Archive | Social Issues

Worried about our food system? Read...

Our food system hits closer to home than you might think. I mean, we all eat several times a day, so it only makes sense that we should be connected […]

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  • 6/11

Why Agriculture is the Most Importa...

For many of us in the developed world, it can be easy to take food for granted. We have endless options of markets to choose from, and even more options […]

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  • 6/7

How One Woman is Transforming the F...

What if we could lift 150 million people out of hunger? By empowering women farmers with education, money, and other resources we could increase crop yields by 20 to 30% […]

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  • 6/5

How You Can Change a Broken Food In...

There is an exciting shift happening in the relationship between consumers and companies—consumers are driving industry change through a higher level of education and awareness when it comes to where […]

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  • 6/4

Why Big Food Should Be Afraid of Yo...

I recently spent four hours at the Nestle headquarters in Cleveland. This might surprise you, and I have to say the experience surprised me, too. So many people within the […]

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  • 5/29

Why Seed Diversity Creates a Strong...

One of my favorite tips for healthy eating is to get a wide variety of colorful plant foods. Greater dietary diversity means a wider array of nutrients to support all […]

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  • 5/28

Our Stolen Seeds: Ending the Grip o...

It’s time we took a whole-farm approach to agriculture. That means we can’t support food policy that subsidizes thousands of acres of corn, soy, and wheat that are turned into […]

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  • 5/24

The problem with our vanishing bact...

I’ve seen thousands of patients over the years who give me a confused look when I tell them we need to work on their bacteria. Now, with the trend of […]

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  • 5/21

What does your microbiome have to d...

Like many of you, I’ve tried my fair share of diets. I grew up on a mix of home-grown produce, traditional Spanish and Jewish staples, and good old TV dinners. […]

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  • 5/17

Why Your Health Depends on the Soil

In college, I read a book called The Soil and Health by Albert Howard. Little did I know, that book would forever change the way I viewed the relationship between […]

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  • 5/15

How Disease Impacts the Economy

70% of annual deaths in the US are caused by chronic diseases; these preventable conditions are also the leading cause of disability, and they’re everywhere. The facts are pretty startling: […]

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  • 5/9

Why We Need a President Who Cares A...

Our food system is completely broken. The foods that nourish us, elevate our health, and prevent chronic illness are more expensive for farmers to produce and for consumers to buy […]

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  • 5/1