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  • ...Our primary concerns have to do with the implications of industrial agriculture involved with the cultivation of most GMO crops.
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    HowGood Assessment: GMOs
    The first GMO products hit supermarket shelves in 1996, but it wasn’t until the turn of the century that concerns about genetically modified foods skyrocketed. “GMO” became a household term as environmental and consumer rights groups, select scientists, TV personalities, and the mainstream media took up arms against these “unnatural” foods. Genetically modified ingredients are now widespread throughout American food products, though this has remained a polarizing topic. There are many facets to the GMO debate: political, financial, agricultural, environmental, biological. HowGood understands the range and complexity of public concerns. While we consider all of these, our primary concerns have to do with the implications of industrial agriculture involved with the cultivation of most GMO crops.
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  • This country’s farmers have always been the backbone and foundation of our economy.
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    NATURAL DAIRY PRODUCTS
    At Natural Dairy Products, we are, have been and always will be in business to support the family owned and operated farms we procure our milk from. This country’s farmers have always been the backbone and foundation of our economy. We improve the food system by promoting and supporting organic farming and the sustainable use of our natural resources. We use the principles of grass based dairy production as a means to improve the quality of our products, maximize the health of our cows and protect our watersheds. This enables us to produce foods that benefit consumers and farmers alike.
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  • Carbon Farming: A new trend in sustainable agriculture
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    HowGood Research: Carbon Farming
    Around the world, people are engaged in the heated fight against climate change as the situation becomes more dire with each day. The troublesome reality is that our agricultural system is responsible for much of this environmental damage, contributing to an estimated one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Marin Carbon Project. But this problem can be solved with the very antagonist of the issue itself with the help of a new trend in sustainable agriculture. Carbon farming works to increase the amount of carbon captured by plants and soil, reducing the amount of CO2 released to the atmosphere by agriculture. HowGood believes that carbon farming has the potential to reverse climate change for good, and we just ...
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  • ...the future of better-for-you foods lies in our ability to discern and select.
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    Tony Olson: CEO SPINS
    ...the future of better-for-you foods lies in our ability to discern and select.
    Tony Olson: CEO SPINS
  • Glyphosate is not the problem. It’s a symptom of a much, much larger problem.
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    HowGood Research: Glyphosate
    Across the U.S., people are engaged in hot debate over the EPA’s release of a draft risk assessment concluding that glyphosate – the most widely-used herbicide and key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup – is non-carcinogenic. The EPA is accepting comments until April 30, 2018, so now is the time to learn and make your opinion known on the topic. While reports are mixed on whether the herbicide is indeed cancer-causing, HowGood believes the issue is much bigger than glyphosate: what we really need to be concerned about is the industrial food system that relies on it.
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