We cannot ignore the impact that eating meat potentially has on the environment. Over recent years we have come to understand that modern farming systems have had a very damaging effect on the delicate world around us.
The way in which we produce pigs aims to achieve “net zero” carbon emissions.
Whilst farming animals is often cited as a major contributor of greenhouse gases, it can in fact be part of the solution to global warming.
St Piran’s Pork is produced in a regenerative farming system. This means that the production of the pig, instead of having a negative environmental impact, has a positive one.
This is achieved in a number of ways.
St Piran’s Pork doesn’t rely on the import of soya beans , as other pigs do, for dietry protein. Soya bean production and shipping is an environmental disaster story. Large swathes of rain forest are cleared for soya production, before the beans are grown using chemicals and then transported thousands of miles by ship and road. Instead we prefer to source locally grown protein such as beans and sunflower seeds.
St Piran’s Pork is produced using homegrown grains which are not treated with harmful pesticides and fungicides. This is much better for the soil, the pig and ultimately us. We believe that a focus on the nutrition of the plant, the pig and the human, lie at the heart of a regenerative, highly sustainable farming future.
There are also several ways that we can reverse the carbon legacy normally associated with meat production. Cultivating the land less, not ploughing as often and growing cover crops are all very effective ways of sequestering carbon.
In addition, we do all that we can to help wildlife thrive on the farm. This can range from habitat creation with wildflower meadows, tree planting and practicing non–interventional woodland and scrub management.
St Piran’s Pork:
Happy Pigs, Happy Planet, Happy Eating.