Ed Huling is a Co-founder and Chief Biotech Officer for Working Lands Soil and Water. As a thought leader, Huling develops regenerative farming methods to rebuild depleted soils, sequester carbon, and grow fruits and vegetables and grass finished meats with superior flavor and nutrient density. Prior to co-founding Working Lands, he built and ran New Day Farms, a producer of high quality heirloom tomatoes, microgreens and other crops sold to Whole Foods Markets and other retailers. Whole Foods called Huling’s heirloom tomatoes “a phenomenon” because they sold so quickly.
Huling has conducted research trials to test the nutrient levels of vegetable crops at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research station and greenhouses in Beltsville, MD. During this project he discovered that the nutritional value of our foods has declined significantly over the past century, which motivated him to develop new farming methods to address this serious issue.
Prior to his involvement with nutrition and food, Huling developed and patented the most energy efficient building system in the U.S., according to a national comparison published in the Annual Review of Energy. As President of Northern Energy Homes, he designed and produced hundreds of his energy efficient homes throughout the Eastern U.S. As an authority on energy efficient building design, Huling was interviewed frequently, and served as a guest lecturer including at the Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University.
Huling holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Brandeis University. He was the only undergraduate in the school’s history to publish his original environmental research in the prestigious Science Magazine.