EP06: How To Make Nettle Leaf Protein

In Memory of Michael Cole. Michael had a short battle with cancer but in the end died peacefully with his family around him, at home in front of the fire on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018.

Discover how to make a 100% leaf protein from wild green plants, especially stinging nettle (Urtica dioica).

In this interview I talk to Michael Cole who has been making Leafu (leaf protein) for many years on his animal-free, rewilded farm in Devon. Michael is considered to be the leading expert in the UK on making leaf protein.

As the dangers of food security and poverty increase, leaf protein could be one way to solve the problem of a growing human population, and the problems of how to feed us all.

When you consider that 1 hectare of land produces only around 80kgs of protein using traditional animal farming, compared to 1000kgs of protein from using the same land to grow leaves that get turned into leaf protein.

It makes sense that leaf protein could be a fantastic way to add nutrition into the human diet, without the problems that industrial farming usually create.

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Show Notes

Further reading: Traditional and Modern Use of Stinging Nettle

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