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Agriculture has been at the center of civilization for centuries - but it’s never looked quite the way it does right now.


Farms are bigger and less diverse than ever. Big farming encourages practices that harm the soil, waste fertilizer and boost herbicide use, which all increase the emissions of greenhouse gas. At the same time, conventional farming discourages practices that could improve soil health and offset dangerous emissions.

Farming is at the mercy of climate change and the extreme weather it brings. It contributes to the problem - and it holds the potential to help solve it. All it takes is changing our approach.

That’s the revolution we want to be part of. A transformation of agricultural production, an evolution of the industry that can have a significant impact on the future of climate change.

Agriculture has been at the center of civilization for centuries - but it’s never looked quite the way it does right now.


Farms are bigger and less diverse than ever. Big farming encourages practices that harm the soil, waste fertilizer and boost herbicide use, which all increase the emissions of greenhouse gas. At the same time, conventional farming discourages practices that could improve soil health and offset dangerous emissions.

Farming is at the mercy of climate change and the extreme weather it brings. It contributes to the problem - and it holds the potential to help solve it. All it takes is changing our approach.

That’s the revolution we want to be part of. A transformation of agricultural production, an evolution of the industry that can have a significant impact on the future of climate change.

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We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

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R.A.N.C.H supports our mission at Ancient Nutrition: to transform the health of every individual on the planet with history’s most powerful superfoods. We believe in creating the change we want to see, and we rely on organic farms for many of our ingredients - including our own farm, the Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainability.

That’s why all of the accessible waste material and by-product created when we produce our fermented collagen is composted and used to grow other crops - some of which become ingredients in other Ancient Nutrition products.

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Each initiative we undertake reduces greenhouse gases by avoiding emissions, reducing waste, and sequestering carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere. Our goal is simple: give back to the soil, instead of just taking from it.

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Regenerative agriculture is a new name for a centuries-old practice.

A practice that rehabilitates and improves the farm ecosystem by focusing on soil health. Regenerative agriculture aims to enrich the soil, and help stall or reverse climate change by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring soil biodiversity — resulting in carbon drawdown.

That’s also known as carbon sequestration, and it has the potential to remove 250 million metric tons or more of carbon dioxide per year in the United States alone. That’s about 5 percent of the U.S.’s annual CO2 emissions, which totaled 5.4 billion tons in 2018.

Here are a few ways we focus on carbon sequestration at our farms.

No-Till Farming

When soil is plowed, carbon rises to the soil’s surface and provides nutrients for crops - temporarily. But as the soil carbon is exposed to oxygen, it transforms into carbon dioxide and contributes to the greenhouse gas emissions. No- or low-till farming minimizes soil disturbance, which helps keep carbon in the soil.

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Natural Grazing

Pasturing increases soil health, insect diversity and carbon sequestration - as well as promoting animal welfare

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Cover Crops & Crop Rotations

Cover crops are used to slow erosion, improve soil health, and increase biodiversity. These crops can sequester huge amounts of atmospheric carbon by creating activity in the soil - and the roots of cover crops help feed organisms like bacteria, fungi and earthworms, which increases soil carbon levels over time.

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We have big goals. These are a few commitments we want to accomplish by June 2024.

Carbon Negative

Be carbon negative through offsets and regenerative agricultural initiatives

Million Member Forest

Plant one million superfood-bearing perennial trees, bushes, vines andshrubs

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce company produced plastic and waste by a minimum of 25%, while transitioning to more sustainable packaging & marketing material solutions

Save Seeds

Save seeds by collecting and banking them from every harvest on our 100+ species heirloom, native and exotic superfood farm

Support Nonprofits

Continue to support the world-changing non-profit organization Mully Children’s Family, in order to help end poverty, hunger, homelessness and human trafficking, all while planting trees to fight climate change.

We have big goals. These are a few commitments we want to accomplish by June 2024.

Carbon Negative

Be carbon negative through offsets and regenerative agricultural initiatives

Million Member Forest

Plant one million superfood-bearing perennial trees, bushes, vines andshrubs

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce company produced plastic and waste by a minimum of 25%, while transitioning to more sustainable packaging & marketing material solutions

Save Seeds

Save seeds by collecting and banking them from every harvest on our 100+ species heirloom, native and exotic superfood farm

Support Nonprofits

Continue to support the world-changing non-profit organization Mully Children’s Family, in order to help end poverty, hunger, homelessness and human trafficking, all while planting trees to fight climate change.

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Regenerative agriculture is in our roots

Ancient Nutrition co-founders Jordan Rubin & Dr. Josh Axe operate three farms: the 4,000-acre Beyond Organic Ranch, Heal the Planet Farm, and our headquarters, The Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainability.

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Beyond Organic Ranch

Beyond Organic Ranch was established in Missouri in 2012. The farm is organically certified, and houses over 20 species of native trees; pastures with native grass species enhanced with red clover; 60 acres of winter rye, legumes and mixed grasses for grazing; and 7 different species of mushroom grown on a patented substrate. It runs on regenerative practices like managed intensive grazing, the incorporation of spiders and other beneficial insects, biodiversity of grasses and forestry, large scale composting and permaculture practices.

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Heal the Planet Farm

Heal the Planet Farm uses permaculture practices to create regenerative food forests — with help from holistic grazing and livestock management — to build soil organic matter, capture carbon and transform the environment.

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The Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainability

The Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainability was built in April 2020. It’s our official headquarters for the R.A.N.C.H initiative. It’s a 110-acre farm in Middle Tennessee that houses 81 greenhouses (6 of which are outfitted for year-round growing), over 100 plant varieties (with a focus on improving biodiversity to support native pollinators),and over 10 different kinds of animals (including ducks, guinea fowls, bees, horses, cows, sheep, and water buffalo, all specifically chosen to work play a role in the development of the farm). The Ancient Nutrition team are active participants at the Center for Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainability: the farm is open to anyone who wants to learn, participate and deepen their understanding of agriculture.

Beyond the practices mentioned above - no-till or low-till farming, a focus on carbon sequestration, natural grazing - the Center is home to our Million Member Forest initiative.

We’re committed to planting a million member regenerative food forest.

That means one million superfood-bearing perennial trees, bushes, vines and shrubs, planted by June 2024

We’re committed to planting a million member regenerative food forest.

That means one million superfood-bearing perennial trees, bushes, vines and shrubs, planted by June 2024

Those plants will eventually grow superfoods that we can use as ingredients in our products, which reduces our transportation carbon footprint - and more importantly, creates biodiversity that can sequester more carbon over time.

We chose one million because that’s as many as we can fit onto our 110-acre farm. We’re not stopping there, though: our hope is to replicate the Million Member Food Forest at locations around the world.

We’re making changes outside the farm, too.

We recently switched our product canisters from hard PET to HDPE, which uses 25% less plastic. Those small steps can add up to a huge reduction in waste. We’re also:

  • No longer using plastic neck band safety seals
  • Eliminating outer cartons
  • Actively exploring alternative packaging options