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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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  • September 27, 2021 Grist: There’s a major gap in the new methane pledge: Agriculture

    Last week, the United States and European Union launched the most ambitious plan to date to slash global methane emissions. The Global Methane Pledge, which reportedly already has the support of at least six of the world’s 15 largest producers of the greenhouse gas, aims to

  • September 15, 2021 Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call US-EU Methane Reduction Commitment a Long Overdue First Step

    Today, environmental justice, rural community and environmental groups across the United States recognized the U.S. and European Union’s joint pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent from 2020 levels by 2030 as a positive if insufficient step, while urging the Biden Administration not to follow through on mitigation efforts that rely upon false industry championed climate “solutions”. In particular, they call on the administration to use existing legal authority to require methane limits and to reject factory farm gas, branded “biogas” by Big Ag and Big Oil & Gas, as a means of reducing methane from industrial agriculture operations. Factory farm gas technology props up the factory farm system at the expense of Black, Latino, Indigenous, and white rural communities and further harms the land, air, and water across America.
  • September 7, 2021 Meat + Poultry: Hormel Foods deceptive advertising lawsuit sent to trial

    The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) can pursue claims of false advertising against Hormel Foods Corp., the US Court of Appeals – DC Circuit ruled on Sept. 2. The latest ruling sends the lawsuit to trial.


“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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