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08Mar 22
Regenerative Farming blog

It’s now or never for regenerative farming

A credible and accessible certification programme is now essential to protect the 'regenerative' claim from misuse and exploitation says Wayne Copp, executive director of A Greener World (AGW) Europe and a North Devon livestock farmer.   Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you cannot have missed the growing coverage of ‘regenerative farming / agriculture’ in the media. While not a new concept (after all, humans have been using ‘regenerative’ practices for thousands of years), ‘regenerative’ is the latest farming…

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16Feb 22

It’s a crazy idea… but can’t we just eat real food?

You might have heard about Veganuary recently, a relatively new campaign held in January and beyond to encourage people to take up a vegan diet. As the Veganuary website states, the ultimate aim is to achieve “a fully vegan world.” Veganuary appears to be piggy-backing on the growing public interest in the links between our dietary choices and climate change, born from years of critical media headlines that “all meat is bad for the environment,” as well as controversial global…

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07Jul 21
Stand Up For British Farming blog

It’s Time to Stand Up for British Farming

Remember the first Jurassic Park? More particularly, the scene where Jeff Goldblum’s character laments “Boy, do I hate being right all the time,” as the rampant T-Rex escapes the carefully constructed enclosure and lays waste to all it sees? It gives me no satisfaction to refer to our numerous blogs on the subject of Brexit – UK Farmers ‘Collateral Damage’ in Post-Brexit Trade Deal Considerations; Britain At Breaking Point?; What Price British Farming?; and Don’t Throw UK Farming Under a…

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29Apr 21
Climate Politics and Vegan Wars blog

Climate Politics and Vegan Wars

By Frédéric Leroy and Martin Cohen. This article was originally printed in the Spring 2019 (Volume 4 Issue 2) of Sustainable Farming magazine. To read the full issue please visit agreenerworld.org/resources/sustainablefarmingmagazine. Have you noticed how arguments to ditch dairy and cut back on meat are springing up everywhere, from Twitter to the New York Times? It’s estimated there are one and a half million vegans in the U.S. Yet they are still outnumbered by livestock farmers and ranchers, who provide the…

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22Feb 21
Andrew Gunther

Andrew Gunther

It is with huge sadness that we share the loss of A Greener World’s Executive Director, Andrew Gunther, who passed away suddenly on Friday, 19 February. This tragic loss is devastating for the Gunther family, the entire 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. Andrew was a pioneering British farmer who spent his formative years in Wiltshire. With agricultural backgrounds, Andrew…

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