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

If you have any questions or would like to get more involved, please fill out our volunteer form!

Girl grocery shopping

Petition for Sustainable, Healthy, & Informed Grocery Shopping Options!

We all need to eat, and our collective choices in the food we purchase can make a big impact on the health of our environment - for bad and for goo

The Meat Industry – Environmental Issues & Solutions

There are three big environmental issues with the production of meat - feed sourcing, manure processing, and climate change.

MN Green Restaurant Tour 2021

Minnesota Green Restaurant Tour 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Green Restaurant Tour! The tour itself has ended and the drawing has been completed, but the passport can serve as a great reference for sustainable restaurants in Minnesota! Feel free to request a passport today!

Clean Water Action’s Field to Fork program supported 20 different restaurants that meet our sustainability standards to create a passport you can use. Let’s make sure to continue to support their efforts while enjoying delicious food!

Sign up below to get your passport. Happy dining!

Green Restaurant Tour Sign Up

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