Certified Animal Welfare Approved is one of the fastest growing certifications and label claims in the United States and is highly reputable according to Consumer Reports.
Fairtrade seeks to improve lives, working conditions, the environment and the economy by creating networks of “fair trades” between producers and consumers.
This 14 billion dollar industry is expected to rise to over 30 billion dollars by 2021, and to a staggering 100 billion dollars by 2025. This up and coming form of grocery shopping raises new concerns with respect to existing environmental issues: food waste, packaging and carbon emissions.
In simple terms, the Certified Grassfed label insures that all animals must have ample time outside, be fed only grass, and be treated with the highest degree of animal welfare standards. Today’s story is all about Certified Grassfed by AGW. (more…)
Soybeans fuel the world and are a major player in global trade. Now, recent trade policies are causing shifts in demand that could have serious environmental consequences.
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) was created as a grassroots nonprofit to serve a sector of farmers that are predominantly excluded from the National Organic Program due to their small size and the high cost of certification fees. Today’s story is all about Certified Naturally Grown. (more…)
Avocados have been part of the natural environment and cuisine in parts of Central America for thousands of years, but the craze only swept the world in the past century. However, with such an emphasis on the health and taste implications of the fad food, the environmental impacts of growing avocados are often overlooked. (more…)
In today’s society, we often use the term organic as a synonym for healthy, but it truly is much more than that. Today we will be begin our journey into understanding common certifications with an in-depth look at USDA Organic certification. (more…)
Smooth, green skin; red, juicy flesh; and an overlooked secret. This is the story of Citrullus lanatus, the watermelon. (more…)