Few everyday decisions are more important to our health—or the health of our planet—than choosing what we eat.
NRDC pushes corporations and policymakers to reduce harmful chemicals in our food. We fight for stronger pollution controls on industrial farms and help small farmers safeguard their crops against climate change. We also develop initiatives to reduce food waste and promote sustainability from farm to fork.
What's at Stake
How and why 40 percent of our food goes uneaten
Why we should stop treating dirt like, well, dirt
Toxic pesticides can do more harm than good
Most antibiotics sold in the United States are given to livestock—not humans
An Avoidable Death: Why We Need Strong Food-Safety Standards
An Avoidable Death: How Food-Safety Inspections Could Have Saved Lives
What you can do
Save the Food
Forty percent of food in America is wasted. By making smart decisions about using, storing, and buying food, you can help save money, water, fuel, and the environment.