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24May 21
Behind The Label blog

Behind The Label

Organic. Cage-Free. Grassfed. Natural. What do these terms and claims really mean, and how do you know which ones are trustworthy? Unless a claim is verified by an independent third party, the integrity of a food label is only as reliable as the individual or company making it. As a shopper, understanding what label claims on meat, dairy and eggs actually mean—and don’t mean—will help ensure that you are making food choices that align with your values. Cage-Free has no…

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11May 21

What is animal welfare and why should you care?

All the different terms in the world of food and farming can be confusing, and we’re here to empower you with the information to make food choices that match your values. At A Greener World, we understand the way we raise our animals, the nutritional quality of the food they produce, and the impact of the farming system on the environment are all intrinsically linked. We help ensure animal welfare by certifying farms using high-welfare practices. Developed in collaboration with scientists, veterinarians, researchers,…

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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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