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29Mar 20
CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY. Blog Post

CALL TO OPEN FOOD BUSINESSES–INDEPENDENT FARMS ARE READY TO SUPPLY

With the sudden closure of restaurants, schools and institutions around the country, many cutting edge, high-welfare, sustainable farms are facing the loss of some of their most crucial customers. As COVID-19 spreads, business owners are rethinking their strategies and adjusting the way they work, and many of us that are social distancing at home want to do all that we can to support our local communities and businesses through this pandemic. One specific way that we can all help our…

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27Mar 20
All Hands On Deck. Blog Post

All Hands On Deck

We know that everyone will be impacted by COVID-19. Many will lose their lives; many more will suffer personal and financial hardships. As this unfolds, it is impossible to predict the long-term impacts; only to do the best we can in the moment. At A Greener World our team quickly adjusted to meet present needs: working remotely, not collecting on invoices for farmers, and completely shifting focus to support those in our orbit struggling in this new environment. See full…

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24Mar 20
Farming In The Shadow Of COVID-19: Plan And Plan–and Then Plan Some More. Blog Post

Farming in the shadow of COVID-19: Plan and plan–and then plan some more

Following the global outbreak of COVID-19, we know that many farmers (particularly those who supply the hospitality sector) have lost the majority of their markets almost overnight. We also know some farmers with established home delivery services, online sales or farm shops have been inundated by desperate customers. At the same time, many of the services and supply chains that farmers rely on—think animal feed or veterinary services—are at risk of disruption. Regardless of business model, many farmers are now…

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13Mar 20
Responding To COVID-19. Blog Post

Responding to COVID-19

We’ve been in touch with our team and farmers, and wanted to also share with our wider community how we are addressing the challenges that arise from COVID-19. We have suspended travel since March 5 and will be reviewing this decision regularly. As an organisation we are respectful of our team members and many stakeholders’ varying health risks, and recognize it would be reckless to travel at a time when we are not certain of the location or spread of…

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03Mar 20
Does The UK Really Have A Future With No Farmers? Blog Post

Does the UK really have a future with no farmers?

This past weekend it was confirmed that a senior adviser within the UK government believes farming is apparently no longer required in the UK, suggesting it would be better to write farmers out of the picture and replace their produce with imports. This comes as a slap in the face to many of us in agriculture and does not bode well for the future of farming in this country. Following years of turmoil, misinformation and ‘economy with the truth’ (to…

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