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Top 10 Reasons Iowa Needs a Moratorium on Factory Farms

Posted September 30, 2020

Iowa has over 10,000 factory farms. In the last 5 years, the DNR found over 5,000 “unknown” facilities and 400-500 additional sites are built each year.Iowa has 26 million corporate owned hogs that produce over 22 billion gallons of untreated liquid ma …

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Moving Forward Together in the Call for Justice in Agriculture: In Iowa and Across the Nation

Posted September 25, 2020

At Iowa CCI, we fight for a food and farm system that works for family farmers, workers, eaters, and the environment. That includes confronting the reality that the United States — including Iowa — was built on stolen land and labor, and the exploitation, oppression, and erase of Black, Indigenous,

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How Big Ag Reinforces Oppressive Systems

Posted September 18, 2020

The rise of Big Ag shifted the balance of power in our modern food and farm system. How did the narrative of “get big or get out” disportionately impact Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other farmers and workers of color?

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Rooted in Racism – The Unspoken History of Our Food & Farm System

Posted September 11, 2020

As we reflect as a nation on the systemic racism in our institutions, we must also recognize and confront racism in every aspect of U.S. policy, including the agricultural policies that underpin our food and farm systems. How does our modern food system reflect the brutal origins of the U.S.?

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Myth-busters: If Iowa feeds the world, why can’t it feed us during COVID-19?

Posted June 29, 2020

For more content like this sign up here to receive ‘The Dispatch” a monthly publication on all things food and water related from Iowa CCI. Corporate agribusiness entities have created a false moral imperative about feeding the world. We see it perpetu …

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