Big Ag

activist north carolina
Bringing Big Ag’s Right to Harm to the U.S. Supreme Court

Two couples in rural Indiana worked for decades to build the American dream—and then watched it slip away to a massive pig farm. They refuse to give up.

bird poultry barn
“A Huge Lack of Transparency”: The Problem With USDA’s $19-Billion Coronavirus Relief Program

Millions of farmed animals are being killed as the industry receives billions in COVID-19 federal aid. Advocates want to know where the money is going.

$100 Million Financing for Plant-Based Protein? Let’s Talk About Billions for Animal Ag

By diverting federal funding for animal agriculture to the growing plant-based protein market, we can build a more ethical and resilient food system.

tesco food grocery
Britain’s Largest Food Retailer Hides Behind High Welfare Claims

The problem is not that their animal welfare standards are too low, but that the language of welfare has no place in these standards at all.

chicken farm poultry
Despite Perdue’s High Welfare Standards, Some Chickens Can’t Survive 45 Days

Perdue is often touted as a leader in chicken welfare. But across the poultry industry, companies continue to leave their youngest and sickest birds behind.

eggs grocery labeling
Does “Certified Humane” Mean Cruelty-Free?

Humane food labels are supposed to give consumers confidence that their products are responsibly sourced and farmers are held to higher welfare standards. But all too often, they’re proven wrong.

farming layer hens
Tyson Foods Kills 2.4 Billion Animals Every Year. Can It Do Good, Too?

As a leading meat producer, Tyson has the potential to do much harm but also much good. It could annually end the exploitation of billions of animals by expanding its plant-based protein offerings.

fish farming factory
The Hidden Cost of Trump’s Move to Deregulate Fish Farms

Trump recently signed an order to deregulate and greenlight new industrial fish farms. But virtually no thought has been given to those most impacted by these operations: the fish themselves.

amazon deforestation food supply
Corruption and Exploitation: Brazil’s Position in the Global Food System

Brazil plays a major role in the global food supply. But with rampant corruption and disregard for human rights, animal, and environmental issues, Bolsonaro’s Brazil has become a global threat.

chicken soy feed
Does Soy Consumption Harm the Planet? Depends Who’s Eating It

The footprint of soy-based vegan food is negligible compared to that of “ghost soy” in meat, dairy, and eggs.