A conversation with Martin Reiter, former senior manager at Airbnb and Wayfair, and prior to this at McKinsey and Groupon, about what excites him about regeneration, where are the Steve Jobs and Elon Musk of regenerative agriculture going to build companies, and how can we help more talent flow into the space?
Josh and Rebecca Tickell – If you like sick people and climate chaos keep investing in chemical agriculture
A conversation with Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, producers, directors, and writers of the movie Common Ground and previously Kiss the Ground. We talk about their two movies, food choices and their impact on the environment and health, the chemical agriculture model going bankrupt and much more.
A conversation with Zach Ben, cofounder, along with his wife Mary, of Bidii Baby Foods, an indigenous baby food line created by farmers and new parents to increase access to traditional foods in early childhood. We talk about the role of farming and stewarding the land in Navajo Nation and the role of nutrition and health with newborns.
Tina Owens – Only 1% of nutrition data is tracked on food labels and that means lots of opportunities for companies
A conversation with Tina Owens, regenerative agriculture consultant and part of the Nutrient Density Alliance (for Regenerative Agriculture), about the state of the nutrient density space, the research, why life cycle assessments are broken and a lot more.
Olivier Husson – Photosynthesis is the biggest lever we have in health, climate, droughts, floods, but most plants are too sick to do it properly
A conversation with Olivier Husson, an engineer in agronomy working on a health approach based around the balance of Eh (electrons) and pH (protons) in soil, plants, microorganisms, animals etc. Unbalanced Eh-pH conditions lead to poor nutrition and poor photosynthesis, and as a consequence, pests and pathogens attack oxidized plants.
Erin Martin – Saving $750K by providing nutrient dense fruit and vegetables to 50 people with severe diabetes for 12 months
A conversation with Erin Martin, director of Fresh RX, about insurance providers and what is holding them back, why we haven’t seen any outcome-based structures being set up, where is the first social impact bond in healthy nutrient-dense food, savings, diet-related diseases and more.
David LeZaks and David Strelneck – Why the USDA gave a $600K grant to figure out how to pay farmers for quality
A conversation with David LeZaks of The Croatan Institute and David Strelneck of Nourish about regeneration and the nourishing economy space, nutrient density and diversity, the connection of soil health and human health and more.
What we learned in 2022 about nutrient density in food, farmers’ philosophy, enabling technologies and satellites and redesigning products
Wow! What a year it has been. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier we find ourselves in a war in Europe, crazy energy and food prices and extreme high inflation rates in general.
In an ideal world farms applying regenerative practises are more resilient, but as we saw with the story of Josh Heyneke, founder of Parc Carreg, farms can get into trouble very quickly when input prices spike (in this case organic grain from Ukraine to feed the ducks). It seems like Josh and his partner Abigail will make it through the winter and are building hard on their more resilient future, which will include climate neutral eggs!
With this post we wrap up the year and we look forward to regenerating more soils and many more hectares in 2023 and beyond!
Toby Kiers, Executive Director & Chief Scientist at SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks) shares about their research into the mycorrhiza network, mapping biodiversity, DNA sequences of mycorrhizal fungi and a lot more about the wonderful world under our feet. She is the Jane Goodall of fungi (according to the words of previous guest Rose Marcario, former CEO of Patagonia).
Zuzanna Zielińska – Women’s hormonal health starts with regenerative agriculture and the focus on quality and nutrient density food
A conversation with Zuzanna Zielińska, founder of Harvest Care, about women’s hormonal health, the PCOS syndrome, and the connection between regenerative agriculture and healthcare. She is one of the co-founders of the Coalition of Health Professionals for Regenerative Agriculture.