Making Farmers Part of the Solution

Can the very people who raise and kill animals for consumption also defend them against the abuses of factory farming? Not everyone agrees, but at Farm Forward our answer has always been an emphatic “Yes!” Our unique approach is helping to create a united front where farmers, consumers, and animal advocates work synergistically [...] Read More

Factory Farming is Bad for Investors, Too

Factory Farm

Everyone knows that factory farming is bad for animals, humans, and the environment. Now, with our help, a growing number of financial institutions are realizing that it's bad for investors, too. With input from Farm Forward, a groundbreaking new report calls into question the wisdom of investing in industrialized animal agriculture. Published by [...] Read More

Faith in Food: New Ethical Food Initiatives

By speaking to the core issues of meaning at stake in the question of eating animals through existing projects like our Jonathan Safran Foer Virtual Classroom Visits, and by building new strategic partnerships with religious institutions through our new Faith in Food Initiative, we can reinvigorate the movement to transform the factory farm [...] Read More

Eating Animals Documentary

With animal studies a quickly growing interdisciplinary field around the globe, Farm Forward recently launched the Eating Animals Education Project to increase the reach of this important book to students everywhere. Farm Forward sponsors an annual series of virtual visits by author Jonathan Safran Foer to high school and college classrooms. In addition [...] Read More

Reinventing the Poultry Industry

**Updated in March 2016** What the Hummer is to fuel efficiency, poultry is to animal welfare. No other farmed animal in the U.S. endures more suffering. As it stands, birds raised for meat have absolutely no protection under the law. The Humane Methods of Slaughter Act is the only piece of federal legislation [...] Read More

Why Farm Forward Matters

**Updated in December 2015** Farm Forward is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending factory farming. Since our inception in 2007, we’ve set ourselves apart by acknowledging the need for a shift toward plant-based diets while simultaneously fostering the work of higher-welfare farmers like heritage poultry expert Frank Reese. Working closely with farmers has informed [...] Read More

2012 Farm Forward Recap

Lambs

2012 marks Farm Forward’s fifth year of changing the way America eats and farms, and with the help of our loyal supporters—all of you—it has been the most game-changing year yet! But don’t take our word for it—check out this list of the top five ways we’ve moved farming forward in 2012. As [...] Read More

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer Eating Animals

Update August 24, 2012:  With animal studies a quickly growing interdisciplinary field around the globe, Farm Forward recently launched the Eating Animals Education Project to increase the reach of this important book to students everywhere. Farm Forward is now sponsoring a series of virtual visits by author Jonathan Safran Foer to high school and [...] Read More