Identifying a Food Future that Preserves Biodiversity

Alternative proteins can be produced at scale and have the potential to reduce demand for conventional meat. But are they the answer to preserving biodiversity?

A Market for Small-Scale Hog Farmers to Thrive

In central Iowa, small-scale hog farmer Travis Flaherty takes pride in raising his animals more sustainably, allowing them to exhibit their natural behaviors.

Why Are Food System Folks Fighting Against More Humane Animal Conditions at the Supreme Court?

Promoting animal welfare is about a global shift away from unsustainable factory farming and inhumane practices.

How Investing in Livestock Health Can Save People and the Environment

The International Livestock Research Institute recommends 18 key ways to optimize livestock systems and improve animal, human, and environmental health.

New Report Reveals Organic Dairy Farming Stores Carbon, Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Research shows that greenhouse gas emissions on organic U.S. dairy farms were 24 percent lower when compared to emissions from conventional dairy farms.

Demand for Organic Meat Is Booming, but There’s a Shortage of Slaughterhouses

As demand for locally raised and certified organic meat booms, small farmers are struggling with the scarcity of slaughter facilities.

Farming Must Be Economically Sustainable

For Mindy and Drew Duff, sustainability also means being able to keep farming in the family.

For a Hog Farmer in Iowa, Staying Small Isn’t Easy

The Kenyons knew they needed to find a stable market that would allow them to raise their hogs humanely and sustainably.

The Next Generation of Hog Farming: “I’d Rather Be the Best Farmer than the Biggest Farmer”

Carlson Family Farm gives their hogs plenty of time outdoors so they have the freedom to move and express their natural habits.

Food Systems Change Takes a Community: “No One Can Do This Alone”

Farmers, food systems advocates, and business leaders discuss the ways that food systems can help to empower people and support the planet.

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