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December 4, 2023
By Rev. John Millspaugh

Introducing the EFFECTIVE Food Procurement Act

In anticipation of the 2024 Farm Bill, we are proud to play a part in introducing new federal legislation that would leverage billions of dollars of food spending by USDA to help build a more just, healthy, and sustainable food system.

 

 
October 5, 2023
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Board Member, Jonathan Safran Foer, Encourages Meat Reduction at the Vatican

In the Vatican Gardens after a private audience with the Pope, author of “Eating Animals” and Farm Forward founding board member, Jonathan Safran Foer, gave a keynote address in response to Pope Francis’s new Apostolic Exhortation, Laudaute Deum.

 
May 25, 2023
By Trevor McCarty

Working with Yale University to Address Factory Farming

Farm Forward is collaborating with Yale Law School’s CAFE Law and Policy Lab and several other NGOs to develop innovative policy approaches that can be enacted at the state and municipal level to challenge factory farming practices.

 
April 27, 2023
By Farm Forward

Lab-grown meat: What is it made of? Is it healthy?

Over the last several years controversy surrounding lab-grown, or cultured, meat has exploded. Ranchers have argued over whether or not it should be considered meat, while vegans have argued about whether or not it should be considered vegan. One thing is clear: lab-grown meat has the capacity to dramatically change the way we eat, and the impacts that our diets have on the world around us.

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December 5, 2022
By Trevor McCarty

Farm Forward Supports the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act

Farm Forward supports the Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act of 2022. The bill would establish a new office to hold the industry accountable and would implement reforms that would benefit not only meat and poultry workers but also the billions of farmed animals killed every year in the U.S.

 
December 14, 2021
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Factory Farming Will be Obsolete. How Quickly Depends on Us. (Part 3)

A letter from the founder – the third in a three-part series reflecting on the public’s movement toward the will to end factory farming.

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December 7, 2021
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Ending Factory Farming is Possible, Together (Part 2)

A letter from the founder – the second in a three-part series reflecting on the public’s movement toward the will to end factory farming.

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November 29, 2021
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Building the Public Will to End Factory Farming

A letter from the founder – the first part in a three-part series reflecting on the public’s movement toward the will to end factory farming.

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October 10, 2021
By Dani Sher

Changing Farming

Changing farming takes working with and learning from farmers directly. Internationalizing the fight beyond US borders ensures all farmers everywhere are heard and retain the right to farm according to their values.

 
September 7, 2021
By Rev. John Millspaugh

UN Scientists Sound Alarm: Change What is on Your Plate

United Nations scientists warn that a climate catastrophe is coming, and a leaked UN document urges a shift to plant-based proteins as a strategy to stave off the most dire scenarios.  

 
December 8, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farming Into the Future 

Hello again from 2050. We want you to know that your efforts in 2020 to create a more just food system won’t be for nothing.

 
September 23, 2020
By Farm Forward

A Memo from the Year 2050 

Brandon Keim, a freelance journalist writing a speculative fiction piece for Anthropocene magazine about how to prevent zoonoses, asked Farm Forward how to create a future free of pandemics and factory farms. 

 
September 9, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Joins Diverse Group of Advocates to Endorse Farm System Reform Act 

This historic legislation has the potential to change the conversation about the future of animal agriculture in America.

 
July 6, 2020
By Farm Forward

Week of Action Against Tyson 

Today Farm Forward and more than 120 groups launched a week of action against Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) demanding the company address the rising number of COVID-19 cases affecting workers at its chicken, pork, and beef processing facilities.

 
June 3, 2020
By Farm Forward

We Need an Anti-Racist Animal Protection Movement 

Racism is ethically intolerable, socially debilitating, and it threatens the moral energies that are the foundation of the movement to end factory farming. 

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April 23, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Calls on Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to Address Mega-Dairy Emissions 

This week the Stand Up to Factory Farms coalition, a broad coalition of family farming, environmental, food safety, and animal welfare organizations, released a letter calling on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) to include mega-dairy emissions control in their new rule making plan.

 
April 16, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Urges Congress: Don’t Use Stimulus Funds to Prop Up Factory Farms 

This week Farm Forward, along with a coalition of more than 50 organizations, called on Congress to prevent corporate factory farm companies from receiving COVID-19 relief funds, and instead to direct funds to small and midsize farmers and food chain workers who have been disproportionately impacted by the crisis.  

 

 
March 28, 2020
By Joseph Tuminello, PhD

Animals, Ethics, and Climate Crisis: A Virtual Visit with David Clough

Author and professor David Clough speaks to classrooms around the world in Farm Forward’s latest Virtual Visit Session. Learn more here.

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February 12, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Demands ‘NO’ Vote on Weak CAFO Bill in Oregon 

Farm Forward opposes the proposed bill because it fails to create a rigorous enough process to evaluate the impact of proposed CAFOs or adequately protect Oregon’s land and water, its family farms, or farmed animals from the inherent harms of factory farms.

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November 21, 2019
By Farm Forward

More than 20 Groups Oppose Permit for Mega-Dairy Seeking to Replace Lost Valley Farms 

Stand Up To Factory Farms Coalition and Supporters Say the New Easterday Farms Dairy Would Repeat the Troubled History of Lost Valley 

 
March 27, 2019
By Andrew deCoriolis

Harvard Business School Joins Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle

Institutions are enjoying the ethical and sustainable benefits of the Leadership Circle. Learn about Harvard Business School’s efforts here.

 
February 28, 2019
By Farm Forward

Tips from Phipps: Leadership Circle’s Newest Member Takes a Forward-Thinking Approach to Help People and the Planet

Earlier this year, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens joined the Leadership Circle by sourcing exclusively certified higher welfare chicken and turkey for their restaurant, Café Phipps.

 
February 22, 2019
By Rev. John Millspaugh

Farm Forward Welcomes New Board Members!

Join us in welcoming our newest Board Members whose expertise and real world experience advise and progress our organization. Read more.

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January 10, 2019
By Farm Forward

University of Kentucky Sources Higher Welfare Meat with New ‘Whole Animal Program’

By purchasing whole animals from local higher welfare farms, UK demonstrates how institutions can improve animal welfare, support local economies, and reduce carbon emissions while maintaining affordable dining operations.

 
November 26, 2018
By Andrew deCoriolis

Building Bridges, Growing Impact

New Executive Director Andrew deCoriolis speaks on his path to his new role, and goals for Farm Forward’s impactful future. Read more here.

 
October 10, 2018
By Farm Forward

Villanova University Raises the Bar with Certified Pasture Raised Eggs

More institutions are taking advantage of the benefits of the Leadership Circle, like Villanova University. Learn more here.

 
June 27, 2018
By Andrew deCoriolis

Blue Apron Sets New Bar for Farmed Animal Welfare in Large Supply Chains

Blue Apron, a national favorite meal delivery service, commits to only sourcing the best. See what they’re doing that’s better. Read more.

 
February 13, 2018
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Farm Forward Statement on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

With harassment prevalent in the animal rights movement, Farm Forward states the damage this does and the direct action we take to fight it.

 
December 20, 2016
By Farm Forward

Our Biggest Year Yet

What sets Farm Forward apart from other animal welfare groups is our visionary leadership that looks beyond suffering reduction to the overall institutional and cultural change that will end factory farming.

 
August 24, 2016
By Farm Forward

Connecting Faith With Food Choices

Our Faith in Food Initiative is the largest national effort to promote community-specific efforts to fight factory farming from a faith-based perspective.

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