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Organic Sustainable Foods 
Solutions for Health Crisis & 
Climate Change 
John W. Roulac 
Founder & CEO, Nutiva 
Co-founde...
Revolutionizing the Way the World Eats
Over $2 Million Donated to: 
With a Goal of $20 Million by 
100s of Organizations Funded 
GMO Inside 
Rodale 
Institute 
E...
ORGANIC SUPERFOODS
Movie Coming 2015
Wellness Is Driving The Food Revolution
What’s in our food?
Reports Show 159M Lbs. of Monsanto’s Roundup™ in 2012 
Food & Water Watch found that the “total volume of glyphosate appli...
Why Exponential Growth in Illnesses? 
Since 
introduction 
of GMO’s in 
1990 
Autism 
Gluten 
intolerance 
Cancer 
Inferti...
America Needs an Oil Change 
Grain-fed 
spike 
Omega 
6 levels 
Pasture-fed 
Omega 6 & 3 
are balanced
Importance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 
Brain 
Ratio 
impacts: 
Heart 
Hormones 
Cellular Skin
FAT = Master Nutrient for 
Long Term Health 
Avoid soy, corn & canola oils 
Omega-3 via hemp & chia 
Fish has Omega-3, con...
6 Health Inhibitors 
GMO Food 
Roundup™ 
& 
Pesticides 
CAFO’s 
Sugar 
Toxins & 
Food 
Chemicals 
Multi- 
Screen 
Living
What is Synthetic Biology? 
“Extreme” 
genetic 
engineering 
Artificially 
constructing 
genetic material 
– DNA 
Create e...
Ecover & Synbio Algal Oil 
Not Natural 
• Trialed new extreme 
genetically engineered 
oil in the UK 
• Far from natural o...
Rodale Institute: Down-to-Earth 
Solution to Climate Change 
Sequester 
100%+ of CO2 
emissions 
“Regenerative 
Organic 
A...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
~50% emitted 
via agriculture 
Largely 
attributable 
to animals & 
Nitrogen 
Fertilizers 
92.5%...
Greenhouse Gases 
Just 3 gases account for 
90% of all US emissions 
Carbon 
dioxide 
CO2 
Methane 
CH4 
Nitrous 
oxide 
N...
A CAFO Near You!
3 Carbon Sink Drivers 
Atmosphere 
Humus-sphere Oceans
Humus-sphere 
Humus is the stable, long-lasting remnant of decaying organic material & 
essential to the fertility of the ...
Steps to Strengthen the Humus-sphere 
Grow green 
cover crops 
Make 
compost at 
home & 
farm 
Produce 
Biochar 
Grow gras...
Soil Pool as a Sink for Carbon 
The soil pool is the most important sink for carbon 
but is less than half as effective at...
Dr. Rattan Lal, Esteemed Soil Scientist 
“A mere 2% increase in 
the carbon content of the 
planet’s soils could offset 
1...
Fertilizer Impacts on Water & Oceans 
Synthetic Nitrogen fertilizer is 
responsible for the nitrate 
poisoning of two-thir...
Acidification is Destroying Sea Life 
“We can attribute 
the problems in 
the oyster 
hatcheries to the 
increased carbon ...
Stop the Ocean Genocide 
The ocean is the 
new dumping 
ground – making it 
acidic & endangering 
sea life
Stop Buying Non-Organic Industrial 
& GMO Foods – Why? 
Destroying 
our 
oceans!
The REAL Cost of Cheap Food 
The cheapest food you 
can buy is organic 
nutrient-dense foods, 
fresh produce, or 
pastured...
1. “Cheap” food at supermarket = 
down payment 
2. Corn, cotton, soy, canola, rice, 
wheat, & sugar receive 95% of all 
fa...
What do we do? 
Grow or purchase Organic 
Stop our addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer 
Reduce meat/dairy consumption by 50%+...
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change
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Super people deserve super foods. For Nutiva, it starts with organic, non-GMO farming—done without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Our pure superfoods provide vital nutrition while accelerating the organic food movement.

Serving as catalysts, innovators and pathfinders, we inform and inspire, offering thoughtful solutions to planetary challenges. As these ideas take root, communities everywhere are strengthened. We’re B Corp and Green Business certified, holding ourselves accountable to sustainable principles by reducing our carbon footprint, becoming a zero waste facility, and donating 1 percent of our sales.

