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. 

[WATCH] IATP: Transforming food systems for people & the planet

Since the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's founding in 1986, we have fought alongside allies for food systems that work for people and the planet. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices in Washington, D.C. and Berlin, Germany, IATP brings together policy experts united by a shared passion for healthy, just and resilient food systems.

Emissions Impossible: Methane Edition

This report for the first time estimates the methane emissions of five of the largest meat corporations and ten of the largest dairy corporations. Their combined methane emissions are roughly 12.8 million tonnes, which equates to over 80% of the European Union’s entire methane footprint.

IATP comment to USDA on proposed rule on "Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments"

The following comment was summitted to the USDA regarding the proposed rule on the “Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments” on August 1st, 2022. IATP supports the proposed rule and suggests several additions that would increase transparency and fairness for workers.

Letter to the European Commission on the Global Methane Pledge

Download a PDF of the letter.  Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans, Dear Commissioner Wojciechowski, Dear Commissioner Sinkevičius,