What goes into SOIL HEALTH
Partnering with farms that implement sustainable agriculture practices can help improve and regenerate the soil for future planting and harvests. With your Real Foodprint, you’ll see the square feet of soil that can benefit from these practices with orders like yours.
Calculating Soil Health
Real Foodprint will show you improved soil health as a combination of macro and micro biodiversity, and the impact of your selected ingredients’ impact on soil structure. Acres with improved soil health are those under methods of production that cause less damage.
How we back it up
We partnered with HowGood, an independent research company, with the world’s largest database on food sustainability. They assessed each of our 53 ingredients and compared them to the industry average agricultural impact against five key metrics (reduced carbon emissions, antibiotics avoided, water saved, improved soil health, and supported organic land). For soil health specifically, they also relied on these additional resources for measurement.
European Commission Joint Research Centre European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC) Global Soil Atlas Bioversity International Agrobiodiversity Index United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
Partnering with farms that implement sustainable agriculture practices can help improve the soil for future planting and harvests. You’ll see how many acres of soil are benefitting from these practices with every order.
THE BIGGEST IMPACT
The switch from traditional to organic farming practices can make a big difference to soil health. For us, these three ingredients contributed most to soil health, listed here in order of their positive impact.
Black and Pinto Beans
Room for Improvement
In 2019, 24 million pounds out of the 86 million pounds of beef we sourced was from partners who practice rotational grazing. Rotationally grazed, grass-fed beef and organic agriculture both have the potential to improve soil health.
Helping Move Farming Forward
As part of our commitment to Cultivate a Better World, we’re partnering with farmers to make the switch from conventional to organic.
Calculate your real foodprint
Build your favorite Chipotle entrées in our Real Foodprint order simulator and we’ll show you the impact you’re helping to make when you choose Chipotle.