We Can’t Address Climate Without Addressing Food Inequity

Communities of color are at the center of balance for bringing our species back into harmony with the planet

Illustration of many species of flowers arranged on a white background in the shape of human lungs.
Illustration of many species of flowers arranged on a white background in the shape of human lungs.
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We must seize this opportunity to dismantle the animal agriculture industry’s stranglehold on both our planet’s resources and our collective health, particularly in our most vulnerable communities.

A significant shift towards a more just and sustainable plant-based food system cannot happen without removing barriers to nutritious, ethically and sustainably produced ingredients and products.

For white people, it’s not a choice between supporting communities of color or moving towards a plant-based diet — we must do both.

Pie chart summarizing that animal meat and products contribute over 83% of the greenhouse gases generated by an average diet.
Pie chart summarizing that animal meat and products contribute over 83% of the greenhouse gases generated by an average diet.
Currently, roughly 60% of all mammals on Earth are raised and killed for food. Chart: University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems

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