EXCERPT: By Stacy Briscoe - A new certification program aims to define this carbon-capturing farming practice, which some believe could transform vineyards and combat climate change...
Regenerative viticulture has become a buzz word in the wine world recently, yet there’s still some confusion as to what specific practices set the philosophy apart from organic or sustainable grape growing. A new certification program launched by the Regenerative Organic Alliance (ROA) aims to change that. Founded in 2017 to create specific standards on how to implement regenerative farming into various agricultural industries worldwide, the ROA offers certifications in numerous sectors of the industry, from commodity crops to textiles. Globally recognized businesses such as Patagonia, Nature’s Path, and Guayaki are certified members.
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