Fresh From the Field
That’s right, we’ve built a working model of our handheld spectrometer and are currently producing the first batch of 300 Bionutrient Meters Development Kits for early adopters, available as a benefit to BFA members only. Find out more! We expect to have the first 50 or so ready to distribute at the upcoming Soil & Nutrition Conference. Don't miss out!
Join the conversation at this year's Conference as we explore the deeply interconnected relationship between agriculture, human health, and ecological sustainability, bringing together the collective knowledge of the food movement from the perspectives of successful farmers, cutting-edge researchers, health practitioners, and pioneers in regenerative systems. Save your seat (and some money too!) https://soilandnutrition.org/
Through the support of our generous sponsors, the Bionutrient Food Association is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships to help defray the cost of attending the Soil & Nutrition Conference for those in need of financial support. Applications are now online at https://soilandnutrition.org/scholarships/ Applications will be reviewed as they come in, and scholarships awarded on a rolling basis. Submission deadline is August 1, so don't delay! Learn more
The website for the 2018 Soil & Nutrition Conference is now live at a new, dedicated URL: www.soilandnutrition.org/. Registration opens next month, but sponsorship, exhibitor, and advertiser registration to our 8th annual Soil & Nutrition Conference is available now. For more information about the opportunities available, please visit the relevant pages for Sponsors and Exhibitors/Advertisers.
The BFA has helped create, plan, and sponsor a new initiative to connect those building out open technologies for agriculture. Starting last fall, we brought together a core organizing team to create what is now called GOAT (Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology). Our inaugural conference (actually, an "unconference" ) was held May 7 – May 9th, 2018, at Omega Institute. It was a fantastic experience! Nearly 60 people attended, from all over the world... Learn more
We are very excited to announce that the first prototype of the Bionutrient Meter is now in production! A handheld device that anyone can use to flash a light at food and discern levels of nutrient density, or a farmer can use in the field to determine relative crop quality. Many have heard us talk about what it could mean for our food supply, for our farms, as well as human and planetary health if such a tool were to exist. Now, we are no longer just talking about it. After an initial round of testing and tweaking, second generation prototypes will be available later this fall for lab and research partners to use in the calibration process, to identify the spectrum of variation in quality and begin building the correlative database necessary to make it a reality. Learn more