Eighty-five percent of the beef Americans consume is produced by four corporate giants – Tyson, Smithfield, Cargill, and JBS. These companies use methods of mass factory production to pump out products where the only concern is their bottom line. They do so without regard for the suffering their methods inflict on animals or the risks their methods pose to consumers, neighbors, employees, and the earth. Find resources below for defending your community when it’s threatened by industrial animal production.
The Food Project takes a multifaceted approach to support a more sustainable, honest, humane and safe food system. In our lawsuits, we represent farmers, rural communities, consumers, and workers who share our vision. In our advocacy, we spread awareness of the systemic inequities that have allowed this corporate takeover of our food system and show policymakers and the public how they can support a return to farming focused on sustaining communities rather than extracting profit.
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Farmland Access Legal Toolkit
The Farmland Access Legal Toolkit is a comprehensive resource from Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, designed to help farmers and