REGENERATION PLEDGE

The Regeneration Pledge consists of the seven steps necessary to move away from the toxic and climate-threatening practices that currently dominate Vermont agriculture, and to hasten the transition that puts agriculture in its rightful place as a solution to many of our ecological woes, rather than the cause.

Regeneration Vermont is presenting this pledge to the major food corporations in the state — most notably Ben & Jerry’s and Cabot Creamery. We’re asking that they sign on to it and begin to help their farmers make the necessary transition to regenerative forms of agriculture.

Regeneration Pledge

I support Regeneration Vermont\'s campaign to encourage the major dairy corporations in the state - most notably Ben & Jerry\'s and Cabot Creamery - to help their farmers and producers transition to regenerative, organic agricultural practices. These include the adoption of the following seven principles: 

  • Eliminate GMO crops;
  • Transition to regenerative organic agricultural methods and terminate the use of toxic pesticides/fertilizers;
  • Provide fair wages for farmers, including premiums based on regeneration benchmarks and assistance in the transition toward regenerative methods;
  • Ensure economic justice for farm workers, fair and livable wages, decent housing and social and cultural dignity;
  • Adopt climate remediation techniques, beginning with an emphasis on healthy soils and cover-cropping for carbon sequestration and erosion control;
  • Practice humane treatment of farm animals, a phase-out of confinement dairies and a transition back to grassland grazing and grass-based feed for ruminants;
  • Clean up and protect our watersheds, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and groundwater.

I support Regeneration Vermont's campaign to encourage the major dairy corporations in the state - most notably Ben & Jerry's and Cabot Creamery - to help their farmers and producers transition to regenerative, organic agricultural practices. These include the adoption of the following seven principles: 


  • Eliminate GMO crops;

  • Transition to regenerative organic agricultural methods and terminate the use of toxic pesticides/fertilizers;
  • Provide fair wages for farmers, including premiums based on regeneration benchmarks and assistance in the transition toward regenerative methods;
  • Ensure economic justice for farm workers, fair and livable wages, decent housing and social and cultural dignity;
  • Adopt climate remediation techniques, beginning with an emphasis on healthy soils and cover-cropping for carbon sequestration and erosion control;
  • Practice humane treatment of farm animals, a phase-out of confinement dairies and a transition back to grassland grazing and grass-based feed for ruminants;
  • Clean up and protect our watersheds, streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, and groundwater.

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