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230+ Organizations Urge Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Reject Support for CAFOs in the Build Back Better Act

CAFOs are a driving factor of an unjust food system that pollutes the environment, threatens human health, and perpetuates systemic racism and inequity. Read More

President Biden’s Methane Plan Fails to Tackle the #1 Source of Methane Emissions

President Biden’s methane plan fails to tackle the number one source of methane emissions in the United States: animal agriculture. Read More

200 NGOs Worldwide Oppose Public Funding of Brazilian Meat Giant Marfrig

If IDB-Invest is genuinely committed to tackling climate change, it must drop this loan and stop funding industrial livestock operations Read More

Local communities and NGOs condemn new World Bank loan for Ecuador’s largest meat company

Last week, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) board approved a $50 million loan to Pronaca, Ecuador's biggest livestock producer. Read More

World Bank urged to drop a $50 million loan for factory farm expansion in Ecuador because of health, social and environmental impacts

The World Bank is being urged to drop a $50 million loan to Pronaca, Ecuador’s biggest livestock producer, because of its harmful impacts. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary

Secretary Vilsack’s second tour at US Department of Agriculture must look dramatically different than his first. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on Impending Nomination of Tom Vilsack for USDA Secretary

We are deeply disappointed that President-elect Biden appears to have selected an agribusiness lobbyist with a tarnished record on civil rights, consolidation, and the environment as his USDA Secretary. Read More

160+ Organizations Urge President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Heidi Heitkamp from Consideration for USDA Secretary

A coalition of more than 160 environmental, food justice, sustainable agriculture, workers’ rights, animal welfare, social justice, public health, and anti-hunger organizations sent a letter today to President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and their transition team opposing Heidi Heitkamp as a potential nominee for USDA Secretary. Read More

Sen. Schumer, Rep. McEachin, progressive and climate advocates speak out against liability waivers in covid stimulus

Mitch McConnell is much more worried about an imaginary epidemic of lawsuits than he is about the real life pandemic hurting the country Read More

Mega poultry producer in hot water over fowl advertising, faces joint lawsuit

Sanderson Farms heavily brands itself as “100% Natural” despite routinely feeding its chickens antibiotics and raising them in unnatural industrial sheds. Read More