Food & AgricultureWe work to rapidly transition our food system to one that is sustainable, healthy, and just. For decades, United States food and farming policy, corporate power and agricultural science have been directed toward a narrow goal: producing as many calories as possible as cheaply as possible. The confluence of these forces has created a powerful river of toxic, energy-intensive factory farming. We are eroding public health, worker safety, local economies, animal welfare, and the resilience of the ecosystems we depend on. Solutions are available — if policymakers, people and businesses make vitally needed changes. We must farm in a way that protects the health of people and the planet. We seek three fundamental shifts in our food system: from toxic and chemical intensive to healthy and ecologically regenerative; from corporate controlled to democratically governed; and from a system that embodies the deepest inequities in our society to one that advances justice and fulfills the needs of all eaters now and in the future.
Food & Agriculture Tell Kroger: Step up and protect beesTAKE ACTION
Food & Agriculture Tell Darden: Stop serving meat raised with routine antibioticsTAKE ACTION
Food & Agriculture Tell your state Attorney General: Stop the mega-merger of Bayer & MonsantoTAKE ACTION
Scott Pruitt took direction from the pesticide industry and further delayed assessment on neonicotinoids instead of listening to the science and taking immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will join conservation groups on February 14 at noon to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban uses of neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinators.
This is just the latest of Trump’s attacks on sensible, science-based regulations, once again putting the interests of corporations ahead of the interests of our health and environment.
Instead of investing in potential problems masquerading as solutions, shouldn’t we invest in the transparent, organic, humane, and socially just production of real food in a way that benefits farmers, food-chain workers, consumers, animals, and the environment?
We can go a long way in that direction by shifting public policy and institutional purchasing to help people shift to protein sources—from both plants and animals—that are better for our bodies and for the planet.
Bees aren’t the only important pollinators in peril.