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Organic Sustainable Foods: Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change

  1. 1. Organic Sustainable Foods Solutions for Health Crisis & Climate Change John W. Roulac Founder & CEO, Nutiva Co-founder, GMO Inside
  2. 2. Revolutionizing the Way the World Eats
  3. 3. Over $2 Million Donated to: With a Goal of $20 Million by 100s of Organizations Funded GMO Inside Rodale Institute EcoFarm Common Vision 2020 Sustainable Farming Food and Environmental Activism Trees and Gardens Healthy Communities Nutiva Gives Back 1%
  4. 4. ORGANIC SUPERFOODS
  5. 5. Movie Coming 2015
  6. 6. Wellness Is Driving The Food Revolution
  7. 7. What’s in our food?
  8. 8. Reports Show 159M Lbs. of Monsanto’s Roundup™ in 2012 Food & Water Watch found that the “total volume of glyphosate applied to the three biggest GE crops — corn, cotton & soybeans — increased 10- fold from 15 million pounds in 1996 to 159 million pounds in 2012.”
  9. 9. Why Exponential Growth in Illnesses? Since introduction of GMO’s in 1990 Autism Gluten intolerance Cancer Infertility Heart disease Auto Immune Diseases Leaky gut & digestive issues
  10. 10. America Needs an Oil Change Grain-fed spike Omega 6 levels Pasture-fed Omega 6 & 3 are balanced
  11. 11. Importance of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Brain Ratio impacts: Heart Hormones Cellular Skin
  12. 12. FAT = Master Nutrient for Long Term Health Avoid soy, corn & canola oils Omega-3 via hemp & chia Fish has Omega-3, concerns Olive, coconut & red palm oils Consume pasture meat & dairy
  13. 13. 6 Health Inhibitors GMO Food Roundup™ & Pesticides CAFO’s Sugar Toxins & Food Chemicals Multi- Screen Living
  14. 14. What is Synthetic Biology? “Extreme” genetic engineering Artificially constructing genetic material – DNA Create entirely new forms of life
  15. 15. Ecover & Synbio Algal Oil Not Natural • Trialed new extreme genetically engineered oil in the UK • Far from natural or sustainable
  16. 16. Rodale Institute: Down-to-Earth Solution to Climate Change Sequester 100%+ of CO2 emissions “Regenerative Organic Agriculture” Maximize carbon fixation, minimize loss of carbon once returned to soil Reverse the Greenhouse Effect Organically managed soils can convert carbon CO2 from a greenhouse gas into  a food-producing asset
  17. 17. Greenhouse Gas Emissions ~50% emitted via agriculture Largely attributable to animals & Nitrogen Fertilizers 92.5% of farm & is devoted to animal production • emits by far the most GHGs
  18. 18. Greenhouse Gases Just 3 gases account for 90% of all US emissions Carbon dioxide CO2 Methane CH4 Nitrous oxide N2O
  19. 19. A CAFO Near You!
  20. 20. 3 Carbon Sink Drivers Atmosphere Humus-sphere Oceans
  21. 21. Humus-sphere Humus is the stable, long-lasting remnant of decaying organic material & essential to the fertility of the earth. Photo credit The Guardian
  22. 22. Steps to Strengthen the Humus-sphere Grow green cover crops Make compost at home & farm Produce Biochar Grow grass in pasture management Cultivate crop diversity systems
  23. 23. Soil Pool as a Sink for Carbon The soil pool is the most important sink for carbon but is less than half as effective at storing it than it could be. The same is true for the forests & scrub lands. Forests have been degraded or clear cut Agricultural lands have been degraded or desertified world-wide from poor management & industrial farming production.
  24. 24. Dr. Rattan Lal, Esteemed Soil Scientist “A mere 2% increase in the carbon content of the planet’s soils could offset 100% of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere.”
  25. 25. Fertilizer Impacts on Water & Oceans Synthetic Nitrogen fertilizer is responsible for the nitrate poisoning of two-thirds of the U.S. drinking water supply. Synthetic Nitrogen fertilizer is the major cause of the 500 oceanic dead zones around the world.
  26. 26. Acidification is Destroying Sea Life “We can attribute the problems in the oyster hatcheries to the increased carbon in the ocean.” Terrie Klinger, Professor of Marine Affairs, University of Washington
  27. 27. Stop the Ocean Genocide The ocean is the new dumping ground – making it acidic & endangering sea life
  28. 28. Stop Buying Non-Organic Industrial & GMO Foods – Why? Destroying our oceans!
  29. 29. The REAL Cost of Cheap Food The cheapest food you can buy is organic nutrient-dense foods, fresh produce, or pastured meat, eggs & milk. You only pay for organic once.
  30. 30. 1. “Cheap” food at supermarket = down payment 2. Corn, cotton, soy, canola, rice, wheat, & sugar receive 95% of all farm subsidies = tax time 3. Chronic Disease heart, stroke, cancer, diabetes, & obesity = food related illness 4. Clean up drinking water, oceans, atmosphere, farmland pollution = global scale consequences $ Cost of Chemical & GMO Food We (consumer) pay 4 separate occasions for industrial GMO foods
  31. 31. What do we do? Grow or purchase Organic Stop our addiction to Nitrogen Fertilizer Reduce meat/dairy consumption by 50%+ Switch from CAFO to pastured-based Increase local food production Select nutrient-dense vs. empty-calorie foods Pay it forward & share this knowledge

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