Industrial Livestock

The industrial meat and dairy sector emits more greenhouse gas than the entire transportation sector, while often relying on forced farm and slaughterhouse labor and draconian contracts for farmers. IATP has, for the first time, assigned greenhouse gas footprints directly to the corporations responsible. We are building a global coalition to hold these companies accountable to climate, food safety and human rights standards. 

Industrial Livestock

The industrial meat and dairy sector emits more greenhouse gas than the entire transportation sector, while often relying on forced farm and slaughterhouse labor and draconian contracts for farmers. IATP has, for the first time, assigned greenhouse gas footprints directly to the corporations responsible. We are building a global coalition to hold these companies accountable to climate, food safety and human rights standards. 

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch, IATP, et. al.

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch; Dakota Rural Action; Family Farm Action Alliance; Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Rural Advancement Foundation International USA; and Western Organization of Resource Councils in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant, Supporting Reverse and Remand of Dec

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Comments on the 2021 General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Animal Feedlot Permit

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) thanks the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for the opportunity to comment on the proposed 2021 General National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Animal Feedlot Permit (referred to throughout this comment as the Proposed General Permit).   

Nature-based Solutions for Livestock

Three major scientific reports published in the past year—the IPCC Land Report, the IPBES Global Assessment and the IPCC 1.5°C Report—confirm what agriculture and food activists have been warning for years: our food system is broken and government action without further delay is necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change. The IPCC estimates that our current global food system emits betwee