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27Oct 21

AGW Comments to USDA on Cell-Cultured Protein

October 27, 2021 U.S Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250 Re: Request for comment pertaining to the labeling of meat and poultry products comprised of or containing cultured cells derived from animals subject to the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA; 21 U.S.C. 601 et. seq.) or the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA; 21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.) [Docket No. FSIS-2020-0036] [Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service] To Whom it May Concern, On behalf…

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27Oct 21
lab meat blog

We could soon be eating lab-grown “meat” without even knowing it – unless we take action now.

For those of us who didn’t grow up on a farm, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by confusing information about the development of synthetic or lab-grown “meat” (also known as cultured “meat” – read on to see why we’ll keep using quotation marks on this term). This is where animal muscle tissue is artificially created in laboratory-like conditions from animal stem cells bathed in nutrients and ‘growth factors.’ Companies have sprung up all over the world in the race to create…

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21Oct 21
10 things you can do for the planet instead of giving up on animal agriculture blog

10 Things You Can Do For The Planet Instead of Giving Up Meat (and Dairy and Eggs)

Like most people, you probably care about the planet and are looking for ways to make a positive impact. If you depended on the headlines and social media for advice, you might be forgiven for thinking going vegan or switching to industrially processed lab “meat” is the answer. Unfortunately, in today’s polarized, soundbite-driven society, what should read: “High-consuming countries and individuals need to reduce consumption of industrial meat” becomes “Meat is killing the planet.” Except that it’s not. Yes, industrial…

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18Sep 21
A Silver Lining blog

A Silver Lining

Last March, after years of sustained drought and recession here in Alberta, we were considering closing our doors. Then Covid 19 changed everything. Having an online store that offered home delivery positioned us well when the lockdowns began. Our sales increased dramatically for several weeks—and this literally turned our business around. It's difficult to talk about because we don't want people thinking we're happy about the pandemic, because we're not. But some good things have come out of it. A…

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01Sep 21
Regeneration Planning blog

Regenerative Planning

A detailed plan is an essential part of Certified Regenerative by AGW. But what does it involve—and how do you write it?   What Does ‘Regenerative’ Mean? AGW define ‘regenerative’ as a set of planned practices that ensure a holding is not depleted by agriculture, and over time the soil, water, air and biodiversity are improved or maintained to the greatest extent possible.   What Is The Regenerative Plan? At the heart of Certified Regenerative by AGW is a detailed…

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