State-of-the-art instrumentation is analysing carbon sequestration and emissions of fields − plants wake up early to do their job
The carbon footprint calculation of food doesn’t currently take into account the role soil plays in the climate impact of food production. In fact, soil not only binds carbon when, e.g., grasses are growing, it also generates greenhouse gases. Valio’s goal is to reset milk’s carbon footprint to zero by 2035. Doing this requires more accurate information about how soil factors into the equation. That is why there are currently four Valio farms measuring the carbon balance of soil. The dairy farmers are actually also grass farmers − and while grass is the most important food for cows, it also binds carbon.
Measuring the soil’s carbon footprint is a cooperation project
Peatland emissions can be reduced with the right farming
Carbon farmers store carbon dioxide in soil
Our carbon footprint won’t reset overnight
Mr Juha Nousiainen