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.
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This lays the groundwork for Big Ag to use these projects to greenwash their own emissions and collect tremendous amounts of farm data.
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor advanced the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act with a vote of 27-19.
Today, the House introduced the “Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act” Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation.
While the federal government prioritizes donations over decades of science, it’s more important than ever for states like New York to step up to protect public health and environment.
Friends of the Earth members successfully pressured unqualified, anti-science USDA nominee Sam Clovis to withdraw from consideration.
Thanks to Friends of the Earth, three-quarters of the garden industry has moved away from neonics, and many major retailers have committed to stop selling plants and products treated with these bee-killing pesticides.
Thanks to pressure from Friends of the Earth and thousands of our members who highlighted the many sustainability and health concerns surrounding genetically engineered salmon and the lack of consumer demand, 80 food retailers have made commitments to not sell GE salmon, including Walmart, Costco, Albertson’s, Kroger, Trader Joe’s and…
In July 2022 monarch butterflies were classified as endangered. This iconic insect is teetering on the brink, but you can help. Find out how.
Student involvement on the local level in one’s own school district inspires and drives the change needed throughout our country.
Our goal in engaging IFC is to encourage the bank to shift its agricultural lending toward diversified and climate-resilient food systems.