Major U.S. Food Companies Join to Address Climate Change and Healthy Soils by Creating a New Standard Focused on Regenerative Agriculture

The core design team for the new standard also includes farmers, ranchers, soil scientists and certification experts and includes input and agreement from nearly 50 organizations on the goals of the new standard, which include:

Ability to rapidly achieve impact
Outcomes-based metrics, that can be verified and enforced
Value, viability and flexibility for farmers, with credit for outcomes already achieved
Clarity and transparency for supply chains
Compatibility with related standards, such as Regenerative Organic, Organic, and Non-GMO. (Companies or growers who have invested in complementary standards will have those achievements recognized within this program, but they are not mandatory.)
Flexibility for improvements as new data become available

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