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The Dirty Secret About Your Clothes

A new crop of small businesses are investing in organic farming, natural dyes and a transparent supply chain that encourages shoppers to consider more eco-friendly alternatives. These products are sold online and in a small, but growing number of U.S. stores.

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It’s… Alive?

“Soil is at the center of [human] health, environmental health, climate resilience, economics, and is the basic infrastructure of all civilization.”

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Widely Accepted Vision for Agriculture May Be Inaccurate, Misleading

Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population.’ This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging this assertion and suggesting a new vision for the future of agriculture. New research suggests that production likely will need to increase between 25 percent and 70 percent to meet 2050 food demand.

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Unlikely Allies Seek to Make Vermont’s Milk the Cream of the Industry

The goal: to develop a set of environmental and ethical standards for dairy farms and build a made-in-Vermont brand that would bring farmers a premium price for their milk. Farms would have to meet those requirements — which could go above and beyond using organic practices — to qualify for using the state seal.

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Companies, NGOs and Scientists Come Together Behind New Definition For “Regenerative Agriculture”

Representatives from over 100 countries, including virtually all areas of food production, manufacturing, retailing and soil science have, for the first time, come together on a unified definition for the quickly emerging “Regenerative” approach to growing food that has been shown to provide multiple benefits to food security, health, and climate change.