Resources
FOE USDA Climate Comments

Friends of the Earth U.S., on behalf of 2.8 million members and supporters in the United States, is pleased to present these comments in response to USDA’s Request for Public Comment on the Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.

FOE Opposition to Growing Climate Solutions Act

Why the “Growing Climate Solutions Act” Will Fail Farmers, Harm Frontline Communities, and Exacerbate the Climate Crisis

USDA Foods: How a $1.3 billion program can be transformed to create a more just and healthy food system

The USDA Foods program, while providing well-intentioned financial support for school districts, contributes to menus that rely heavily on carbon-intensive, ultra-processed foods like hamburgers, deli meat sandwiches, and chicken nuggets sourced from the largest industrial meat and dairy corporations.

Growing Climate Solutions Act Opposition Letter (2)

This legislation aims to build a framework for broad-scale development of carbon markets and to pave the way for a national cap-and-trade program. We oppose these carbon schemes for the reasons discussed below.

The State of School Lunch in California

The need to make school food healthier, climate-friendly and accessible to all families is more urgent than ever.

Organic School Food Roadmap

This report outlines six key strategies and shares seven brief case studies from diverse school districts that show how school districts with various food service models can successfully source organic food.

Organic, Plant-Forward, Scratch Cooked School Meals: A California Case Study

As schools across the nation grapple with how to feed kids healthier, more sustainable food on tight budgets, an inspiring story from Northern California provides a roadmap for change.

TIAA’s Accumulation of Farmland is Not Responsible

TIAA’s “Responsible Investment in Farmland” report series highlights the fact that in 2011 TIAA was one of a group of businesses that developed the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) Farmland Guidelines, which are supposed to guide ins tu onal investors who wish to invest in farmland in a responsible manner.

Growing Climate Solutions Act Opposition Letter

We, the undersigned organizations, encourage you to oppose the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2020 (S. 3894/H.R. 7393).

Gene-Silencing Pesticides: Risks and Concerns

Gene-silencing RNAi pesticides are virtually unregulated, both domestically and internationally, and therefore are on track to be commercialized without proper risk assessments or precautions