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14Feb 19
Stewards Of The Earth: Survey Shows AGW-certified Farms Protect Endangered Species And Support Biodiversity

Stewards of the Earth: Survey shows AGW-certified farms protect endangered species and support biodiversity

After years of seeing and hearing anecdotal evidence of the diversity of life on A Greener World’s certified farms and ranches, we decided to do a survey to find out more. It seems intuitive that sustainable farming practices make ecosystems more vibrant, but we wanted to learn straight from the farm. In partnership with a local university student A Greener World surveyed certified farms across a 2-month period in the Fall of 2018, and the results were astounding. Not only…

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03Feb 19
Avoiding Heat Stress In Pigs

Avoiding Heat Stress in Pigs

Despite the well-known saying, pigs don’t actually sweat (aside from their snouts) and can struggle to maintain their body temperature. As a result, overheating in outdoor pigs is a key health and welfare concern, and can affect growth rates, fertility and, in severe cases, can lead to death. First, we need to get our terms clear. Sunburn and heat stress are two different conditions. Sunburn is caused by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun, while heat stress is…

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31Jan 19
Using Food Labels To Avoid GMOs: An Eater’s Guide

Using Food Labels to Avoid GMOs: An Eater’s Guide

There are many reasons why you might want to avoid genetically modified organisms, more commonly known as “GMOs.”  Most consumers have concerns about the long-term health impacts. Other questions one might ask in the face of this new technology: What do GMOs do to our ecosystems, the independence of our farmers, and the rights of consumers to decide what to put in their bodies? Extensive adoption of GMOs has undermined farmer independence, promising (and failing to deliver) significant yields and…

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18Jan 19
Another Silver Bullet Misses The Mark: The EAT-Lancet Report’s Missed Opportunity To Back Real Sustainability

Another Silver Bullet Misses The Mark: The EAT-Lancet Report’s Missed Opportunity to Back Real Sustainability

The recently published EAT-Lancet Commission report, housed on the world-renowned Lancet site, proposes scientific targets for healthy diets and food production to ensure human health and environmental sustainability in the years to come. This ambitious report comes at a time when many are seeking answers as to how we’ll combat climate change, and the authors claim that meeting these targets will achieve the Paris Agreement objectives and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. But even with what seems to be the best…

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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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