Numerous scientific studies show that nutrient levels in farmed fruits and vegetables have declined over the past fifty years. The main culprit has been identified as soil depletion and the corresponding loss of microbial biological activity, key to soil health and thus the proper functioning of the nutrient cycle. Regenerative agriculture is a biological system that restores degraded land, improves soil health and repairs nutrient, water, and carbon cycles. It can also produce food with higher nutrient density as well. Gabe Brown believes that producing nutrientdense food is a primary goal of his work on the Brown Ranch and that consumers will respond economically to the availability of these foods.
Year of Grant Completion
White, Courtney, "Dirt to Soil: One Family’s Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture. Final Report" (2017). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 573.