How to Start a Regenerative Agriculture Movement in Your Community

By Regeneration International The most important, although as of yet little known, new paradigm shift and set of practices in the world today is regenerative agriculture , or rather regenerative food , farming and land use. Regeneration practices , scaled up globally on billions of acres of farmland, pasture, and forest, have the potential to not only mitigate, but actually reverse global warming and, at the same time, provide solutions to other burning issues such as poverty, deteriorating public health, environmental degradation, and global conflict. The world-changing promise of regeneration lies in the fact

A New Food Label Is Coming Soon and It Goes ‘Beyond Organic’

Conscious consumers won’t have to wait much longer for clear guidance on how to buy food and other products that are not only certified organic , but also certified regenerative . On Wednesday, the Rodale Institute unveiled draft standards for a new Regenerative Organic Certification , developed by Rodale and a coalition of farmers, ranchers, nonprofits, scientists and brands. When finalized, the certification will go “beyond organic” by establishing higher standards for soil health and land management, animal welfare and farmer and worker fairness. Organic Consumer Association and our Regeneration International project, fully embrace this new venture to make organic more climate

Glyphosate in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream + ‘Monsanto Papers’ = Very Interesting Times

By Katherine Paul Sometimes the stars align. This is one of those times. Not long after the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) announced that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tested positive for glyphosate , the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, another story broke—one that validates the importance of finding glyphosate , even at low doses, in any food. According to internal Monsanto documents, Monsanto forced the retraction of a critical long-term study , first published in 2012, showing that very low doses of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide—lower than those detected in Ben

Here’s How to Boycott Organic Imposters

By Katherine Paul and Ronnie Cummins A recent series of articles by a Washington Post reporter could have some consumers questioning the value of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) organic seal. But are a few bad eggs representative of an entire industry? Consumers are all for cracking down on the fraudulent few who, with the help of Big Food , big retail chains and questionable certifiers give organics a bad name. But they also want stronger standards, and better enforcement—not

Tribunal Judges: Monsanto Violates Basic Human Rights to a Healthy Environment

The five international judges for the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion Tuesday, which includes key conclusions on the conduct of Monsanto and the need for important changes to international laws governing multinational corporations. The judges concluded that Monsanto has engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to