DID YOU KNOW? BUCKWHEAT:
Naturally protects soil,
Bees love buckwheat;
back to the soil
USES LESS MOISTURE
Uses half of the soil moisture compared to
We, here at Saint Michael Foods, want to be mindful of doing what we can to help reduce global warming and climate change. Our choice to use buckwheat as the main ingredient in our delicious food and beverages enables us too achieve that goal.
BUCK aims to tread lightly on Mother Earth, so we can build a brighter future for generations to come. Buckwheat requires the least amount of water to grow compared to soy, oats or almonds (10 times less water than almonds, to be exact!).
Since buckwheat requires little or no chemicals (that is detrimental to the lives of bees) to grow, it is a favourable crop for bees. Beekeepers love buckwheat as it helps to preserve and expand their bee population. In fact, 1 acre of buckwheat field supports 1 beehive.
NO HERBICIDES OR PESTICIDES
Buckwheat naturally mitigates weeds, and does not require herbicides. Buckwheat does not carry any known diseases, so it does not require fungicides or insecticides. It can be grown back to back without the fear of infection, unlike many other crops.
Buckwheat is more than just good for the earth; it renews the environment in which it grows. Buckwheat accesses phosphorus and nitrogen that other plants can't access. When it decomposes it makes these nutrients available for other plants. How cool is that?
ENRICHES THE SOIL
Buckwheat leaves form a canopy, which acts as a natural weed suppressor. No need for nasty herbicides. We love that buckwheat renews the ecosystem in which it grows by giving back to the environment.
Did you know that over fertilization of farmlands accounts for 80% of nitrous oxide (N2O) emission into our atmosphere? And that N2O is 300 times more potent at warming our planet than CO2?
8L of our BUCK mylk saves 1kg of CO2e* from our atmosphere. Now that's worth celebrating!
*(estimated equivalent of NO2 greenhouse emission from 1 acre of over-fertilized crops.)