Category Archives: Nutrient Dense Food

Nutrient dense food depends on healthy soils – biologically active soils

There is Hope Despite Passing the Carbon Tipping Point in September

After a week of struggling with my feelings about humanity, and what we do to each other, to life, to the land and to the Earth, and then learning that we passed the carbon tipping point in September (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/goodbye-world-weve-passed-the-carbon-tipping-point-for-good), I … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: A New Chapter of Agricultural Practice

Let us stand in front of this new knowledge (our collective enlightenment that we are all experiencing due to the extraordinary unfolding revelations about the soil microbiome) with a sense of reverence and inquiry, as this will assist our strivings … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Dirt Medicine by Hannah Renglich

“somehow still believing – a magical secret scorching through my pocket – that the answers are not as valuable as the questions” Continue reading

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International Year of Pulses 2016

By celebrating pulses in 2016, we can all help to increase public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses, how to use them as a good source of protein in our diet over meat, and encourage farm practices that use … Continue reading

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Do Crops Grown Indoors Nourish Us?

I found this news release alarming. Can someone please test the nutrient density of this produce? Can we really produce healthy food without soil and sunshine? I don’t want to eat this stuff! future-of-farming-montreal-area-operation-grows-crops-indoors-year-round As my colleague states ever so … Continue reading

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Publication of my Nuffield Study Report

Executive Summary Agriculture 3.0: a New Paradigm for Agriculture Study Topic: As a 2013 Nuffield Scholar, Gayl is seeking to redefine what it really means to be sustainable in food and farming, by asking: ‘If Agriculture 1.0 is subsistence farming … Continue reading

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Is Cuban Agriculture a Model for Ag3.0?

Until 1989, Cuban agriculture was similar to what we would have seen in North America; modern equipment, monoculture and dependence on inputs. Cuba depended highly on an international market, with a good trade agreement for their sugar with Russia and … Continue reading

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