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SOIL STORIES: The Regenerative Agriculture and Human Health Nexus

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm MST

Online conversations on soil health with Mandy Ellerton & David LeZaks

Mandy Ellerton and David LeZaks are co-authors of the newly released report The Regenerative Agriculture and Human Health Nexus: Insights from Field to Body. During this talk, David and Mandy will review the key points from the paper and discuss the action steps necessary to strengthen the movement that will rebuild both human health and soil health.
The report aims to deepen the discussion about the connections between agriculture, food, human health and environmental health and positions the burgeoning movement to take strategic action. The paper explores the evidence connecting agriculture and broader food system activities to human health outcomes and in reviewing this evidence from field to body, we are left with a number of summary reflections, namely that growing more nutritious food does influence human health, but that we have a lot of work to do to transform systems and maximize the potential that more nutritious food has to offer in the realm of human health. While this may seem to be a relatively common-sense conclusion, we also see a food system that has been built on delivering a large volume of calories, not necessarily nutrition (from the perspective of macronutrients, micronutrients, and bioactive compounds).

Mandy Ellerton is an independent consultant focused on food and healthcare systems transformation with experience leading cross-sector social innovation projects focused on advancing equity in a variety of fields.

David LeZaks, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at Croatan Institute, is an environmental scientist and financial activist whose work is centered around developing innovative mechanisms for financing the transition to agroecological farming and food systems.

Our guests will start with a short presentation, followed by conversation with participants.



November 18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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NM Healthy Soil Working Group