We are a national organization promoting socially responsible livestock production in Canada. We help communities that are dealing with problems caused by factory farms and factory farm proposals. As an alternative to industrial livestock operations, we promote livestock production that is safe, fair and healthy for the environment, farmers, workers, animals, neighbours, communities and consumers. Establishing socially responsible livestock production is a means to reach the overarching goal of food sovereignty—democratic citizen control of our food and agriculture system.
We are campaigning for:
Socially responsible activities are those in which the individual profiting from the activity covers all the costs the activity incurs and shifts none of those costs to others who will not profit from it. Socially responsible farming would be farming where all the costs of the farm (air and water pollution, etc.) are contained within the farm's boundaries and are not shifted off the farm.
“Food Sovereignty is the Right of peoples, communities, and countries to define their own agricultural, labour, fishing, food and land policies, which are ecologically, socially, economically, and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances. It includes the true right to food and to produce food, which means that all people have the right to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food and to food producing resources and the ability to sustain themselves and their societies.”
One of the ways Beyond Factory Farming is promoting food sovereignty in Canada is by participating in the Peoples Food Policy Project - creating a national food policy from the ground up. We invite you to get involved by organizing a Kitchen Table Talk with people in your own community.