Fresh From the Field

Thank you to all for an amazing SNC2019!

A heartfelt thank you to the speakers, participants, sponsors, and all who made the 2019 Soil & Nutrition Conference such an amazing experience.  It was truly inspiring to share time and explore critical questions of soil health, human health and planetary health with others so engaged with these vital issues of our time. And of course, it is always wonderful to be with friends old and new, and share in the camaraderie, passion and excitement about the new paradigm we are building together, and where it is headed. Every year the movement around food quality grows, and the Conference with it. We expect SNC2020 to be our best yet, and hope to see you there!

Not all food is created equal: An RFC update

A note from Dan Kittredge, Founder of BFA/RFC
Friends – Late summer is upon us, that time of year when the nights are cool, the air begins to smell of fall, and the abundant variety of the harvest is in its full splendor. Here at the BFA, the season feels similar. After the deep preparation of winter and seeding in the spring, the fullness of our work is yielding rich fruit. I’m excited to share the progress we’ve made this year with our research and the Real Food Campaign. Read more

RFC Final Report from 2018 Survey

The final report of analysis from the RFC 2018 Survey is now available! Over the course of 5 months last year, we analyzed samples from data partners in 7 states from 50 unique stores and 68 farms/gardeners. To begin, two types of produce were collected, carrots and spinach, as we began the process of understanding what nutrient variation exists in our food supply, and how we need to calibrate the bionutrient meter so that we can identify that variation. It’s long, but worth a read! We've also uploaded a video walk-through of the report for those who prefer that medium. For an inside look at our process, be sure to check out the other lab and bionutrient meter updates Greg has posted: https://lab.realfoodcampaign.org/author/gba/