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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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06Apr 18

AGW’s Letter to The New York Times

Last month the New York Times published an article floating the idea of taxing beef to combat climate change. Here's our response: To the Editor: Instead of taxing beef, we should tax silver bullet “solutions.” Richard Conniff’s “The Case for a Carbon Tax on Beef” (Sunday Review, March 17) relies on bad science that fails to distinguish between feedlots and pastures. All beef is not equal: when cattle are raised on pasture in well-managed, high-welfare ecosystems they can store carbon,…

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13Mar 18

For Meat, Eggs and Dairy, USDA Organic Has Officially Sold Out. Here’s What You Can Do.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has just officially announced the withdrawal of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. This rule, set to come into force this year, would have introduced a range of (albeit relatively meaningless) improvements to the Organic standards concerning animal management and welfare. For years, we at A Greener World (AGW) have been helping to distinguish Organic farmers with real credentials on animal welfare with our label, Certified Animal Welfare Approved by…

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