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Meat, monopolies, mega farms: how the US food system fuels climate crisis

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Food and the climate crisis are locked in a tangled web of cause and effect. Globally, food systems contribute about a third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet they are also uniquely vulnerable to climate impacts: from soaring temperatures and drought to intense rainfall and flooding.Food production is caught in a battle between people and profits, as an increasingly industrialized system prioritizes low operating costs and high profits.

In the US, nearly 40 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from and food workers are some of the lowest paid in the country.

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