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Civil Eats is an award-winning news source for in-depth, unique reporting, and commentary on the US food system’s most important and complex stories. They cover news stories on food and food policy issues, food justice, farming practices, health and food safety issues, and agricultural issues relevant to climate change and the environment.
Food Research and Action Center
The Food Research & Action Center improves the nutrition, health, and well being of people struggling against poverty-related hunger in the United States through advocacy, partnerships, and by advancing bold and equitable policy solutions.
HEAL Food Alliance
HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, and Labor)'s mission is to build collective power to create food and farm systems that are healthy for families, accessible and affordable for all communities, and fair to the hard-working people who grow, distribute, prepare, and serve our food — while protecting the air, water, and land we all depend on. They bring together the various sectors of food and agriculture to heal our food system and organize campaigns in key arenas to fix America’s food economy, health, and environment.
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
NSAC is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates for federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities and provides direct representation in Washington DC. NSAC works to support small and mid-size family farms, healthy rural communities, and sustainable and organic farmers normally dominated by big business, and to protect natural resources, promote and ensure access to healthy, and nutritious foods for all.
Pesticide Action Network
Pesticide Action Network is an international coalition of around 600 NGOs, citizens' groups, and individuals in about 60 countries that fights problems caused by pesticide use, and advocates for ecologically sound alternatives. In the US, key issues include agroecology & farming solutions; GMOs, pesticides & profits; food democracy; and agricultural policies that work.
The mission of the Rodale Institute is to improve the health and well-being of people and the planet through organic leadership, research, education, and support. Their newly created Regenerative Organic Certified food label establishes a high-bar standard for regenerative organic agricultural practices focused on soil health, animal welfare, and social fairness.
The Rural Coalition / Coalición Rural is an alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and working people from the United States, Mexico, Canada, and beyond working together toward a new society that values unity, hope, people, and land. It is one of the most grassroots-oriented and culturally diverse of rural organizations. With over 50 grassroots member organizations they serve as a critical advocacy voice of African-American, American Indian, Asian-American, Euro-American, Latino, and women farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and rural communities throughout the U.S.
Slow Food USA
The mission of Slow Food USA is to inspire individuals and communities to change the world through food that is good, clean, and fair for all. Slow Food USA is part of the global movement creating dramatic change in more than 160 countries. In the US, there are more than 150 local chapters and 6,000 members.
Socially Responsible Agriculture Project (SRAP)
This group of committed activists helps rural citizens and farmers organize and oppose the injustices and harm caused by large factory farms in rural communities around the US. They provide education and organizational support to help communities fend off new CAFOs, and limit the expansion of existing CAFOs.
Win-Win Strategies for Climate and Food Security. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. EurekAlert! October 1, 2017
Study presents two strategies that could bring climate benefits while maintaining food security: reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration.