Greater St. Louis Area Gleaning Program

What is Gleaning  Gleaning involves a team of volunteers going to a farm to harvest or pick up already harvested unwanted food from the farmer for donation. Gleaned food is quickly distributed to food-insecure individuals and families in the region.  Gleaning is happening all across the country and as of June 2020, it is now…

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Greater St. Louis Area Gleaning Program

Ladder of Advocacy — Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Most animal production in the United States comes from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also referred to as factory farms. Confining hundreds to hundreds of thousands of animals together, often pumped with multiple antibiotics at every meal, poses a significant number of environmental and human health threats that are well documented, such as antibiotic resistance,…

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Ladder of Advocacy — Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

Injustice in Our Industrial Food System: CAFOs and Racial Inequity

The Environmental Injustice of CAFOs Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) threaten our rural economies, public health, and environmental quality. All of these negative impacts disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color because of where CAFOs operate and who they employ. Therefore, CAFOs are an example of environmental racism: “the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards…

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MCE Stands in Solidarity Against Racial Injustice

Missouri Coalition for the Environment (MCE) stands in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and everyone who suffers fear, oppression, and violence because of the color of their skin. We cannot continue to watch and participate in a system that keeps killing black men, women, and children. The murder of George Floyd is another…

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