NUTRIENT DENSITY IN FOOD SERIES
What are the connections between healthy farm practices, healthy soil, healthy produce, healthy gut and healthy people? In the Nutrient Density in Food series we go deep into the relationship between regenerative agriculture practices that build soil health and the nutritional quality of the food we end up eating.
We unpack the current state of science, the role of investments, businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs and more.
This series is supported by the A Team Foundation and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of The Environment.
The A Team Foundation supports food and land projects that are ecologically, economically and socially conscious. They contribute to the wider movement that envisions a future where real food is produced by enlightened agriculture and access to it is equal. The A Team are looking to make more investments and grants in the space of bionutrients. You can find out more on ateamfoundation.org.
The Grantham Foundation for the Protection of The Environment is a private foundation with a mission to protect and conserve the natural environment. The Grantham Foundation raises awareness of urgent environmental issues and supports organizations working to find solutions. Over the last few years, the Grantham Foundation has funded an extensive portfolio of projects focused on reducing emissions and removing carbon directly from the atmosphere.,
- Anne Biklé and David R Montgomery – After studying more than 1000 papers the definitive answer, we are what our food ate
- Zuzanna Zielińska – Women’s hormonal health starts with regenerative agriculture and the focus on quality and nutrient density food
- Fred Provenza – What should we learn from domesticated animals when it comes to food as medicine
- Stephan van Vliet – The first randomised clinical trial comparing agro-ecological grown and supermarket food
- David LeZaks and David Strelneck – Why the USDA gave a $600K grant to figure out how to pay farmers for quality
- Erin Martin – Saving $750K by providing nutrient dense fruit and vegetables to 50 people with severe diabetes for 12 months
- Pierre Weill – After certifying the quality of over $3B of animal protein a year, now turning to vegetables
- Eric Jackson – Want to work on nutrient density? Start with animal protein
- Yasmine Cathell – Deep nutrition research on a 350 hectare commercial arable farm, everything from counting worms to sap analysis
- Mary Purdy – Why a supplement company launched a flour product
- Paul Greive – How the biggest exit in regeneration led to millions of more chickens on pasture
- Erwin Westers – Supermarkets didn’t care about his quality so he focussed on selling seeds to other regenerative farmers
- Olivier Husson – Photosynthesis is the biggest lever we have in health, climate, droughts, floods, but most plants are too sick to do it properly
- Kevin Morse – Flour, flavour and nutrients, how a back to the future mill changes everything for wheat farmers
- Tina Owens – Only 1% of nutrition data is tracked on food labels and that means lots of opportunities for companies
- Sam Kass – Get people access to carrots before talking about nutrient density, former Obama’s chef and nutrition advisor turned investor says
- Zach Ben – Breaking down centuries of oppression through indigenous baby food
- Sara Balawajder – Building Lukas Walton’s impact first food and ag portfolio