Center for Food Safety

  • Grant:
    Coordinating the National Fight Against CAFOs
    Program:
    Ecological Agriculture
    Location:
    National

The Center for Food Safety has brought together many of the top organizations across the country engaged with factory farming issues to halt the most egregious problems of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).

Rural communities across the country have faced tremendous challenges to getting factory farms to clean up their act.  While there are local examples of successfully protecting communities’ air and water from CAFOs, the research, legal thought, and understanding of feedlot’s impacts have been relatively scattered.  The Center for Food Safety has brought together groups and legal minds from around the country to gain a better collective understanding for how to fight for animal agriculture that is better for our environment, our health, and our rural economies.