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Food & Agriculture

We 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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New research reveals factory farm manure biogas production harms environmental justice, fails to achieve methane reduction targets, and worsens consolidation

First-of-its-kind analysis casts doubt on a linchpin of the Biden administration’s methane reduction strategy

Kroger Joins Trend of Grocers Competing to Protect Bees and Biodiversity from Toxic Pesticides

In a win for biodiversity, the climate, and our health, Kroger is the latest major U.S. grocer to announce commitments aimed at reducing the use of toxic pesticides in its fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain.

New Policy: Major Grocery Retailer Whole Foods Market Addresses Toxic Pesticides to Protect Pollinators

Amid bee crisis, leading organic U.S. food retailer focuses pollinator policy on pesticides in supply chain.

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Protecting the Birds and the Bees
Protecting the Birds and the Bees

The Birds and Bees Protection Act proposed to eliminate 80-90% of the neonics entering New York’s environment yearly.

Protecting the Amazon from Rampant Deforestation
Protecting the Amazon from Rampant Deforestation

Studies suggest that cattle ranching and animal feed production is currently responsible for 80% of deforestation across the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Protecting our Food from Toxic Pesticides
Protecting our Food from Toxic Pesticides

For far too long, we’ve been exposed to a neurotoxic pesticide called chlorpyrifos, despite decades of science clearly linking this pesticide to brain damage in children.

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Multilateral banks’ investments in industrial livestock undermine their Paris climate commitments
Multilateral banks’ investments in industrial livestock undermine their Paris climate commitments

As world leaders meet tomorrow in Paris to discuss the role of public finance in addressing “climate change and the global crisis”, delegates should press multilateral development banks (MDBs) to invest in line with the Paris Agreement

Bee Habitat Loss
Bee Habitat Loss

Bee populations are in decline, in part because of habitat loss and destruction. Find out more about why it’s happening and the impacts.

Why is Roundup Still Being Sold?
Why is Roundup Still Being Sold?

The popular herbicide is still being sold despite over 125,000 lawsuits. Explore how dangerous this product truly is.

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  • Biogas or Bull****?
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  • Stop Factory Farm Financing Coalition Annual Report 2023
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  • 2023 Bee-Friendly Supermarket Scorecard
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