With kratom gaining more popularity, it seems like everyone wants to get a taste of this remarkable plant. Many people swear by it when it comes to alleviating discomfort and promoting relaxation and a good mood. A few years back when kratom wasn’t exactly well-known, there was a lot of skepticism surrounding it. Today we witness a situation where kratom is slowly gaining recognition for the benefits it might offer. In 2020 it was estimated that there are around 10-15 million people who use kratom every day in the U.S. Not to mention all the other places in the world where kratom is adored and consumed on a daily basis. This means that the demand for kratom is on the rise, exposing a new problem – over-farming or over-cultivation. Let’s shine a light on what over-cultivation is and how we at GRH Kratom work to avoid it!
Over-Cultivation – a significant issue
Over-farming, also known as over-cultivation, is one issue we face every day on a global level. Over-cultivation is the process of farming a piece of land so much it starts deteriorating and becomes useless. When soils lose their nutrients, they’re no longer available for cultivation, posing a threat to humanity.
While humans take measures to prevent other major global issues, it seems like over-cultivation is not very attention-grabbing. As a whole, not much happening around the world to preserve soils. Even though it’s very dangerous and essentially harmful to us, it’s not given the attention & action that it should – in fact, it’s something that we neglect and postpone all the time. So, how can we work to avoid it? Well, it’s not impossible – in fact, conscious consumption is more than doable, especially nowadays.
Our kratom and how we work to avoid over-cultivation
Kratom is a major source of profit for farmers in Indonesia and has become the same for many companies that sell it. This means that people are trying to sell it without paying attention to the issue of over-cultivation.
Although the growing demand for various products is understandable due to increasing population, over-cultivation might damage to our soils to an irreversible point. While we love being able to share kratom with as many people as possible, we also work very hard to make sure we don’t exhaust any crops or lands on the farm where we source our kratom from. Gaining profit from kratom is always secondary. Quality, honesty, and ethical sourcing are the most important founding pillars of our company.
Without these values, our kratom would not be half as good as it is right now – and that’s all because we work closely with a family-owned kratom farm in Indonesia that harvests and grounds all of our kratom before sending it to us. We always make sure to purchase the best kratom when it’s in season instead of just buying kratom all the time without even caring for its quality and purity for the sake of profit. This is why our kratom is one of the best in Texas and why it always stays the same without change in quality – so when we say that our kratom is farm-to-market and always fresh, we really mean it!
We’re firm believers that kratom is best enjoyed in its full potential, and that means healthy soil and ethical farming are important. When you source and handle kratom with care, it unleashes all of its incredible effects we’ve grown to love.
Our founder/CEO Kemal Whyte is the one who created the relationship we have with our kratom farm and kratom farmer, Hari. Thanks to Kemal and Hari, the farm we work with always works against over-farming.
Over-cultivation of kratom farms is an issue that’s growing, but we believe that everyone can help slow down the process. At the end of the day, we should all strive to protect our crops and preserve their quality. That’s the only way to ensure that the kratom we have is always fresh, clean, and high-quality!
We hope this blog helps you understand more about the intricacies of farming, and why it’s so important to take care of the land you farm on. Farming quickly depletes soil of nutrients, and over-farming can lead to serious consequences in the long run. That’s why we work so hard to ensure the best farming practices are in use at the kratom farm we work with. The work they do impacts the quality of all our kratom products, so we take it very seriously indeed.
We work with a large family-owned farm, and they are careful to harvest kratom in a way that avoids over-farming. Each area is left to grow in-between harvests. That’s so that no plants are overly depleted, and no soil is left barren. Over-farming is serious, and GRH Kratom is serious about preventing it. We truly believe this is why our kratom is some of the best on the market!