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Episode 120: Growing Real Food for Nutrition

In this episode, I’m talking to Dr Elizabeth Westaway and Matthew Adams, founders of Growing Real Food for Nutrition, or Grffn for short. Grffn’s vision is for a world where all food is grown for its nutritional qualities using regenerative practices, and made accessible to all. We talk about how the way food is grown can affect its nutritional value and how this can support environmentally sound growing practices.

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This episode is sponsored by gardencourses.com. gardencourses.com offers online horticultural training for those looking to develop their own, home gardens. The lasted course to be added is Create Your Garden Sanctuary – you can go to gardencourses.com to find out more.

What we cover

How Elizabeth and Matthew came to start Growing Real Food for Nutrition

Why all carrots are not made equal

How you measure the nutrient content of food

Why it can vary

How we can make sure we’re growing nutrient dense food

How citizen science helps

Brix testing

Is organically grown food generally higher in nutrients than non-organically grown?

About Growing Real Food for Nutrition

Grffn’s vision is for a world where all food is grown for its nutritional qualities using regenerative practices, and made accessible to all, creating an abundance of health and harmony, reconnecting humans with Mother Earth.

Grffn’s mission is to deepen citizens’ understanding of how we derive nutrition from natural processes and to realise its impact on human development.

Links

www.grffn.org

www.gardencourses.com

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