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06Apr 21

The Beating Heart Of Sustainable Farming

By Jennifer Dungait, Ph.D. The idea of soil health is a relatively new scientific concept in modern farming. It differs from the concept of soil quality, because it recognizes the key role of managing soil biology, as well as soil chemistry (such as pH and nutrients) and soil physics (the impact of tillage), to achieve more sustainable farming systems. I am a soil biogeochemist and committed to research on soil organic matter in agricultural systems. I work side-by-side with farmers…

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31Mar 21

Grassfed Comparison Chart

Cows, sheep, goats and bison (also known as ruminants) can do something amazing: they can thrive on grass—which humans cannot eat—while producing nutritious meat and milk which we can eat. Grass can grow on land that can’t grow human food, and well-managed pastures that ruminants graze can also store carbon in the soil, helping to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Grassfed systems have an important role to play in sustainable food production and our future. However, grassfed labels can be confusing. If the milk and…

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23Mar 21
What Is Grassfed? Blog

What Is Grassfed?

Shopping for products that meet your values and expectations is not easy. With a little time and resources from trusted sources like us, you can learn how to decipher confusing food labels. In a recent blog post, we explored the meaning of “pasture-raised,” and provided guidance on how you can be assured that products you purchase come from animals that were raised outdoors on pasture and range. Grassfed is another common claim used on meat and dairy products, and demand…

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15Mar 21

Introducing A Greener World’s New Executive Director, Emily Moose

Despite our grief over the sudden passing of founding Executive Director Andrew Gunther, we are excited to announce that Emily Moose has been named our new Executive Director, following Andrew’s previously established succession plan and with the unanimous support of the AGW Board of Directors. Emily has been at A Greener World for over thirteen years, where she helped to establish Certified Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) by AGW as the leading label for sustainable livestock production, as recognized by Consumer…

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21Feb 21

Andrew Gunther

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of A Greener World’s Executive Director, Andrew Gunther, who passed away Friday, February 19. This sudden, tragic loss is a devastating one for the Gunther family, the AGW team, and all those working toward a sustainable food and farming future. We will share details on Andrew’s legacy and arrangements in the coming days and continue to hold the Gunther family in our thoughts. Andrew’s leadership, expertise and relentless hard work drove…

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