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25Oct 19
H Wentzel – Queenstown, South Africa. farm profile

H Wentzel – Queenstown, South Africa

H Wentzel raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle in Queenstown, South Africa. The cattle at H Wentzel are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare…

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25Oct 19
JC Landman – Queenstown, South Africa. farm profile

JC Landman – Queenstown, South Africa

JC Landman raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle in Queenstown, South Africa. The cattle at JC Landman are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. In addition to being Certified Animal Welfare…

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25Oct 19
Freddie Du Plessis – Queenstown, South Africa. farm profile

Freddie Du Plessis – Queenstown, South Africa

Freddie Du Plessis raises Certified Animal Welfare Approved by A Greener World (AGW) and Certified Non-GMO by AGW beef cattle in Queenstown, South Africa. The cattle at Freddie Du Plessis are rotationally managed, grazing one section of pasture before being moved to fresh fields. This type of management allows grass to recover before cows return to graze again; it also keeps the soil properly fertilised and minimises the build-up of internal parasites, thereby avoiding reliance on chemical treatments. In addition to being Certified…

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24Oct 19
Non-GMO Label Comparison Chart. Blog post

Non-GMO Label Comparison Chart

There are many reasons why you might want to avoid genetically modified organisms. Most consumers have concerns about health. Other questions one might ask in the face of this new technology: What impact do GMOs have on our ecosystems, the independence of farmers, and the rights of consumers to informed choice to decide what they purchase and put in their bodies? If you’re interested in avoiding GMOs, understanding the different non-gmo claims is important to know what they mean–and don’t…

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08Aug 19
Mythane. Blog post

Mythane

Methane emissions from the industrial sector have been vastly underestimated, according to new research from Cornell University and the Environmental Defense Fund. Published in Elementa, researchers equipped a Google Street View car with a high-precision methane sensor and discovered that total annual methane emissions from ammonia fertiliser plants were 28 gigagrams—over 100 times higher than the fertiliser industry’s self-reported estimate of 0.2 gigagrams per year. In addition, the measured emissions alone far exceed the EPA’s estimate for all industrial processes…

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