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

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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