“Pink slime,” the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and claims that feedlot beef cattle are guzzling our water supplies and warming the planet… You only need to glance at recent food-related media headlines to realize our food system is broken.
With so much negativity around food and farming today, A Greener World serves as a beacon of positive change. We exist to promote and support real-life farming models to the public and to offer practical guidance on achieving truly sustainable livestock farming systems to farmers.
Established in 2014, our evolving mission has four key components:
- To identify and promote agricultural systems that have a positive impact on the environment, society, and animals (wild and farmed)
- To educate consumers about the environmental, social, and animal outcomes of their food purchasing decisions
- To establish and promote trusted farm certification programs that help reconnect the consumer and food producer by encouraging—and rewarding—positive farm management changes
- To support independent family farmers who are committed to sustainable livestock production
We believe the way we farm, the nutritional quality of the meat, milk and eggs produced, and the impact of farming systems on wildlife, the environment and wider society are all connected. Our goal is to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone interested in food, farming, and sustainability, providing simple solutions based on your own personal concerns. We’re extremely proud of our reputation among consumer groups, farmers, and the wider food industry as a pragmatic, farming-based organization driven by practical science and common sense.
Helping You To Take Action
Choosing the right foods is one of the most important and yet easiest everyday activities you can take to address a range of important issues, from improving your personal health to minimizing greenhouse gas emissions!
Our portfolio of leading farm certifications includes Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Non-GMO by AGW, and Certified Grassfed by AGW. Each program is specifically designed to have positive and measurable impacts on the environment, society, and animals, and to encourage truly sustainable farming practices. Developed with scientists, veterinarians, experts, and farmers from across the globe, our farm standards and certification procedures are reassuringly robust and totally transparent, while remaining realistic and achievable for the farmer.