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A Better Food System

The Public Justice Food Project uses strategically targeted litigation, coupled with basebuilding and storytelling, to address the structural and institutional inequities upon which our current food system is built and work toward a food system that is free from extraction and exploitation.

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  • February 12, 2021 Court grants R-CALF motion in beef checkoff case for attorney fees, costs

    BILLINGS — Yesterday, a U.S. district court in Montana granted R-CALF USA’s motion for $145,428.08 in legal fees and $5,344.17 in costs the group incurred in procuring a preliminary injunction in its beef checkoff case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that effectively stopped the agency

  • January 19, 2021 Meatpackers Press for Covid-19 Vaccine to Protect Line Workers

    Meatpacking workers and their employers are pushing to the front of the line for coronavirus vaccinations as state governments roll out their distribution plans to combat the pandemic.

  • January 4, 2021 ‘No Evidence’ of Virus Litigation Wave as Businesses Seek Shield

    The volume of lawsuits filed since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic that allege workplace safety violations—including sickness and death from lack of protective equipment, social distancing, and limiting exposure—has been far less than the onslaught predicted by pro-business groups and some politicians.


Public Justice brought a lot of strength and knowledge and national influence to [this issue].

– Helen Reddout, Community Association for Restoration of the Environment, Public Justice client in Yakima Valley dairy cases

Special thanks to the Greenbaum Foundation, Patagonia,
the Schmidt Family Foundation, Stray Dog Institute,
and others for their generous support of this work

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