We are not alone in our quest to protect animals, support family farmers, care for the environment, and provide better alternatives for discriminating and thoughtful consumers.
Alfred State College Pioneer Farm: Alfred State College (ASC) and the Animal Welfare Institute are pleased to announce a partnership to establish Pioneer Farm, a model farm to be operated by the college in accordance with the Animal Welfare Approved standards. It will focus on teaching grazing systems and animal husbandry practices that enhance land use and animal well-being. In addition to providing a grant to support Pioneer Farm operations, AWI will provide funding for a minimum of eight annual scholarships for college students who demonstrate interest in high welfare husbandry and grazing systems.
American Grassfed Association: American Grassfed Association protects and promotes true grassfed producers and grassfed products through national communication, education, research and marketing efforts.
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy: The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1977, that works to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction, as well as conserve historic breeds and genetic diversity in livestock. Included are chickens, cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys.
Ask for Change: The Ask for Change! Campaign contributes to the efforts of groups across the country that seek to replace industrial animal agriculture and support sustainable family farmers who respect animals and the environment.
ATTRA: The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service/ATTRA provides news on sustainable farming, events and funding opportunities. The website also offers publications on sustainable practices, marketing and more. ATTRA is a project of the National Center for Appropriate Technology.
Chef’s Collaborative: Meat of the Matter is an initiative that looks at modern meat production and sustainable alternatives (as well as their quirks) so culinary professionals can begin to incorporate these products into their menus. The program provides not only product information, but also education about new butchering skills and a variety of new and creative recipes and techniques to help chefs use underutilized cuts of meat.
Clean Water Network: The Clean Water Network (CWN) is a coalition of more than 1,200 public interest organizations across the country, representing more than 5 million people and working together to strengthen and implement federal clean water and wetlands policy.
Eat Well Guide: This guide features a free online directory of over 12,000 farms, grocery stores, restaurants and other outlets that offer local, fresh and sustainable food in the United States and Canada. Visitors simply enter a zip or postal code to search for food that is free of antibiotics and added hormones, and produced by healthy and humane methods that include organic, pasture-raised and heritage.
Eatwild: Eatwild.com is another great resource for identifying local safe, healthy and sustainable meat, poultry and dairy products.
Factory Farm: Factory farms destroy the environment, threaten human health, devastate local communities, and compromise animal welfare. FactoryFarm.org works to educate the public about these problems in order to help promote healthy, sustainable alternatives to industrial agriculture.
Farm Aid: Working to keep family farmers on their land, Farm Aid brings together family farmers and citizens to guarantee family farm food is available. Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant family-farm centered system of agriculture in America.
Farmers Market Coalition: The Farmers Market Coalition serves a rapidly growing industry with information and representation at state and federal levels. They help to build networks, link peers and connect farmers markets, old and new, with tools and resources for success.
Food & Water Watch: Food & Water Watch focuses on food safety, agriculture, fisheries and water rights in a four-pronged effort: public and policymaker education, lobbying, media and Internet activism. This organization challenges corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources by encouraging people to take action and educating consumers.
Glynwood Center: Glynwood Center helps communities address change in ways that conserve local culture and natural resources while strengthening economic well-being.
GRACE: GRACE promotes community-based solutions for the production and consumption of food and energy. Working with research, policy, consumer and grassroots communities, GRACE raises public awareness and advances innovative solutions to create an economically and environmentally viable future.
Greenmarket: Greenmarket promotes regional agriculture and ensures a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket has organized and managed open-air farmers markets in NYC since 1976. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables and other farm products to New Yorkers.
Husbandry Institute: The Husbandry Institute works to educate and provide tools for action to consumers and restaurants, non-profits, businesses and other institutions to increase support for sustainable animal agriculture.
Johns Hopkins University Center for a Livable Future: As part of the School of Public Health, this program was created to increase the body of knowledge about the interconnections among diet, food production, human health, and the natural environment, in order to influence public policy toward more equitable and sustainable systems.
Just Food: Just Food works to develop a just and sustainable food system in the New York City region. We do this by fostering new marketing and food-growing opportunities that address the needs of regional, rural family farms, NYC community gardeners, and NYC communities.
Keep Antibiotics Working: This coalition of health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane and other advocacy groups includes more than nine million members dedicated to eliminating a major cause of antibiotic resistance: the inappropriate use of antibiotics in food animals. The site includes an extensive collection of technical documents related to the issue.
Land Stewardship Project: The Land Stewardship Project’s mission has three main goals: to advance a network of stewardship for farmland by linking farmers and consumers, to promote sustainable agriculture, and to develop sustainable communities. Its Beginner Farm program offers assistance and training to those interested in becoming sustainable agriculture producers.
Local Harvest: Local Harvest is a searchable website that helps consumers locate the best organic food grown in their neighborhoods. It identifies farmers’ markets, family farms and other sources of sustainably grown food.
National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture: This group is a nationwide partnership of diverse individuals and organizations cultivating grass roots efforts to engage in policy development processes that result in food and agricultural systems and rural communities that are healthy, environmentally sound, profitable, humane and just.
New Amsterdam Public Market: The New Amsterdam Public Market will incubate a new and growing business sector: purveyors who source food directly from farmers and producers whom they trust to be good stewards of our land and waters. Centered in this Region – once called New Netherland – New Amsterdam Market will foster a renewed appreciation for our natural environment and its ongoing potential to nourish. And as true of public markets, New Amsterdam Market will be accessible to all, striving to diminish the economic, social, and educational impediments to sound nutrition.
Rodale Institute: The Rodale Institute creates global solutions from the ground up. Our soil scientists and a cooperating network of researchers have documented that organic farming techniques offer the best solution to global warming and famine. We were founded in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale. Our Farming Systems Trial, the longest-running U.S. study comparing organic and conventional farming techniques, is the basis for our practical training to thousands of farmers in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Slow Food Nation: 60,000 supporters of the sustainable food movement gathered in San Francisco over Labor Day weekend. Watch videos of the sold-out Food for Thought discussions with Alice Waters, Carlo Petrini, Michael Pollan and others at the link above, where you can also learn more about this landmark gathering.
Slow Food USA: Slow Food USA envisions a future food system based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice-in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair.
Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: The Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a national alliance of grassroots family farm, rural and conservation organizations from across the country that together advocate for federal policies and programs supporting the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.
Sustainable Table: Sustainable Table provides a variety of ways to receive up-to-date information on the sustainable food movement. It builds community among health conscious consumers via newsletters, blogs, forums and interactive media, including the award-winning The Meatrix and The Meatrix II: Revolting.
Union of Concerned Scientists: The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world, combining independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices and consumer choices.
Waterkeeper Alliance: Waterkeeper Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization with over 160 Waterkeeper programs that work to protect communities, ecosystems and water quality.
Winrock International: Winrock International works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.
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