Did you know that soil quality is at the heart of abundant, nutrient-dense food? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Kris Nichols, Ph.D., soil microbiologist. She describes soil health, discusses the state of our soils, and explains her work to regenerate soils for healthy crops, people and planet. Her work connects the dots between regenerative agricultural practices to public health, resilient communities and strong global economies.
Dr. Kris Nichols is a Soil Microbiologist with over 25 years of research experience specifically studying mycorrhizal fungi. She was formerly Chief Scientist at the Rodale Institute, a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in North Dakota and a Biological Laboratory Technician with ARS in Beltsville, MD. She is the founder and principal scientist of KRIS Systems Education & Consultation and a sub-contractor with Soil Health Consulting, Inc. She focuses on biological methods for agricultural production tools and practices to reduce pests, soil erosion, fossil fuel use, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Related website: http://kris-systems.com/