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09Jan 21

Snake in The Grass

From a young age, we are often taught to fear snakes. What these animals need is not fear but respect. With a little research, snakes can be easily understood and tolerated with minimal anxiety. Seeing a snake on your farm or ranch can be a frightening experience—particularly if you cannot identify the species and therefore do not know if the snake is going to harm you or your family. That being said, the vast majority of snakes in North America…

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04Jan 21
Meet The Farmer Bison Du Nord

Meet the farmer: Bison Naturel

Pierre Bélanger and family raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW bison at Bison Du Nord in Earlton, Ontario. The 570-acre  ranch is located in northeast Ontario, right on the border with Quebec. The rugged landscape of fertile soil produces excellent grass, making the property’s pastures a natural fit for bison. Tell us about your farm We became bison ranchers in 1972, initially for the pleasure of owning and raising North America’s iconic animal. Over time, the ranch has become…

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17Nov 20

Regenerative Label Comparison Chart

‘Regenerative’ is one of the latest buzzwords in food and farming—and increasingly on our grocery shelves. You may know what ‘regenerative’ means to you, but how do you know what it means to someone else? (Like, for instance, that company advertising ‘regenerative’ mac and cheese?) Our handy comparison chart shows how different claims stack up—including ours—and helps you shop according to your values. Download the Regenerative Comparison Chart here.

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13Nov 20
Sheep Looking At Camera

What is “Regenerative”? 9 Reasons You Should Care

Regenerative farming is our best hope for feeding ourselves without destroying the planet. But what does “regenerative” really mean? Here’s our definition—and 9 reasons why you should care about it. To “regenerate” means to be formed or created again, restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state, to generate or produce anew, or to restore to original strength or properties (source: Merriam Webster). At A Greener World, we see regenerative farming as a set of life-promoting practices that improves…

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02Sep 20
Certified Regenerative By AGW Blog Announcement

Regenerative Is Not Just For Organic. New ‘Certified Regenerative by AGW’ label meets producers where they are on a journey of regenerative stewardship.

In a first for the industry, nonprofit certifier A Greener World has launched a plan-based regenerative certification, Certified Regenerative by A Greener World (AGW). As public interest in sustainability continues to increase and broaden in its scope, the demand for rigorous, meaningful assurances of responsible practices has grown. Building on its successful family of leading labels, the new certification will provide a whole-farm assurance of sustainability, measuring benefits forsoil, water, air, biodiversity, infrastructure, animal welfare and social responsibility. The program…

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