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Bulletproof Radio

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Bulletproof Executive Radio was born out of a fifteen-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class MDs, biochemists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and more than $1M spent on personal self-experiments. Fr… read more

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From Farm to Fork: The Art of Grass-fed Meats – Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative : 592

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, Dave talks with Cody Hopkins at the 6th Annual Biohacking Conference. Cody is a physicist turned first-generation farmer turned founder and CEO of Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative.

He has spent more than a dozen years developing a vertically integrated sustainable livestock farm with an unwavering vision of creating a farming business that is good for the animals, good for the environment and good for customers.

Cody and his wife, Andrea Todt, established Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative in 2014, with their own Falling Sky Farm in Arkansas as one of the founding farms. Grass Roots is a collective partnership of more than 20 small farms across the U.S—in places such as Oregon, Nevada, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, and North Carolina—fostering respectful farming practices and love for the land.

“Grass Roots Cooperative is on a mission to change the way meat is produced and consumed in this country,” Cody says. “Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass—no hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs needed.”

The goal is to reach 100 farms over the next three years.

Farms in the cooperative follow a single set of the highest quality standards with a focus on five priorities:

  • Health & Nutrition
  • Sustainability
  • Farmer to You
  • Butchered by Hand
  • Transparency

“As customers are demanding more and more transparency and higher and higher quality meat that's healthier for them, where the animals are treated better, it's creating a whole new opportunity for farmers,” Cody says. “We’re always looking for those symbiotic relationships, where you're putting an animal in an environment that it's evolved to live in, versus trying to force them into some other system.”

The outcome? A naturally balanced ecosystem, soil regeneration and productive pastures.

Grass Roots’ aim is to provide the best quality and most nutritious meat in a manner that is humane, transparent, sustainable and fair. Its farms are the first in the United States to use blockchain technology to trace their products from farm to fork. This allows customers to be confident in the origin and quality of the meat they buy. Grass Roots also has an open-farm policy and is completely transparent at every stage.

“Let's focus on supporting small scale farmers that are doing this right,” Cody says. “That really is what it comes back to for me, being able to connect with those small farmers, support them, and let the customers vote with their dollar on the kind of food system they want to support.”

 And that, says Dave, is “actually how food is supposed to work.”

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