Food Quality

  • Call To Arms — Call #1: Nutrient Dense Foods

    In this 1st of three calls I interview Dan Kittredge. Since we are both passionate about nutrient dense foods this should be a lively and enlightening call.

    Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association and Real Food Campaign, Dan is the son of prominent leaders in the organic movement, and has been an organic farmer since childhood. His experience managing organic farms and developing sustainable agriculture techniques has connected him to farmers in Central America, Russia, India and the United States. Dan is passionate about raising the quality of nutrition in our food supply through collaboration with committed individuals, businesses, and organizations that support the value of people growing and eating really good food.

    Dan will be speaking at the Call to Arms Seminar on the first day at 7:00pm on the subject of: Prepare Now for the Coming Market Standard: Nutrient Density.Dan will also be offered some time to give his perspective on the 4:30 talk about Organics, Compost, and the Great Debate that I will be sharing. Perhaps Dan and I will end that talk in a Great Debate of our own. :) So what's the great debate? Here it is: If achieving nutrient density is our number one priority should farmers be certified organic?

    If you have some specific questions you would like Dan and I to address on this call please post them in the comments below. I will try to cover as many as possible.



    Call To Arms - Itinerary

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    You can access the recording of Nutrient Dense Foods by going to

    A transcript of this call is also available.

  • Call To Arms DVDs

    Food Scares Creating Local Markets

    As more and more food scares and problems develop from industrialized food, we see a response of more and more people wanting to buy local foods. Either they want to grow it or they want to buy it. And it's opening many many opportunities for people to jump into the business of growing quality foods. From Minnesota down to Texas and all the way east, we see a tremendous increase in market gardens, greenhouses and people wanting to produce quality foods. The local communities are really stepping up support to buy locally produced foods and there's a growing consumer movement as well, consumers are wanting quality food as measured on a refractometer as well as by taste.

    Call To Arms DVD SetCall To Arms Course

    In the Call To Arms Course, we teach the nuts and bolts of how to produce the best tasting, best quality foods. You'll learn what the 5 essential tools are that must be integrated for best results. We also give testimonials and look at sample soil reports and discuss the progress people are making in the program. What the Call To Arms Course represents is an opportunity for those people who are seriously considering starting a business and producing top quality food. It's a blueprint, a starting point you might say, on how to get there. It represents an opportunity to tap into this really strong demand for fresh and quality foods. Various highlights and a brief introduction of the course are seen in the video above and if you're interested in even more information, please go to:

  • Video: Aiming For Top Quality Produce


    A Success Story As Told By Bob Siems You have heard the stories about global food shortages and even the rationing of rice here in the United States. Perhaps you have seen the buying power of your own income reduced at your local grocery store-I know I have. Are you concerned that the population is expanding so rapidly that it will be a real struggle just to find food in the future?

    Is there a solution? Is it workable?

    The answer is surprisingly simple!

    One of the keys to solving world hunger, and putting more profit in the hands of hard working farmers is to increase the production capacity on a given area of land. How is this done? Once again a very simple answer. All we have to do for many soils is to increase the availability of one element from poverty status to sufficiency level and it is amazing how much yield is increased. This is especially pronounced when dealing with fruit and vegetable production. What element are we talking about?

    Calcium. That's right, available calcium is many times the missing link and is a primary contributor of crop yield.

    The Story Behind the Story

    In the above video Bob Siems shares the amazing results he has seen since following International Ag Lab's market garden program. In 1½ years Bob's available calcium has risen from 1,075 lbs. per acre to 2,361 lbs. per acre. This is an increase of 220%. In plain language he more than doubled his available calcium. This is the story behind the story you need to keep in mind while viewing the video. What are the results?

    See for yourself.


    P.S. Please don't deduce that International Ag Labs is exclusively focused on calcium only. It takes a complete program looking at all plant nutrients to make a proper fertility program.