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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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13Jul 18
You CAN Do Something!

You CAN do something!

A lot of people are angry these days—and rightfully so. They’re angry about politics, pollution, climate change, health care, immigration policies and more. There are a lot of concerned eaters out there, too, who are upset and frustrated about the negative effects of industrial agriculture on our health and the environment. Families around the world are facing the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, toxic emissions, diet-related diseases and other health concerns as the result of our reliance on so-called ‘cheap’ food.…

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07May 18

Walk a Mile in a Farmer’s Boots

Like millions of fellow Americans, you work hard every day to do the best job you can and provide for your family. Now imagine how disheartening it must be to know your boss or supervisor or customers are being told from every direction that the work you are doing is ‘bad' or ‘wrong'—or even ‘dangerous’? Well, you have just gotten a small insight into what it's like being a farmer today. While many advocacy groups working in food and farming…

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18Apr 18

Common Ground

Whatever your political persuasion, the current levels of social conflict and division we’re seeing today aren’t sustainable for any society. In times of social tension, we tend to seek safety among those who think and feel the same. In our social media-dominated world, it’s now even easier to select information sources consistent with our own positions—and exclude those that are not. It takes real courage to reach out to those who hold different views, to listen and challenge without igniting…

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