Wednesday, October 16, 2019, is World Food Day. Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Food Day strives to bring attention to food-related needs and issues around the world.
This year, the focus is on steps to creating a #ZeroHunger world. “Our actions are our future,” the organization writes on its site. “Achieving Zero Hunger is not only about addressing hunger, but also nourishing people, while nurturing the planet.”
Here at Acres U.S.A., we also believe this is true. Providing farmers with sustainable, regenerative methods and tools to produce healthy, nutritious food is our mission, and we have lots of ways to spread that education to the farmers of the world.
The upcoming 2019 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show – being held this Dec. 9-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota – is one place where farmers can learn in person from some of the leading world experts in sustainable and regenerative agriculture, as well as health, nutrition, livestock and more.
Here are some of the ways attendees to the Eco-Ag Conference can learn more about the connection between solving hunger and eco-agriculture.
Eco-Ag U: Dr. Nasha Winters on Food and Health
Dr. Nasha Winters is a sought-after luminary and a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer research, and consults with physicians around the world.
In her intensive, all-day Eco-Ag U work session, Dr. Winters will connect the dots between soil health, food health and human health.
Winters, the co-author of The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, has spent decades working with alternative health professionals and conventional doctors to determine proven methods to create the most healthy, disease-resistant environment in our bodies. Anyone looking to improve their health and their diets, or looking to make major changes, will learn what they need to start a better, healthier lifestyle.
Connecting Our Health to the Food System
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Keynote Presentation: Dr. Zach Bush
Zach Bush, MD, is a triple board-certified physician and internationally recognized educator on the intersection of the microbiome, human health and disease, and our food production systems.
His work is giving new insights into root-cause problems and their solutions in the sectors of big farming, big pharma, and Western medicine at large. Zach’s work in for-profit and non-profit arenas is creating avenues for collaborative action for all stakeholders in our global community for a regenerative future of health for the planet and our children.
Zach’s keynote will close out the first day of the conference – don’t miss it!
Grounds for a Revolution: The Intersection of Soil and Human Health and a Path to Recovery
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Eco-Ag Conference sessions
You will find value in any of our regular Eco-Ag Conference sessions. Here are a few focused on food health and biodiversity that may pique your interest:
- The Truth About GMOs – Dr. Don Huber
- Fermenting for Health – Nick Barnard (author of Eat Right)
- Vitalism: Farmaceutical Prescriptions to Optimize the Terrain – Dr. Nasha Winters
- Soil and the Human Microbiome – Anne Biklé (author of The Hidden Half of Nature)
- Panel: Deep Connections: Soil & Human Health
- Featured Presentation: Lessons in Changing the Future of Our Food System – Bob Quinn (author of Grain by Grain)
These are just a few of the informative sessions being presented at the conference this year.
View the full Eco-Ag Conference agenda here.
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