Field to Fork

As the home to the headwaters of the Mississippi river, a top state for food production in the country, and corporate agriculture players in our backyard, Minnesota is an important player in re-shaping the state of our current food system dominated by corporate agriculture. The industry has put the majority of beef, poultry, and pork markets in the hands of only a few top corporate processors, all of whom are involved in polluting practices throughout their supply chains.

The long term goal of Clean Water Action Minnesota’s Field to Fork: Sustainable Feed, Sustainable Food is to reshape this industrialized food system, in relation to livestock production, to implement policies that reflect sustainable practices in order to protect our natural resources including soil health, native landscapes, and clean water.  

Clean Water Action, in collaboration with partners and interested individuals across the state, will work towards two major changes to achieving sustainable meat:

  1. Change the Market: Engage consumers to influence change from the bottom up by creating demand for more sustainably produced meat
  2. Change Policy: Push for reform on three important environmental issues within meat’s supply chain – feed souring, manure management, and climate change
Farm field with a pesticide warning sign. Photo credit: Tom Grundy / Shutterstock

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