The connection between our food production and human health is complex, but the emerging evidence is clear: agriculture and human health are connected and it’s time to act on what we know.
Love this! Understanding soul health transformed my own health and the health of my clients dramatically
So take better care of the soil, to take better care of our food, to take better care of us! What are the biggest barriers to getting this food in the hands of consumers? I know last week you highlighted the marketing problem and the focus on human health as the solution. But I've never really seen something labeled as "regenerative" at the grocery store, and this is the only place I've seen education on why regenerative farming is good for humans. So what are those barriers keeping information from the hands of consumers?
Meg--you should also check out the research we are doing at the Bionutrient Institute/Bionutrient Food Association. David Montgomery and Anne Bikle, the two authors of the article you referenced, have a new book coming out next week called "What Your Food Ate" and our work is featured in that book.
Thank you for writing this. We believe if we as farmers keep working to improve the immune systems of our soils that produce food, the science will catch up. Its not enough to just grow grain regeneratively and sell the the elevator to be commingled with conventional grains. We direct market grains, stone milled flour & full nutrition artisan pasta to help people know where their food comes from. Our exclusive nutritional label for our pasta shows the grain grown within our system is higher in protein, minerals and liver in calories.
Hi Meg! I'm a clinical nutritionist and I've been quite active in the regen ag community for several years now, so I really appreciate your wonderful articles connecting soil health and human health. I think it's also important for us to realize that healthier soil not only offers us more nutrient-dense food, but it has a profound impact on optimizing our human microbiomes, which is an area we need much more research in! Wouldn't it be great if we had a study looking at the microbiomes of folks that ate more regeneratively raised foods vs. standard American diets? :) I did a webinar last year called "Regenerating Human Health: The Soil & Human Microbiomes" that you might find of interest - https://youtu.be/Gft3vunRrDc