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Senators Warren & Booker Release Information from Investigation into Tyson, JBS, Cargill & Smithfield

United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) released new information from their investigation into whether Tyson Foods, JBS USA, Cargill and Smithfield Foods used the COVID-19 pandemic as cover while they failed to protect workers, dramatically increased prices for consumers while exporting record amounts of meat abroad, and successfully lobbied the President […]

120+ Organizations Target Tyson Foods for Failing to Protect Workers from COVID-19

For immediate release: Food justice, labor, environmental, farming, and animal welfare organizations launch week of action, send letter to shareholders demanding worker protections Little Rock, AR – July 6, 2020 — 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 […]
We demand an end to the war on black people

We demand an end to the war on Black people.

In all fifty states, and in countries around the world, millions of people are rising up to collectively express their grief and anger in response to state-sanctioned violence against Black bodies.  We know that the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, are but the most recent in a long list […]

Students Demand Cafeteria Worker Protections During COVID-19: Here’s how you can join them!

Global Pandemic Highlights Systemic Flaws in the Food Service Industry; but students are fighting back! Kristen Strader, Real Meals Campaign Manager We are living through two global crises exacerbated by capitalism, racism, and industrial agriculture: climate chaos and COVID-19. These crises are unveiling what we already know—that our food system is flawed at the core, […]
Covid-19 stimulus package

Invest in food workers, farmers and local communities first: Our response to Congress’ COVID-19 aid package

Yesterday, the Senate approved a COVID-19 stimulus package—the largest aid package in modern American history. Out of the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, merely $9.5 billion is allocated to agriculture provisions. The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp (CCC) is set to receive an additional $14 billion boost in funding authorization that would allow them to provide […]

The People Providing Our Food Are Essential. We Must Treat Them That Way

We’re joining Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance(NAMA), National Family Farm Coalition(NFFC), Why Hunger, Farm Aid and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy(IATP)  in calling on Congress to ensure that their response to this pandemic prioritizes farmers, ranchers, fishers and food workers of color who are most burdened by the systemic inequities of our food system. […]
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