Category: Sustainable Agricultural Practices

  • Regenerative Agriculture 101: The Basics
    January 14, 2021

    Regenerative Agriculture 101: The Basics

    Regenerative agriculture focuses on healthy soil, which is vital to growing healthy crops, maintaining healthy farms, and cultivating food in a way that isn’t just less harmful but actually benefits the environment.
  • Fair Trade Certification: Strengthening the Community
    January 12, 2021

    Fair Trade Certification: Strengthening the Community

    Fair trade certifications and practices change the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
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  • Fast Fashion & the Consequences of Trendiness
    January 7, 2021

    Fast Fashion & the Consequences of Trendiness

    What is fast fashion exactly? Cheap. Quick. Unhealthy for our bodies and for the planet. This business model cranks out mass produced, inexpensive, low-quality garments.
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  • Urban Agriculture: How to Build Healthier Communities
    December 25, 2020

    Urban Agriculture: How to Build Healthier Communities

    Our cities may not have vast expanses of land for big farms, but with urban gardening, it is still possible for city dwellers to get their hands dirty and cultivate a fresh tomato or two.
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  • 3 T’s Behind a Product Certification: Trust, Transparency and Traceability
    December 14, 2020

    3 T’s Behind a Product Certification: Trust, Transparency and Traceability

    Consumers rely on the certification logo on the product packaging to “trust” that this product satisfies their values and expectations as a consumer. The reality, however, which may not be known by many consumers, is that there is a trade-off between cost and oversight.
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  • 2 Crucial Benefits of Eating Organic
    December 7, 2020

    2 Crucial Benefits of Eating Organic

    In the United States, 68% of consumers perceive organic food to be safer than conventional food. Organic food is better for us less because of what it has, and more because of what it doesn’t have.
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  • Organic Almonds: The Wild, Abundant Food of Sicily
    November 16, 2020

    Organic Almonds: The Wild, Abundant Food of Sicily

    In Sicily, the almonds appear wild, as if planted randomly and left in unkempt farms without irrigation or care. It seems the trees only receive attention for an occasional pruning and the yearly harvest. The almonds aren’t pushed to their productive limit, and in many cases, the trees simply aren’t harvested.
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  • Regenerative Organic Certification: The Producers Market Vision
    October 7, 2020

    Regenerative Organic Certification: The Producers Market Vision

    If we truly want agriculture to be the greatest solution to combat climate change through carbon sequestration in soil, forests, and biological corridors, then we must link the desire of consumers to purchase regenerative products with a marketing value proposition and certification that can be trusted.
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  • Tropical Forestry Crops
    September 24, 2020

    Tropical Forestry Crops

    When we pause for a moment and begin to observe nature, we quickly realize that the perfect cycle of food production often already exists in the forest. Within this ecosystem, high-quality organic food outputs can simultaneously exist.
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