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News: Major food companies join to address climate change and healthy soils by creating a new standard focused on regenerative agriculture

The Carbon Underground, Green America and various food industry partners are developing a new standard for regenerative agriculture. It is claimed that the standard will encourage farmers to restore soil and improve crop resilience and nutrient density.

The initiative will build on the definition of regenerative agriculture (PDF link) already developed by The Carbon Underground. Farmers, ranchers, soil scientists and certification experts will contribute to designing the new standard.

Read the full story here and a commentary piece from Civil Eats here. See also the Foodsource resource How do food systems affect land-use and biodiversity?

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19 Mar 2018
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