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This free community workshop focused on the links between Healthy Soil – Nutritional Food – Healthy People, along with presentations focusing on the importance of producing and eating high quality food, which is sustainably produced with a minimum impact on the environment.

The forum workshop notes can be found here

Bibliography and useful links from the workshop

How your Gut Flora Influences our Health

Marieke Rodenstein, Dietitian and Nutritionist. The Nutrition Practice, Sassafras Vic 3787,

Healthy Soils: Foundation for Health of Humans and Planet Earth

Dr Maarten Stapper FAIAST, Agricultural Scientist and Farming Systems Agronomist BioLogic AgFood, Weston Creek ACT 2611,

Gut by Giulia Enders (2016), Scribe Publications (272p). In Gut, Giulia Enders reveals the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer

Gut Microbiota for Health. Launched in 2012 by the Gut Microbiota and Health section of the European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.

Healthy guts are swarming with bugs, so what do they do?:

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Autism: Evidence is mounting that intestinal microbes exacerbate or perhaps even cause some of autism’s symptoms:

Antibiotic overuse might be why so many people have allergies:

Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (2006), Penguin Press (450p).

Good Health in the 21 st Century by Dr Carole Hungerford (2008), Scribe Melbourne (532p). The GP who asked questions about causes of problems seen in her practice.

Healthy Soils for Healthy Quality Food: Producing the real ‘Clean & Green’ Dr Maarten Stapper’s closing address of the 2015 National Biological Farming Conference:

A systematic literature review and meta-analyses by Marcin Baranski et al. (2014) British Journal of Nutrition 112: 794-811. Higher antioxidant (+50%) and lower cadmium concentrations, and lower incidence of pesticide residues in organically grown crops.

Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems by Reganold et al. (2010).

Feature in the CSIRO Sustainability Network Update No.61E, 2006 – With 30 years of experience as agricultural scientist on four continents Dr Stapper describes the problems in modern farming and its separation from the landscape or ecosystem (with reference list)

Farming Secrets reveals the steps to Biological Farming and helps you build healthy soils:

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