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Environmental Justice Advocates Oppose Factory Farm Energy Expansion at EPA Hearing

This week environmental justice advocates across the U.S. testified against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard during virtual hearings hosted by EPA. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement in Response to USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Announcement

This lays the groundwork for Big Ag to use these projects to greenwash their own emissions and collect tremendous amounts of farm data. Read More

Environmental justice, climate groups call on EPA to rein in the harms of factory farms

A letter sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urges him to act on the EPA’s existing authority to provide federal oversight of factory farms. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on EPA’s Final Strategic Plan

The EPA's 2022-2026 strategic plan unfortunately omits a plan to address the environmental impacts of animal agriculture and factory farming. Read More

IDB Invest Drops Controversial Loan to Brazilian Beef Giant Marfrig Global Foods

Public development finance should not be channeled to large-scale industrial livestock operations like Marfrig that fuel deforestation and the climate crisis. Read More

Billie Eilish and Maggie Baird Take to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Plant-Based School Meals

Today, Grammy Award winning artist Billie Eilish and food justice and climate activist Maggie Baird spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing in support of the Healthy Future Students and Earth Act Read More

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