Industrial feedlot. Photo credit: TaylorAndAyumi/Flickr
Center for Food Safety, in partnership with other regional and national organizations, is working to address the health inequities faced by disadvantaged communities in California. We seek to create a safe and healthy environment in which local communities' air, water, land, and environment are not polluted by mega-factory farms and in doing so create communities where everyone can thrive. Disadvantaged communities disproportionately face the brunt of environmental pollution, and California is no exception. Public and environmental health is directly related to our state's agricultural practices, and one of the most egregious environmental polluters is the animal factory farming system, including dairies.
CFS sees a timely opportunity to fight the mega-dairy industry in California in order to improve health equity in the Central Valley by reducing and/or eliminating state funding that is misguidedly supporting methane dairy digesters, a false "quick fix" technology that only serves to further entrench and perpetuate this polluting industry. We advocate for local and state policy changes with the goal of improving air and water quality in these counties and beyond.