Congressional Action to Ensure Climate Resilience

There are two life-altering crises facing our world today: the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic with the rise of the Delta variant, and the increasing climate change chaos that is already here and will continue to worsen quickly if we don’t take transformative action. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change spelled out the severity…

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Congressional Action to Ensure Climate Resilience

Call to Action: Tell Congress to Support Climate-Friendly Agriculture Programs!

Call your legislators today to win funding for climate-friendly agricultural programs! This month, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to advocate for major investments in addressing climate change. Congress is crafting a $3.5 trillion climate and infrastructure bill, which they will pass using the budget reconciliation process: an unconventional process which will allow the bill to…

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Artificial Intelligence: A Band-Aid on Bad Agricultural Policy

The United Nations is projecting that by 2030 the global population will stand at 8.5 billion and farmers are being forced to confront a dire situation regarding increasing demand of the decreasing supply of land and crops. On top of increasing population, poor land management practices, industrial and intensive agriculture, climate change, insects, and plant…

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Artificial Intelligence: A Band-Aid on Bad Agricultural Policy

Administrative Appointments that Provide Hope for Racial Equity, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Agriculture

Since January 2021, MCE has been monitoring the activities in Washington D.C. with the convening of the 117th Congress and the establishment of the Biden-Harris Administration. The following individuals, who either are or are likely to be leaders of important components of our federal executive branch, provide MCE with hope that the Biden-Harris Administration will advance…

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An Unjust Food System

As we work to create a food system that is safe for workers, nutritious for consumers, and profitable for environmentally responsible farmers, COVID-19 has shown that this system is flawed. As I worked through COVID-19 and saw the urgency of what was happening in this country and how we could possibly be facing a food…

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An Unjust Food System

Systematic Racism in the Environmental Movement

When you think of the environmental movement, what kind of people spring to mind? You might think of a tree hugging, Earth Day celebrating, “natural” food eating, white person in a pair of Birkenstocks. If so, that makes a lot of sense — the mainstream environmental movement – the one that’s enjoyed the most attention…

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