Spurred on by big agribusiness, the U.S. government currently spends billions of taxpayer dollars to subsidize unhealthy processed foods and support industrial farms that pollute our air, water, and soil. UCS is working to help farmers implement more modern forms of sustainable agriculture across the country. With smarter food and farm policies, we can make healthy foods more accessible and affordable, improving Americans’ health, saving billions of dollars, and protecting our environment. Here’s how you can help!

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Support Your Local Farmer

The evidence is in: locally and regionally grown food is good for our economy as well as our bodies. So you can make a difference by buying food from farmers markets, CSAs, roadside stands and other local and regional food sources. And after you've enjoyed your delicious, locally grown meal, thank your farmer!

Be a Climate-Friendly Gardener

Gardeners can not only grapple with the effects of climate change—they can help fight it! Home gardeners, like farmers, can make choices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve storage of carbon by adopting climate-friendly practices. Read this guide to help you get started.

Set the Record Straight on Monsanto

Agribusiness giant Monsanto touts its products as indispensable tools in the struggle to feed a growing world population. In reality, less costly alternatives are available that can do just as good a job of meeting our food needs without producing some of the serious problems, like herbicide-resistant "superweeds," that Monsanto's products have caused. Find out how Monsanto fails at sustainable agriculture and then set the record straight!

We Need Your Support
to Make Change Happen

We can transform the U.S. agricultural system to prioritize investments in healthy foods and farms —but not without you. Your generous support helps develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.