Posts filed under Health and Research

The Rise of Milk Substitutes: how can dairy producers respond?

At the recent Oxford Real Farming Conference dairy farmer Christine Page from Smiling Tree Farm, gave a great presentation as part of the The Rise of Milk Substitutes: how can dairy producers respond? session.

Probiotic Microbes, Colonisation Resistance and the protective benefits in different terrains

Beneficial microbes improve health in many terrains. Colonisation resistance is a completely different way of thinking. When the information is applied, it is both pioneering and revolutionary.

Resistance to bacterial infections and raw milk Part 2

Prohibition-based policies around raw milk - which focus solely on minimising risk - are missing the critical point of raw milk's unique health benefits, at a time when they are desperately needed. We are “bacteriosapiens”. It is our nature.

Resistance to bacterial infections and raw milk Part 1

Both animals and people need a good diet to build strong resistance to disease and bacterial infections. For ruminants it is a nutrient-dense forage, and for humans it is a diet containing diverse living foods.

Growing nutrient-dense food for dairy cows and humans

Soil scientist show that grassland really need the right kind of aerobic soil microbes, agrochemical-free farming, rotational grazing and high diversity of plant species, to create soil fertility and remineralised forage.

Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change in Australia

The Global Soil Health Challenge call on governments to put systems in place to put atmospheric carbon back into the soil, however Australian politicians do not seem interested.

Probiotics, pathogens and superbugs and their effect on health

80% of immunity lies in the gut. Many consumers have ideas about probiotics that are simply not stacking up to science. Biology should not be ignored when it comes to modern diseases.

Nutrient-dense food in Australia

Australians are coming to the realisation that our health is in crisis, because agriculture is in crisis. Food is medicine.

Thunderstorm Asthma Inquest

This article questions if the coroner's inquest will be able to deliver real solutions. Australians can get caught up in details, miss a few truths, and then over-regulate to create safety.

B.C. Fresh Milk Project

The British Columbia Herdshare Association is a non-profit society serving the herdshare community of British Colombia through providing support, education, and advocacy. They are doing some very inspirational work.

Consumer Funded Study: Does raw milk cheese prevent osteoporosis?

Milk builds strong bones, but raw dairy may also prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). This 100% consumer funded study by Johns Hopkins University wants to look at raw cheese and its effect on osteoporosis.

Farming is all about Microbes

Farming has been gravitating in different directions but the differences have never been so stark. Three systems farm for microbes but because of different inputs, values and expectations there are different outcomes.