An article recently shared by Cornucopia Institute describes ways in which consumers can improve gut health through diet and also steps farmers can take on the field to protect biodiversity. The human gut microbiome lives and is influenced by the food we eat. Eating a diet rich in vitamins and minerals from healthy, fresh, diverse, and organic food helps protect our gut microbiome and therefore our mental and physical health. For more information about the impacts of diet on heart, inflammatory disease, cognitive loss and dementia, NOFA-NJ will be hosting a number of workshops at Sourcing Health Locally on September 16. Evolutionary plant breeding offers another solution to protect biodiversity in the foods we eat and therefore protect gut health. From the ground up, farmers using seed of their own evolutionary stock can nourish local communities. In this way, organic agriculture can produce enough yields, to protect seed sovereignty and resist disease and pests.
Read the full article and studies showing the connections gut health and ways we can preserve biodiversity: Gut Healthy Improved by Local, Organic Eating.