President Biden set the outline for the USDA to repair our food system while addressing the climate crisis. But the USDA is falling short. Its initial proposal would make the issues our country’s food system is facing even worse.
The agency is pushing forest-destroying biofuels, factory farm gas, and other ineffective proposals that directly harm communities and fail to deliver meaningful emission reductions.
If the USDA were to refocus, it could provide solutions that achieve climate goals, protect the health of people and pollinators, support sustainable farmers, and address racial justice in our food system.