Tag Archives: food security

Episode 4: Mineral Balancing in the Diet

Graphic illustrates relative amounts of mineral nutrients found in a natural diet.

Podcast Transcript: An Excess of One Nutrient Can Create Deficiencies in Others The concept of balancing minerals within the diet has been understood by life science researchers and nutritionists for at least 50 years. Yet surprisingly, in the competitive world of nutraceuticals, the importance of balancing minerals is easily overlooked. And I don’t just mean it is overlooked by consumers ...

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Episode 2-Healthy Food Systems and Economic Growth

This image illustrates the ideal relationship between food systems, free trade, and government. A small government sits on top of a large free trade system that sits above an even larger food system.

Podcast Transcript: Hello, Last week I promised to elaborate on my cornerstones model and to explain how healthy food systems fuel growth throughout the economy. A Clean Environment Comes First Whenever I introduce the cornerstones, I always start with the environment. The reason I do this is because the environment came first. The natural resource base we live in and ...

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Episode 1: The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems are Hidden Behind Society’s Magic Eye

(podcast transcript) The Cornerstones (that Build Healthy Food Systems) are Hard to See Thank you for tuning in to episode one, where I’m going to explain why gaining access to safe. healthy food is really a simple process,  0nce you focus on setting the cornerstones in place. The problem keeping so many of us from building sustainable food systems lies ...

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Herbicide Drift Ignites a Toxic Cascade

Herbicides Don’t Just Kill Weeds In the last post, we looked at biological cascades in ecosystems.  We saw that seemingly unrelated activities are linked together through complex food webs.  Living creatures that seem unrelated at first glance turn out to be so dependent on one another that what benefits one species can benefit many.  Likewise, what hurts one can hurt ...

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A Decision Tree for Building a Farm

  Why Should I Build a Farm? The economy of the post-pandemic world has changed. As the world takes on the challenge of economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 world,  displaced workers are looking at digital sales, direct marketing, and, believe-it-or-not, organic farming as niche industries where they can hang their hats anew, and restore the success they had when the ...

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Freedom is Essential for Regenerating Healthy Food Systems

Image shows a model of healthy food systems based on 4 cornerstones of a clean environment, regenerative agriculture, nutritional health, and freedom.

Regenerative Agriculture is a Promising Approach to Building Better Food Systems.  Regenerative agriculture is rapidly becoming a buzzword, largely because it offers great promise for restoring soil and environmental health while building farm profits and improving human health and nutrition.  What is not to love about the concept? Food Systems are Built on Four Interdependent Cornerstones When we began building ...

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Online Conference Connects Soil Health to Your Health

Good Nutrition Begins On Farms and In Gardens.  Hipocrates once recognized food as the best medicine.  Of course, it goes without saying that only good food is good medicine. Food that is rich in functional vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals can support healthy body weights, combat cancer, promote sleep, and ensure a strong immune system. Today it seems like everyone is ...

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Local Farms are Key to Health and Wellness

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The dangers of glyphosate and other pesticides prevalent in modern food systems have been discussed in previous posts, including our 2016 report on glyphosate in food webs, and our 2018 interview with investigative journalist, Carey Gillam.  Like Alex Vasquez’ 2014 YouTube video that pronounced glyphosate as the toxic chemical of the year, Gillam’s book, Whitewash, represented a well thought out ...

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Libby Hamilton Joins Microbes, Minerals and Mindsets

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End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC is proud to introduce Libby Hamilton, our new co-host on Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets. Libby is a retired horticulture and AP environmental science teacher who continues to volunteer with FFA programs in her community. Her experience teaching the value of agriculture, and her insights into the need for more regenerative local food systems make her an ideal ...

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From International Business to Local Regenerative Farming

Health Concerns Led International Businessman Glen Schultz to Abandon Fortune 500 Sales and Start a Farm As Glen Schultz researched the cause of his son’s ailments, he became concerned about the way milk and other foods were being produced.  At first, he shopped from natural grocery stores.  But that wasn’t enough.  The more deeply he researched how food was being ...

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