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November 9, 2021
By Ben Goldsmith

Think You Can Find a Humanely Raised Turkey at Whole Foods for Thanksgiving? Think Again.

You may be with the majority of Americans who rely too heavily on label claims by meat manufacturers but are we also duped by the certifiers?

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.

October 6, 2021
By Dani Sher

Giant Eagle Drops “One Health Certified” Label Amidst Humanewashing Backlash 

Grocery chain Giant Eagle has revealed its plans to phase out all “One Health Certified” (OHC) chicken from its stores.

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.  

July 18, 2021
By Andrew deCoriolis

Comedian Myq Kaplan Takes on Humanewashing in New Video 

Myq Kaplan of Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, and Letterman fame has narrated a thought-provoking new video to combat false advertising by massive meat, egg, and dairy companies.

July 13, 2021
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Wins Right to Further Pursue Downed Pig Lawsuit Against USDA 

The U.S. District Court ruled that Farm Forward and a coalition of animal and environmental protection organizations have standing to sue the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), regarding regulations at pig slaughterhouses.  

June 30, 2021
By Andrew deCoriolis

Global Animal Partnership’s Breed Study Was Designed to Deceive

Global Animal Partnership (GAP) seems dedicated to passing off low welfare standards as the gold standard, thus helping the purveyors of factory farmed products deceive shoppers.

June 22, 2021
By Farm Forward

The University of Oxford and Farm Forward Discuss Pandemic Risk and Factory Farming 

While COVID-19 may have emerged from a wet market, the greater pandemic risk is our insatiable appetite for cheap, factory farmed meat.

April 21, 2021
By Andrew deCoriolis

Farm Forward Campaign and Ad Blitz Denounce ALDI’s Deceptive New Chicken Label

Farm Forward has kicked off a campaign and ad blitz calling out the meat industry’s latest deceptive marketing scheme, “One Health Certified” (OHC), which now adorns Batavia, Illinois-based ALDI’s store-brand chicken.

March 2, 2021
By Farm Forward

Methane Digesters are Not a Climate Solution

Oregon Senate sees the need to course correct its dairy industry, but the misconceived “methane digester” tax credit may have them heading in the wrong direction.

January 25, 2021
By Andrew deCoriolis

Coalition Blasts “One Health Certified” Meat Industry Humanewashing Scheme 

Farm Forward condemns the meat industry’s latest effort to deceive consumers through the legitimate-appearing “One Health Certified” (OHC) certification.

January 21, 2021
By Farm Forward

Mega-dairy Moratorium Bills Introduced in Oregon State Legislature

Farm Forward supports the mega-dairy moratorium which would allow a pause in the permitting of new and expanding mega-dairies until meaningful protections can be enacted to protect Oregon’s air, water, climate, rural communities, small farmers and animal welfare.

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.

December 7, 2020
By Farm Forward

Repair is Possible 

We write to you from the year 2050 to let you know that humanity is thriving on a rejuvenated planet.

October 5, 2020
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Joins Coalition to File Petition Urging Limitations on Mega-Dairies’ Use of Water 

Farm Forward and a coalition of public interest groups filed a legal petition with the Oregon Water Resources Commission requesting it restrict new mega dairy’s use of groundwater in areas in eastern Oregon where special protections are needed.

October 2, 2020
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Why We Resigned from the Board of the Nation’s Largest Animal Welfare Certification 

In April 2020, after more than a decade of service, Farm Forward resigned, in protest, from the board of the nation’s largest legitimate animal welfare certification, Global Animal Partnership or GAP.

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 16, 2020
By Farm Forward

Mega-Dairy Moratorium for Climate 

Today, 20 national, local and state based animal welfare, family farm, environmental, and food safety groups, submitted a letter to Governor Brown urging her to enact an immediate mega-dairy moratorium to protect Oregon’s climate, air, water, animals and family farms.

June 15, 2020
By Andrew deCoriolis

Abuse on dairy farms: Farm Forward responds to Chicago Tribune’s coverage of Fair Oaks Farms 

On June 14th, the Chicago Tribune published an opinion written by Farm Forward’s Executive Director Andrew deCoriolis in response to their coverage of an undercover investigation at Fair Oaks Farm, an industrial dairy operation in Indiana.

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Animal Welfare
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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Food System Solutions
May 29, 2020
By Farm Forward

Reducing Our Carbon Mouthprint: Farm Forward Responds to the “New York Times” on Food and Climate 

The New York Times published an opinion written by Farm Forward’s Executive Director Andrew deCoriolis in response to the Times’ interactive article Climate Change, Answered: How to shop, cook and eat in a warming world.

May 8, 2020
By Farm Forward

Stop Sacrificing Meatpacking Workers’ Lives 

This week in response to the Trump Administration’s April 28th announcement that it would invoke the Defense Production Act to compel meatpacking companies to stay open during the pandemic, Farm Forward joined nearly 100 food, labor, and environmental allies to show broad support for frontline foodworkers.  

April 26, 2020
By Farm Forward

Mega-Dairy Biogas is not Clean, Renewable Energy 

Farm Forward joined a coalition of environmental, farming, and consumer groups in opposing a proposed permit from Threemile Canyon Farms mega-dairy.

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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Food System Solutions
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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Food System Solutions
December 9, 2019
By Farm Forward

Seattle University Joins Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle 

Joining the Leadership Circle is part of Seattle U’s broader effort to become a more sustainable university.

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Food Policy
December 4, 2019
By Farm Forward

Leaders at Climate Summit Urged to Reduce Greenhouse Pollution From Food, Agriculture 

Farm Forward joined The Center for Biological Diversity, Brighter Green and 12 other organizations to release a policy brief calling on organizers and attendees of the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change conference COP25 to take immediate action to reduce planet-warming emissions from food and agriculture.

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 

November 4, 2019
By Andrew deCoriolis

Historic Opportunity for Climate Leaders to Lead by Example 

A shift in how we understand food’s role in climate change is taking place and we’re proud to be part of the movement that is helping the world adapt to this shift. 

October 28, 2019
By Farm Forward

Harvest Table Culinary Group Recognized by Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle 

We’re excited to welcome Harvest Table Culinary Group (HTCG) to Farm Forward’s Leadership Circle, with the most comprehensive welfare commitment of any food service management company to date.  

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Food Policy
October 14, 2019
By Farm Forward

Mindful Menus: The Northwest School Serves Up Their Values 

Over the past few years, more and more institutions have made the connection: our food choices impact our health, the environment, and the lives of animals, and are interwoven into many other social justice issues.

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