Aramark, Sodexo, and Compass group often have exclusive contracts with “Big Food” corporations that systematically lock out smaller, more sustainable producers, fair trade companies, and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers—especially those who have been disenfranchised.
Livestock production accounts for about 15 percent of global GHG emissions — more than the tailpipe emissions from all the planes, trains, cars and trucks in the world combined!
A new groundbreaking study by Friends of the Earth in conjunction with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), shows that schools can make lunches healthier and more climate-friendly while saving money.
Greening school food should be a primary ingredient in combating climate change—just as important as making schools more solar-powered and energy efficient.
Research shows that we cannot avoid the worst impacts of climate change unless we dramatically scale back our consumption of animal foods. That's because producing meat and cheese generates large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and guzzles huge amounts of water.