Why Is the Missouri Coalition for the Environment Talking About Immigration?

Today, the majority of hired farmworkers in the United States are foreign-born (USDA Economic Research Service). The category “foreign-born” includes authorized immigrants, immigrants who have become American citizens, undocumented immigrants and temporary migrant workers. It is no coincidence that so many U.S. farmworkers come from other countries, but can be seen as the result of…

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National Pork Board Feeds Kids Misinformation

Back in 2018, MCE wrote an open letter to the University of Missouri Extension in response to a series of pro-concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) video cartoons published with undisclosed funding from the National Pork Board. These videos were full of false claims that raising hogs in confinement is better for the environment, beneficial to…

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National Pork Board Feeds Kids Misinformation

How to Recognize a CAFO

Picture this: you’re driving down the highway and see a few huge, rectangle buildings with no windows all alone in a field. Maybe you even see a dark lagoon. You consider yourself an environmentally conscious person, but would you be able to recognize these as concentrated animal feeding operations, otherwise known as CAFOs? CAFOs are…

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How to Recognize a CAFO

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

Reshaping the Face of Hiking

In an attempt to escape the mayhem brought on by COVID-19, many Saint Louisans have sought and found solace in the great outdoors. Seven months before the pandemic, two locals founded an organization called Black People Who Hike (BPWH). As a teenager Toni Burgess had the opportunity to attend a five year summer camp. The…

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Reshaping the Face of Hiking