Fresh From the Field
Would you be interested in a hand-held device that you could point at a tomato and read out the nutritional quality of that particular tomato? We're calling it a Bionutrient Meter, and it's quickly becoming a reality. Check out this interview with Dan Kittredge, discussing the Real Food Campaign and the latest updates regards the Bionutrient Meter. Listen here
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
The Bionutrient Food Association is working with producers to establish growing practices that yield more nutritious crops, while developing a standard for nutrient-dense foods and a handheld tool to measure those nutrient levels. The idea behind the tool is to use existing technology, like the camera in a Smartphone, to scan produce right in the grocery store, measuring the nutrient-density of the consumer’s food options. The Association’s mission is to empower consumers to choose the most nutrient-dense foods, ultimately rewarding farmers for their improved growing practices. Read more...
We've just added a late entry to our workshop series - to be held on April 4-5 in Ukiah, CA, just two hours north of San Francisco. This two-day course will be unique in that it will be held at Yokayo Ranch, a beautiful 40-acre spot in Mendocino County with a working farm, and people are encouraged to stay at the Ranch for the duration. They have two large houses and two pool-side cabanas, with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms total. Both private and shared rooms are available. And if that wasn't enough, the Yokayo Ranch and Farm team will be hosting a goat roast for attendees on the night of the 4th! Learn more and register at: https://bfa.ticketleap.com/workshop-ukiah-ca/