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18Jan 19
Another Silver Bullet Misses The Mark: The EAT-Lancet Report’s Missed Opportunity To Back Real Sustainability

Another Silver Bullet Misses The Mark: The EAT-Lancet Report’s Missed Opportunity to Back Real Sustainability

The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission report, housed on the world-renowned Lancet site, proposes scientific targets for healthy diets and food production to ensure human health and environmental sustainability in the years to come. This ambitious report comes at a time when many are seeking answers as to how we’ll combat climate change, and the authors claim that meeting these targets will achieve the Paris Agreement objectives and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. But even with what seems to be the best…

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27Dec 18
Big Ag’s Gifts For 2018

Big Ag’s Gifts for 2018

Our tradition continues this holiday season as we remind ourselves of the many “gifts” Big Ag has provided us in the last 12 months. Can we return to sender? Here’s our top five for 2018. #5 - Big Ag Keeps Getting Bigger Although the U.S. has anti-monopoly laws, they’re apparently not strong enough to prevent some of the world’s largest agricultural giants, Bayer and Monsanto, to merge as part of a $66 billion-dollar deal. Prior to the merger, the U.S.…

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17Dec 18
How To Green Your Holidays With Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

How to green your holidays with Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN

The holiday season is upon us and after all the preparations, parties and family traditions, we know it’s hard to keep in mind how to make this year’s celebrations more environmentally sustainable. To get some helpful advice, we’ve asked friend of A Greener World, Stefanie Sacks, to share with us how we can be more “green” this holiday season! Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN is a Culinary Nutritionist, author, educator, speaker and consultant. For over two decades, she has helped transform the…

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16Nov 18

How to Save the World with Your Fork

A friend of the program recently offered some constructive criticism along the lines of: “I love A Greener World’s mission, but sometimes you make statements that are so big, so grand, that people don’t see how it can possibly be true.” As an organization steeped in agriculture and sustainability, it’s easy to forget to put the trees in context of the forest, but forgive us for our excitement and passion! We truly believe that the work that we do alongside…

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28Sep 18
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Can We Trust The Numbers?

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Can We Trust the Numbers?

When comparing greenhouse gas emissions, it’s not as simple as it may seem. For quite some time, there’s been a lot of talk about the environmental impact of animal agriculture, particularly about the estimated amount of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from livestock production. In efforts to point a finger of blame at the worst climate change offender, there have been reports that emissions from the livestock sector are greater than the emissions from the transport sector. So now we should

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