“Part of living is killing. I don’t care if you eat vegan or you eat meat, you are responsible for death. I would argue that if you’re vegan, you are responsible for way more death than if you eat a … Continue reading Life and death from the soil food web on up
Will, . Loved your most recent blog post: Will’s Wisdom: Think About This When You Eat an Impossible Burger. I call burgers made from beef from holistically grazed ranches “regenerative burgers”. Conversely, I refer to the plant based analogs from … Continue reading An open letter to Will Harris at White Oak Pastures
(Above photograph from the Kansas Farmers Union) – Just below is a post I read on Facebook by agronomist Dale Strickler, who I recently quoted in a couple recent blog entries. I’m sharing now so that hopefully this post will … Continue reading Guest post: 10 points on land management by Dale Strickler
Growing up north of Chicago with family in Southern Illinois, as a child, meant many hours spent being driven down state and back upstate gazing at miles and miles of soybean fields for as far as the eye could see. … Continue reading Soy 101
With a mixture of defiance and bravado, Impossible Foods’ CEO Pat Brown recently challenged anyone questioning his decision to use American GMO soy beans in his flagship product, the Impossible Burger Version 2.0. Citing constraints on the availability of organic … Continue reading The Ecocide Burger
If you’ve listened to any of Gabe Brown’s many Youtube videos, you can hear his voice in your head as you read through his recently released book, Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture. In his book, Gabe … Continue reading Dirt to Soil, a book review (The Gospel of Gabe)
Josh Tickell in his new book, Kiss the Ground, travels to Paris and across the United States to research and raise awareness of the role and potential that soil has to mitigate climate change and alleviate hunger. During these travels, … Continue reading Kiss the Ground, a book review
If you believe all the headlines, in a few short years or even less time, the way meat is grown will radically change. Brewing like tanks full of dividing cells will replace farms and factory farms raising livestock, thus no … Continue reading Lab meat: More hype than substance?
A couple years ago, I attended the Natural Product Expo West for the first time. The section of the main exhibit hall that I first wandered into was row after row of nutraceutical suppliers. These suppliers, including many from China, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Expos
“In soil/natural ecosystems, microorganisms including bacteria and fungi exist in a very large number and play a very crucial role in maintaining major biogeochemical cycles, plant nutrition, plant health, soil fertility, soil structure, and degrading organic pollutants and remediation of … Continue reading It’s the Soil Biology, Stupid!