Sixty years ago, Rachel Carson released her seminal book, Silent Spring, whose publication gave birth to the EPA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and more. Join our friends at Friends of the Earth U.S. on October 25 for a …
Carbon Offsets at COP 27: Poison Pill for the Planet, Farmers and Communities
Carbon offsets are ballooning in voluntary and compliance markets, threatening to undermine global climate goals by propping up fossil fuels and unsustainable farming practices, while harming vulnerable communities. Despite these impacts and significant problems with the scientific integrity of offsets, …
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Inflation Reduction Act’s Effects on US Agriculture
The Inflation Reduction Act is certainly an important piece of legislation, with many far-reaching impacts on the US food and agriculture sector. Not all of these impacts are good, however, and some are downright ugly.
Who really won the U.S. versus Canada dairy trade dispute?
In essence, the USMCA panel decision affirms Canada’s right to maintain its supply management program but could undermine Canadian farmers and food processing workers’ ability to benefit economically from local milk and value-added food products.
NFFC Comments to NIH – September 17, 2021
NIH should support innovative studies that assess risks of new technologies in agriculture with independent researchers not linked with agro-industry funds.
WEBINAR: A Call to Address Climate Change: Food Producer Perspectives on the Path Forward
Register here for the webinar (1:30 – 3:00 PM Central Time). As the growing climate crisis impacts food producers across the country, the call for a Just Transition toward climate resilience is echoing throughout Congress, and USDA Secretary Vilsack is advocating …
Consolidation and Climate Change Threaten U.S. Fisheries
A ‘Surf and Turf’ panel hosted by FERN highlighted the effects of climate change – particularly rising ocean temperatures – and the need for fishers in some regions to catch new species or get out of the business. Eaters should also practice flexibility.
Carbon Markets and Agriculture Don’t Mix
Carbon markets place a monetary value on soil carbon sequestration while ignoring the environmental benefits that a system based on agroecology, economic parity, and social equity creates.
Senator Sanders Stands with NFFC, Labor, and Climate Groups on USMCA Vote
The USMCA does nothing to stop the outsourcing of American jobs, to combat climate change, to protect the environment, or to stop the destructive race to the bottom.
Trump’s New Trade Deal USMCA Was ‘Oversold’ and Will Hurt Smaller Farmers
The USMCA missed the chance to address low prices for products by independent family farmers as well as climate change.
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