One type of chicken has up to 50% more Vitamin A, three times the Omega-3 fatty acids, Increased Vitamins and Minerals…

 

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The mid-90s brought a huge change in agriculture through genetically engineered crops.

The use of GMOs led to a huge increase in the amount of pesticides used.

Demand for organic food has increased, but organic still makes up just 5% of all farmland in the U.S.

Meanwhile, organic farmers are using regenerative farming techniques in an effort to improve their products and the soil in which they farm. 

Regenerative farming improves human health, and the health of our land.

What is Regenerative Farming? 

 

Regenerative farming is a system specifically designed for biodiversity and increased nutrients in both food and soil.

It differs from organic by prioritizing ecological systems. 

 

Regenerative farmers raise cattle and chickens as well as fruits, vegetables, and herbs as part of a ‘closed loop’ that heals the soil and regenerates the environment.

“The key to regenerative agriculture is that it not only ‘does no harm’ to the land but actually improves it, using technologies that regenerate and revitalize the soil and the environment,” wrote Regeneration International.

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“Regenerative agriculture leads to healthy soil…producing high quality, nutrient dense food while simultaneously improving, rather than degrading land, and…leading to productive farms and healthy communities and economies.

“It is dynamic and holistic, incorporating permaculture and organic farming practices, including conservation tillage, cover crops, crop rotation, composting, mobile animal shelters and pasture cropping, to increase production, farmers’ income and, especially, topsoil.”

 

Regenerative agriculture saves pollinators and other animals by restoring habitat and soil.

Watch below to see how it works in 60 seconds.

Four Ways to Support Regenerative Agriculture

 
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Support companies who advocate- Navitas Naturals is one company.

Buy Nativas Naturals here

Donate to regenerative farming non-profits and research organizations- Regenerative Organic Certified,™ the Rodale Institute; Regeneration International.

Shop locally and support local farmers- Find regenerative farmers near you.

Purchase organic clothing- A quarter of the world’s pesticides are used in textiles. Patagonia supports regenerative agriculture.

Buy Patagonia clothing here

Regenerative Has More Nutrients Than Other Foods

 

Beef from regenerative farms has a darker color, indicating high nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids and others.

It’s similar to how pastured eggs have a darker yellow color than conventional eggs.

 

 

Regenerative has an average of 11 to 34 percent more vitamins and minerals according to a 2022 study.

Research shows 68% of adults and 95% of children are deficient in Omega-3, which is critical for brain health.

I have tried REP Provisions regenerative steaks and they are by far the best tasting and most nourishing.

Buy REP Provisions regenerative beef and chicken here

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Studies have shown regeneratively raised chicken has up to 50% more vitamin A, almost triple the Omega-3s and increased vitamins and minerals.

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About Nick Meyer

Nick Meyer is a journalist who's been published in the Detroit Free Press, Dallas Morning News and several other outlets. He founded AltHealthWORKS in 2012 to showcase extraordinary stories of healing and the power of organic living, stories the mainstream media always seemed to miss. Check out Nick's Amazon best-seller 'Dirt Cheap Organic: 101 Tips For Going Organic on a Budget' by clicking here, as well as its sequel Dirt Cheap Weight Loss.