Tag: soil health

Dan Kittredge – Local, regenerative and organic have no connection to nutrient density, soil health does

A long-overdue check-in interview with Dan Kittredge, founder of the Bionutrient Food Association. We discuss their involvement in the revolutionary beef study, all the research they have been doing and where they have been showing absolutely no connection between the labels, local, organic, regenerative, farmer’s market, etc., and nutrient density.

What has been shown is a correlation between soil health and nutrient density. All the claims about regenerative agriculture that leads to more nutrient-dense food, they are only true if it leads to healthier soil, and in some or many cases, it actually doesn’t. It all starts with the soil. Plus, very interestingly, the potential of nutrient density: most of the crops they researched scored very very poor compared to what they could have scored. The pessimist would say: look at the empty crops we are eating depleted of nutrients, the realist would say look at the amazing potential. Crops could be (on certain aspects) 10x or 20x more nutrient dense. Let’s get to work!

Paul McMahon – With over $500M invested, there is a regenerative edge of about 1-3%

A conversation with Paul McMahon, co-founder of SLM, about why it makes so much sense to put money to work in real regenerative agriculture, yields, and more importantly, profits and the regenerative edge, and more.

Few papers in regenerative agriculture have been shared more than the Investment Case for Ecological Agriculture written by Paul McMahon. We have shared it countless times, learned a whole lot from the simple investment terms describing why it makes so much sense to put money to work in real regeneration. Now it has been updated, even better, it has been completely rewritten and with a lot more science and a lot more experience from the field.

In the conversation with one of the most experienced regenerative farmland investors, we explore the modules of our recent video course on why we need to change agriculture and food systems urgently, and why now is the time to do it.

Taimur Malik – From Wall Street through GM cotton to founding Drawdown Farm in the desert of Pakistan

A conversation with Taimur Malik, founder of Drawdown Farm, a regenerative organic, biomimetic, no-till carbon farm in the Thal desert in Pakistan, about how they built one of the largest Johnson and Su compost facilities, plus the largest vermicompost in Pakistan. We talk about inputs, outputs, and why the timing is now for a regenerative transition in Pakistan and beyond!

Henry Rowlands – Listening the world’s soil heart beat cheaply, audibly, in real time

A conversation with Henry Rowlands, CEO of Soil in Formation (SIF) about how to measure a holistic set of parameters related to soil risks and soil health accurately, in-situ and in real time by using electrochemical sensors and more. Soil in Formation (SIF) is on the verge of making it possible to measure a holistic set of parameters related to soil risks and soil health accurately, in-situ and in real-time by using electrochemical sensors that are set to enable the auditable measurement of soil carbon and soil health.

Nicole Masters and Abby Rose on how tech can enable an army of creative thinking farmers

A conversation with Abby Rose, co-founder of Vidacycle Tech and co-host of Farmerama, and Nicole Masters, founder of Integrity Soils and writer of ‘For the Love of Soil’. They talk about the Soilmentor Regen Platform, empowering farmers, mindset shift, observation and critical thinking.

Mellany Klompe, leading regen farmer going all in on nutrient density

A conversation with Mellany Klompe, the Co-founder of Soil Heroes and the Director of the Soil Heroes Foundation about how measuring nutrient density is key towards having farmers as well as consumers on board with regenerative transition.

Elizabeth Whitlow on how to change the ag world with the gold standard of regen certification

What essentially is regenerative agriculture and is there a label for it? Can yet another certification change the agriculture world? In this episode of Investing in Regenerative Agriculture, ​Elizabeth Whitlow​ helps us make sense of these questions.

Cathryn Couch served 1m medically tailored meals to low income people with health challenges

Cathryn Couch has served over one million organic medically tailored meals to low income people struggling from health challenges. Cathryn is the founder and CEO for Ceres Community Project, a non-profit organization working to foster health by connecting people to one another and to a healthier food system.

Russ Conser on using birds to sell climate positive beef and why regeneration is inevitable

Russ Cosner, co-founder of StandardSoil and BlueNest Beef, talks about the potential of soil carbon in regenerative agriculture, the role of regenerative entrepreneurs and the science behind livestock farming.

Is Transition Finance key for every farmer?

Does a farmer need transition finance to start or speed up his regenerative transition? Benedikt Bösel and Koen van Seijen dug deeper into the connection between farm profitability and regenerative agriculture practices, with the co-founder and COO of Soil Capital, Nicolas Verschuere.