Pollinators and dung beetles are both important. It’s not a competition. Though still nice to hear all the love for dung beetles in the above clip considering all the shit that dung beetles have to deal with on a daily … Continue reading The critical role of dung beetles in nutrient & microbial cycling
I was recently on a Zoom call conversation with a few other people to talk about methane. I did most of the talking during this conversation. That call was also recorded for one other person who wasn’t able to attend. … Continue reading The Methane Chronicles: Plus why you can’t discuss methane without discussing hydroxyl radicals
I’m always somewhat bemused by “beef industry” criticism especially when it comes from media sources and organizations receiving a lot of funds from oligarchs heavily invested in alternative proteins. Why so bemused? Because beef is the least vertical of all … Continue reading Thoughts on de-industrializing the “beef industry”
Below is some Q &A with Greg Gunthorp [GG] and Carrie Balkcom [CB] regarding new “Product of USA” labeling rules being considered by the USDA. As discussed below, if these rules are implemented, any livestock meat product labeled “Product of … Continue reading Truth in advertising, therefore no more fraudulent “Product of U.S.A.” labels!
At last year’s National Product Expo West, after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19, attendance had been down. I’d guesstimate that attendance last year was down 40% or so. But this year, everything was pretty much back to normal … Continue reading Regen Ag ingredients, products, supply chains and more at this year’s Natural Products Expo West
This past spring in Santa Barbara, California, I had the opportunity to listen to and meet Dr. Chris Palmer at the 2022 Metabolic Health Summit. Palmer is currently the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean … Continue reading It’s the mitochondria, stupid !
If people want to follow plant based or plant centric dietary patterns, I really don’t care. I care even less when such people recognize the importance of producing their plant food in regenerative agroecological systems of food production especially integrated … Continue reading Comparative physiology debunked
PREFACE: The first week of this past August, I heard a presentation by Dr. James F. White, Jr. at the Acres’ Soil Health Summit in Sacramento, California. This was a very provocative presentation. Unfortunately, to my knowledge, this presentation wasn’t … Continue reading Endophytes, rhizophagy and One Health
I’m sort of a soil nerd. Well, not sort of…I’m a HUGE soil nerd. Most of my environmental and food perspective is based upon what improves or degrades the health of soil ecosystems. Why? Because soil health largely determines planetary … Continue reading Soil and human gut dysbiosis
One of the most meaningless stats bantered about by sophists is “grams of protein”. Why? Because proteins from different sources of food have different amino acid compositions and different bio-availability. So arguing that 100 grams of kidney beans has the … Continue reading Grams of protein in context
When you listen to journalists, sophists, and too many climate scientists, you’d think that cattle were the only source of atmospheric methane [CH4] and that their burps were solely to blame for climate change. While I’m being a tad bit … Continue reading The PMOH Cycle
Okay, my last blog was a review of a very underwhelming book with a lot of agenda driven misinformation based on a lot of poorly derived statistics. So just wanted to provide the below suggested reading list. If you’re truly … Continue reading Regenerative Ag, a suggested reading list