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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Take action in your life

Act locally

There are many things you can do right where you live to help build a better food system from the ground up. Encourage your favorite restaurants and food retailers to source their products from local farmers (it’s good for your local economy). Advocate for local schools, hospitals and other food-buying institutions to join the Good Food Purchasing movement. Get involved with your area’s food policy council—or start one if there isn’t one. Find out about these and other ways of transforming our food system through local action by downloading our Food Policy Toolkit.

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.

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.