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21Jun 19
Native Beef – Chalfont St Giles, UK. Blog Post

Native Beef – Chalfont St Giles, UK

Jonathan and Laura Chapman raise Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) beef cattle and sheep on pasture in Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom. They market their beef under the Native Beef brand. The farmers have run their herd of Red Devon beef cattle in a low-stress environment and outdoors on grass since they first purchased their animals in 2011, fulfilling a lifelong dream to raise cattle. “We bought in quality heifers from good herds in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire…

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14Jun 19
It Wasn’t The Cows After All. Blog Post

It Wasn’t the Cows After All

While the cattle industry is repeatedly accused of being the main culprit for increased global methane emissions (and a leading cause for climate change), a new study shows that the fertiliser industry is the root cause. The report by researchers from Cornell and the Environmental Defense Fund, published in Elementa, shows that emissions of methane from the industrial fertiliser industry have been dangerously underestimated (and, it turns out, based on self-reporting) and the production of ammonia for fertiliser may result…

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05Jun 19
A Convenient Untruth. Blog Post

A Convenient Untruth

By Simon Fairlie. 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.uk/resources/sustainablefarmingmagazine. Ruminants, and particularly cattle, are habitually cast as climate villains, responsible for large amount of greenhouse gas emissions. According to a much quoted United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) figure, livestock are responsible for 14.5 percent of human greenhouse gas emissions.1 Eighty percent of these emissions come from ruminants, half being methane,…

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08May 19
Truly Grassfed Glanbia Farm Profile

The Glanbia Ireland Farmer Cooperative – Truly Grassfed

The Glanbia Ireland farmer cooperative raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) dairy cattle on independent farms across 21 counties on the eastern seaboard of Ireland. The network of 4,800-farmers annually processes over two billion litres of milk, almost one-third of Ireland’s milk pool, into a range of ingredients—from branded cheese and butter through to the infant, sports, clinical and nutrition markets. Glanbia Ireland brings Certified Animal Welfare Approved by AGW cheeses and butters marketed under the…

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25Feb 19
Certified Grassfed Label Comparison Chart

Grassfed Label Comparison Chart

Grass Fed. Grassfed. Pasture Fed. Grass-fed. Pasture-based. Grass based. Pastoral. Whatever your chosen term, it’s great to see the increased interest in certifying grassfed claims (after all, how else do you know they’re really true?) but it’s important to know which labels mean what. With all the new kids on the block, how does Certified Grassfed by A Greener World compare? Use this handy comparison chart to see how we stack up to other grassfed labels, and help you find…

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