11-07-22 Soil Science and Bionutrition
Guest Dan Kittredge, Founder and Executive Director, Bionutrient Food Association
Did you know that some carrots can have up to 200 times more nutritional value compared to other carrots? The health of food correlates directly to the health of the soil where the food are grown. This episode begins by exploring the biological systems that produce some of the best soil for growing food. Then it delves into innovative Growing Partner and Citizen Science programs that seek to improve the nutrition density in our food supply. The Bionutrient Institute has engineered and released a hand-held consumer spectrometer, the Bionutrient Meter, used to test nutrient density at the point of purchase and bring transparency to the marketplace. The goal of this program is to empower consumers to choose their foods based on nutrient quality and to leverage economic incentives to drive full system regeneration.
Our guest, Dan Kittredge, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association (BFA). His organization focuses on understanding the nutrient density in food, how to support it, and how to incorporate it into the food supply chain. Dan has been an organic farmer for over 30 years. Through global engagement, he has become one of the leading proponents of “nutrient density,” working to demonstrate the connections between soil health, plant health, and human health through workshops, speaking engagements, social media, a YouTube channel and numerous webinars and podcasts.
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