What’s behind those ingredients in ‘Okina’s banana chocolate chip baking mix?
Why do some foods cost so much?
How does the food you eat impact the planet?
Does the way something is grown make a difference for your personal health?
These resources about regenerative agriculture can help you indulge all of those curiosities. Pick whichever medium appeals to you, or if you’re gung-ho about being a conscious consumer, give ‘em all a go!
1. Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World - Josh Tickell - Link
This informative book gives a great overview of regenerative agriculture.
If you want a comprehensive account filled with facts and data, this is a great choice. It connects the dots between the way food is grown, personal health and climate change.
2. The Biggest Little Farm - Link
This heart-warming documentary paints a vivid depiction of what’s possible.
Many food-related documentaries are fear-based. Not this one. It’s “storytelling from a place of affection,” in the words of farmer/filmmaker John Chester. Less about the facts and data. More about letting you witness the transformative nature of regenerative agriculture. A powerful and beautiful perspective.
3. Saving the Soil and Ourselves with Jeff Tkach - The RobCast - Link
Want an audio intro to the topic? This podcast gives you a basic grasp.
This hour-long podcast is perfect for regenerative agriculture newbies. Rob Bell brings genuine curiosity as a consumer wanting to understand why soil matters. Jeff Tkach, Chief Impact Officer at Rodale Institute, shares his personal journey and an overview of Rodale’s work.
4. Embracing the Connection Between Agriculture and Health with Zach Bush - Regenerative Agriculture Podcast - Link
Looking to delve deeper into the human health impacts?
This podcast with Dr. Zach Bush explores the links between the microbiome, disease and soil health. Among Dr. Bush’s many initiatives, you’ll find Farmer’s Footprint -- a non-profit helping farmers shift to regenerative systems, thereby supporting human and ecological health.
5. The Power of the Plate: The Case for Regenerative Organic Agriculture in Improving Human Health - Rodale Institute & The Plantrician Project - Link
Looking for an accessible, yet academic read?
This brief whitepaper explores the links between soil health, diet and human health. It’s the result of a collaboration between farmers (Rodale Institute) and doctors (The Plantrician Project) -- a recognition of the need to transform our food and healthcare systems in tandem.
We could go on and on, but these will get you started. If you have your own favorites to share, leave us a comment below!