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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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  • May 19, 2022 Grist: Is California giving its methane digesters too much credit?

    Every year, California dairy farms emit hundreds of thousands of tons of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which gets released when livestock operations pool manure in open-air lagoons.

  • May 5, 2022 The Fern: Today's Quick Hits

    A U.S. district court judge in Texas ruled that the National Black Farmers Association and the Association of American Indian Farmers can intervene in a lawsuit by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller to block federal debt relief for socially disadvantaged farmers. (Public Justice)

  • May 3, 2022 WorkCompCentral: Court won't dismiss complaint over benefits for undocumented workers

    A Michigan trial court on Friday denied the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging workers compensation regulators are illegally and unconstitutionally denying benefits for occupational injuries based solely on the immigration status of the injured workers.


“Public Justice has something to contribute — legal expertise — and asks how to partner in an equitable way with a level playing field, rather than through a top-down relationship.”

J Jordan, Policy Coordinator with Leadership Counsel for Justice & Accountability

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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