About

We envision a future where our food chain results in healthy, empowered communities and sustainable livelihoods and a just animal agriculture system that is transparent and accountable to people, not profit.

Movement-Oriented Impact

The Public Justice Food Project is the only legal project in the country that is focused solely on dismantling the structures that enable the consolidation of corporate power and extractive practices in our food system and supporting a vision of animal agriculture that is regenerative, humane, and owned by independent farmers.

We believe we cannot make change alone, and that we must align ourselves with allies across movement sectors, and combine litigation with base building and communications to create lasting change. From protecting our land, water, and animals, to standing up for the rights of workers and food producers, dismantling industrial animal agriculture moves us all closer to the world we want to see.

Impact Litigation

We believe the way we achieve our vision is through bringing strategically targeted litigation that supports the larger good food movement and redresses the structural and institutional inequities upon which the current system is built. Learn more about our litigation.

In addition to pursuing litigation that makes a difference, we are growing a legal network across the country to support communities impacted by industrial animal agriculture. Learn more about becoming part of our legal network.

Changing the Narrative

In order to create meaningful and lasting change, we must dismantle the dominant narrative around food — that bigger is better, and that corporations know better than food producers and rural communities — and strengthen a new narrative rooted in our values. By uplifting the stories of communities impacted by industrial animal agriculture, including those of rural community members, independent farmers, and consumers, we can reinforce the ideas we know to be true: that we all have a right to clean air and water and safe, healthy food; that our food system should be accountable to us; and that together, we can make the change we need to see. Read some of our stories.

Strengthening Communities

The greatest negative impacts of industrial animal agriculture as it exists today are largely concentrated on the most historically marginalized communities. This is by design, so that communities experiencing contamination of their land, air, and water by industrial facilities have few resources to make their concerns and stories known. We are committed to supporting base building and power building in impacted communities, through crafting advocacy to support community-led campaigns that lift up their experiences and work, investing resources in trainings to empower grassroots leadership, adding capacity to community-led projects, and developing trust and lasting relationships with community leaders fighting for a better food system. Take action to support impacted communities.