Do you remember Tupperware parties? We’re hosting a Bionutrient Meter party to demonstrate how to choose healthier foods for yourself and your family. The Bionutrient Meter is a handheld spectrometer that works through the principle of spectroscopy.
Since 2018, the Bionutrient Institute has been conducting surveys of farms, markets, and stores across the United States, generating a public database of food quality. The Bionutrient meter empowers people to make informed choices regarding their food and health. The handheld meter scans food and produces a reading of quality on a spectrum.
We understand a few basic points – that crop/food nutrition has declined over time, and that there has been a concurrent increase in physical, psychological, and emotional ailments related to nutrient deficiencies in our bodies.
We also understand that money is a powerful force in the world and that historically, the economic metrics around food were dominated by yield and cost, as opposed to nutritional quality.
Dan Kittredge will present the findings of the Bionutrient Food Association, correlating farming practices to soil health to food quality and to human health.
Additionally participants will be invited to contribute to the development of the definition of nutrient density, lead by Tina Owens.
The Bionutrient Institute labs were established to bring empirical definition to the term Nutrient Density. It’s there that we assess crops for a suite of elements and compounds to identify the variation that exists in the food supply. With that information we are able to determine the relative nutrient density of one crop to another.
Our intention is to collaborate with allies who also see the opportunities to make the focus of agriculture be quality and nutrition in order to support the systems that provide sustenance, sustainability and human evolution.