Reclaiming the future of food and farming

Food & Farming Derailed

Food and farming derailed, industrial agriculture

Industrial agriculture exhausts the natural resources on which we all depend. It makes us sick and undermines the world's capacity to feed itself. It is the very definition of unsustainable.

This model of farming has persisted for more than 60 years, since WWII chemical companies like Monsanto needed a market for wartime inventions and pesticides were put to work in U.S. fields. In the decades that followed, an entire model of agriculture has taken root — one dependent on ever more (and ever more expensive) chemical inputs.

Our Focus

Bees pollinate much of our food, and beekeepers report their industry is on the verge of collapse.

The pesticide treadmill is expensive, from GE seeds and chemicals to dealing with "superweeds."

When it comes to pesticides, our daily food choices can either protect or undermine health — from field to fork.

GroundTruth Blog: News and happenings from the frontlines of the movement for fair food & farming.

Paul Towers's picture

Last week, the federal courts took a stand for bees and beekeepers.

Margaret Reeves's picture

As a California resident and taxpayer, I’m more interested in protecting my state’s soil, air, water and pollinators than supporting corporate profits from agriculture.

Earlier this month,

Lex Horan's picture

EPA’s proposed new protections for bees fall short. EPA’s new rule has made headlines. After years of pressure from PAN and our partners for federal decisionmakers to take the bee crisis seriously