Facts & Flavours, Why Choose Organic? | Nutrition & The Environment

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Hosted by Sarah Dobec, BA, CNP

The health of the soil = the health of the people. Why? The soil provides nutrition to the plant, which in turn provides nutrition to the foods that we eat.

Have you ever tried to plant a seed and it did not grow? This result is often because the soil is no longer able to support life. Despite many believing soil is just dirt on the bottom of your boots, it has a lot of life including minerals, air, water and organic matter. One of the basic principles of organic agriculture is that we take the time to manage soil without the application of industrially fabricated nutrients. In this talk, Sarah offers the differences between sustainable, organic vs conventional agricultural systems along with how to naturally rebuild soil health with tradition, innovation and science ensuring good quality of life for all.

The material shared by Sarah Dobec, BA, CNP, in this Open House lecture, is part of the Nutrition & The Environment course at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition (IHN). Nutrition & The Environment and 18 other courses, make up the full curriculum required to obtain a Diploma in Applied Holistic Nutrition and earn the exclusive designation of Certified Nutritional Practitioner (CNP). IHN has four campuses across Canada located in Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver and Ottawa.

IHN’s Nutrition & The Environment course description: Based on an underlying philosophy that environments maintain and promote health and that individuals have a right to self-determination and self-knowledge, this course will present nutrition principles which promote health and prevent disease. Topics will consider the safety of our food supply, naturally occurring and environmental toxins in foods, microbes and food poisoning.

Visit The Institute of Holistic Nutrition for more information: http://www.instituteofholisticnutrition.com

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