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Food Matters Regional Initiative

OverviewAtlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Jersey City, Madison, Memphis, Nashville, North Carolina, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C.
Cities are addressing food waste in a holistic way—through prevention, rescue, and recycling.

Regenerative Agriculture

OverviewUnited StatesArohi Sharma, Lara Bryant, Ellen Lee, Claire O'Connor
Farming in harmony with nature fights climate change, improves water quality, and protects biodiversity. NRDC works with growers, ranchers, and community leaders to craft policies for a regenerative farm and food system.

Food Rescue Landscape Assessment Guide

OverviewUnited States
This guide shares some of NRDC's key lessons learned and is accompanied by an array of additional tools to help cities conduct food rescue landscape assessments of their own.

10 Things to Know About KFC, Chicken, and Antibiotics

OverviewUnited States
KFC publishes very little information about its chicken suppliers or the antibiotic use practices on its suppliers’ farms, but what is publicly available indicates that some KFC suppliers employ practices that threaten public health.

Where's the Better Beef?

OverviewUnited States
As the market for better beef expands, NRDC is working to reduce the environmental hoofprint of beef cattle grazing and feedlot operations by working with multi-stakeholder partners.

Advancing a Transformative Farm Bill

OverviewUnited StatesAllison Johnson, Matthew Kaplan, Yvette Cabrera
NRDC is working to ensure that the next Farm Bill supports climate-friendly agriculture, protects people and natural resources, and makes healthy food available to everyone.

Increasing Public Awareness About Food Waste Prevention Guide

OverviewUnited States
Given the magnitude of consumer household food waste, cities can play an important role in both raising awareness and providing action-oriented strategies that consumers can implement in their homes to prevent food from being wasted in the first place.