than organic farms, which do not use these chemical inputs. In addition, the use of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers in soils produces nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is approximately 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere. Organic farms rely on natural manure and compost for fertilizer and store much more carbon in the soil, keeping it out of the atmosphere.
Food that's closer to home
Currently, the average meal travels 700 miles from the farm to plate. Food that is grown closer to home will have fewer associated transportation emissions, be fresher, and support local farmers. And as the distance food travels decreases, so does the need for processing and refrigeration to reduce spoilage. This is why we partner with SoCal farmers.
KaleCart's No-Impact Commitment
From inception, we've pledged to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. We fully believe that we have a responsibility to set an example as a delivery service to show that smarter logistics allow for vehicle-less operation.