Is a sustainable diet a healthy diet?

There’s plenty of literature out there about healthy eating and what a healthy diet looks like, however there’s much less about sustainable diets (i.e. what’s the best diet for the planet). Studies on the former are starting to be done (especially in Europe), and researchers are beginning to explore the connection between a healthy diet … More Is a sustainable diet a healthy diet?

Regenerative Agriculture Update

Following up on my post from January 2nd, here’s an update on the proposed Regenerative Agriculture standards. To recap these new standards would not replace USDA Organic Standards, but rather build upon them in certain areas. The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation defines regenerative agriculture as “any system of agriculture that continuously improves the cycles on which it relies, … More Regenerative Agriculture Update

Regenerative Agriculture – a new farming standard?

What is it? Regenerative agriculture is a new proposed agriculture standard from the Rodale Institute. Essentially it takes the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) and expands on it. This new standard includes areas that are unfortunately not a part of the NOP, such as “social fairness” (i.e. farmworker rights). A farmer that meets all program … More Regenerative Agriculture – a new farming standard?

Harvesting water to harvest more plants

What is Rainwater Harvesting? Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater by “capturing, storing and directing rainwater runoff and putting it to use”, says the Colorado State Extension. Generally rainwater is collected from a residential roof and stored in a container (barrel or plastic tank) of some kind. Water can also be collected from concrete … More Harvesting water to harvest more plants