Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet and bring awareness to the part that we all play in making the world a more sustainable place.
As stewards of the land, sugar farmers have been investing in a healthier planet for generations. They’re protecting the land that helps feed us and working to pass the American legacy of farming to the next generation.
For America’s sugar farmers and workers, producing sugar sustainably means creating a brighter future for us all. That’s why our producers are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water and soil quality, and sequester carbon. Over the past 20 years, we’ve vastly increased productivity, producing 16 percent more sugar on 11 percent less land while reducing inputs.
Through our Sugar Sustainably series, we’ve been able to document some of the ways sugar producers are continuously investing in our planet and producing America’s sweetest crop with future generations in mind. Check out a selection of stories below and view the full playlist of Sugar Sustainably stories on YouTube.
We should all be encouraged to look at ways to invest in our planet to create a brighter future. America’s sweetest industry is proud to do our part by prioritizing people, protecting the planet, producing superior products, and promoting fair-price policies.
Happy Earth Day!