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The Soil Will Save Us

How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet, 1st Edition

Kristin Ohlson
Course Expiration Date: Jan-31-2020
At last the soil has been brought into the discussion on food! In a very readable style, similar to Michael Pollan, the author, Journalist Kristin Ohlson, educates us on the importance of soil quality on our food supply, waterways, and planet balance. Very readable and interesting! learn more...

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Description

At last the soil has been brought into the discussion on food! In a very readable style, similar to Michael Pollan, the author, Journalist Kristin Ohlson, educates us on the importance of soil quality on our food supply, waterways, and planet balance. If you are a soil enthusiast or you are looking to learn the newer ways to sequester carbon with composting, no-till farming, cover crops, worms, and agro-science--read this book! Very readable and interesting! "It's four stars just for changing the way I think and behave, even in my own backyard. Fifth star is because it's really well written," B Sweet 2016

Course Objectives

Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.5, 6.1.9, 6.2.5

 

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Discuss three major ways healthy soil can affect our food supply, more productive farms, and cleaner waterways.

2. Identify how soil carbon content is so important to planetary balance and how to restore it.

3. More clearly understand and discuss the impact of soil on foods and farming with patients and colleagues.

4. Draw their own conclusions about sustainable agriculture based upon the most current agriculture, animal and human studies available.

Learning Codes

  • (2000) Science of food and nutrition
  • (2010) Botanicals, phytochemicals
  • (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
  • (2040) Food science, genetically modified food
  • (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
  • (8018) Environmental, agricultural and technologic influences on food systems

Recommended for...

  • Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
  • Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional

Book Details

Author Kristin Ohlson
Year Published 2014
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Rodale Books
ISBN 978-1609615543
Format Hardback
Page Count 256

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Why we chose this book

The author is known for writing well-researched books and articles using evidence-based research. I believe nutrition has too often overlooked or never even considered the contribution of environment, soil, seeds, farming, and agriculture on the food we eat. This book helps fill that gap.

About the Author

Kristin Ohlson is a writer based in Portland, OR. Her work has won awards and appeared in the New York Times, Discover, Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. Her book, Stalking the Divine, won the American Society of Journalists and Authors’ 2004 Best Nonfiction Book award.