Terra Optima leverages the power of nature and modern technologies to close the loop on food waste and restore our rapidly degrading soils. This means transforming organic wastes into high-value products to improve agriculture, tackling climate change and preventing soil erosion for our future generations. Canada wastes over half (58%) of all food grown, with a majority being sent to landfills. Here, the waste decomposes into methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Our process involves the use of insects and micro-organisms to rapidly digest these food byproducts. We transform and return their nutrients and carbon back into the ground in the form of soil amendments and organic fertilizers. This means closing the loop on food waste and creating circularity within our supply chains. As a lab, we are testing the most effective and productive means to process food wastes, sequester carbon, and improve food production with the objective of growing more food, more sustainably.
- Environmental Services
Winter 2022 Cohort