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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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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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