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Healthy Dairy, Healthier Planet; The Many Benefits of 100% Pastured Dairy Phyllis van Amburgh

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Dharma Lea Farm on the Nutrition Heretic podcast Are dairy cows destroying the planet? Should milk cartons carry a skull and cross-bones on them? Our healthy ancestors would’ve laughed at our modern theories about dairy. Today’s guest heretic is Phyllis van Amburgh of Dharma Lea Farm in New York State. As a member of the Savory Global Network of farms, she knows that raising cows 100% on grass is not only possible, but can benefit the earth and us by regenerating grasslands and producing milk that is far superior to the crap on supermarket shelves.

In this episode, you’ll also learn the differences between A1 and A2 milk and which one is least likely to elicit an allergic reaction, how to plan your grass farming routine around the seasons and the new genetically engineered grass that is threatening dairy farms.

 

 Highlights from today's episode:

10:09 ~ 4 Ways Dharma Lea Farm is different from what people usually think of as a dairy farm.

21:30 ~ What makes grass-fed cows produce better quality milk?

31:05 ~ The real reason cows are brought into the barn at night - it's not what you think!

34:20 ~ Do you know the difference between A1 and A2 milk, and what it could mean for you?

39:49 ~ Why will the Savory Network's holistic management system allow us as a species to keep growing?

44:48 ~ What are the similarities between Korean Natural Farming and the Savory Institute model?

47:16 ~ Can antibiotics affect organic certification?

56:00 ~ What "pasture raised" really means.

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30% Yield Increase During California Drought; Growing Top Soil; Practically Free Farming Method; Guest Heretic Spencer Smith at the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management

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Spencer Smith, Holistic Farming, Nutrition Heretic Podcast After his wife, Abbey, returned from working on a  holistically managed farm in South Africa in 2005, she and her husband, Spencer sat down to create their own Holistic Context Statement. In this week’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we talk with Spencer Smith, learn what a Holistic Context is and how creating one for yourself is important for anyone who wants to engage more meaningfully with their farming, family and their food choices.

Spencer Smith is the leader of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, part of the Savory Network.  To keep up to date with Spencer and Abbey, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Intagram, Pinterest, and YouTube.

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Defining Organic; All About Animal Welfare, Regenerative Agriculture, and Rural Economics; Guest Heretic Will Harris of White Oak Pastures

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Will Harris Farm Animal Welfare on the Nutrition Heretic Podcast When Will Harris’s dad started using ammonium nitrate fertilizer on his farm in 1946, he had no idea he was destroying the microscopic flora and fauna on the land that are necessary for maintaining healthy top soil. So after 50 years, he moved to a farming system that is not only organic, but regenerates the soil by emulating nature’s own processes while concentrating on animal welfare and restoring rural economics.

Harris's White Oak Pastures farm pasture raises and hand butchers 5 red meat animal species and 5 poultry species. Using techniques learned from the Savory Network, Harris uses these animals to restore balance to the soil. As a result, his farm is able to withstand drought and heavy rains equally well with no loss in crop production. In today’s episode of the Nutrition Heretic Podcast, we learn about the inaccuracies of labels such as organic and grass-fed as well as how Harris's smart farming methods are helping to restore his 150 year old family farm into a thriving farm for the future.

Thanks for listening! Please share this episode to help spread the word. You can also subscribe to get updates about new episodes and get a copy of The Nutrition Heretic's S#IT List: 7 Health Food To Avoid Like The Plague in your inbox by clicking here.