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11Oct 19
Farmers United

Farmers United

With all the criticisms of farming around the world, it’s great to hear the National Farmers Union, the UK’s best-known farming body, promoting the potential role of farming in mitigating climate change, with a target to reduce UK farming’s GHG emissions to zero by 2040. But in the UK, many sustainable farmers have been doing all this—and much more—for years with very little recognition.   Public goods and services My husband and I farm 500 acres high on the hills…

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21Aug 19
Antibiotic Resistant Genes Now Found In GM Cattle

Antibiotic Resistant Genes Now Found in GM Cattle

News is breaking that FDA researchers have found (through a re-examination) that genetically modified (GM) cattle contained unnatural DNA, despite the developer’s claims to the contrary. Upon previous examination of the result of the gene-editing procedure in animals, researchers did not detect any unexpected alterations, such as insertions or deletions of DNA. But in a recently published paper, in a study of the DNA of two genetically dehorned calves, the FDA found that the calves’ genomes did contain unintended DNA alterations. The…

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15Aug 19
Your Step-by-Step Guide To Sourcing Verified Sustainable Products

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Sourcing Verified Sustainable Products

A Greener World’s Online Directory is visited by thousands of people each year who are looking to purchase high-welfare, sustainably produced food. The searchable online directory includes farms, restaurants and retailers selling Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW, Certified Grassfed by AGW and Certified Non-GMO by AGW meat, dairy, eggs and fiber products—along with handmade beauty products and even delicious candies and treats. If you’re one of the many shoppers interested in finding verified, sustainable products across North America, you’re…

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08Aug 19
Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

A good product label is essential for any successful marketing strategy. Yet many farmers who sell directly to the public make the mistake of assuming a unique, stylized label is somehow irrelevant—or that it’s all too expensive, time consuming and bureaucratic. Yet every farmer who sells directly to the public is still very much part of a bigger and ever-changing labeling landscape. Remember: shoppers who visit farmers’ markets or farm stores will inevitably also visit the bigger grocery stores or…

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08Aug 19
Mythane

Mythane

Methane emissions from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, according to new research from Cornell University and the Environmental Defense Fund. Published in Elementa, researchers equipped a Google Street View car with a high-precision methane sensor and discovered that total annual methane emissions from ammonia fertilizer plants were 28 gigagrams—over 100 times higher than the fertilizer industry’s self-reported estimate of 0.2 gigagrams per year. In addition, the measured emissions alone far exceed the EPA’s estimate for all industrial processes…

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