Committed to Better Practices and Safer Products

A few weeks ago Moore Charitable Foundation met with Bob Keefe, Mae Wu, Attorney, Health Program, and Linda Greer, Program Director Health & the Environment to discuss one of my biggest concerns: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in North Carolina. CAFOs, also known as factory farms, are polluting the state’s air andorganic water at alarming rates, while also creating antibiotic resistance in humans. Denmark has succeeded in curtailing the use of antibiotics by establishing a reporting system forcing farms to disclose how much they are using. The hog farm industry is threatening our basic rights to clean water, clean air, and clean food. Please join the fight for better practices and safer products. When shopping for meat, look for these labels: USDA Certified Organic, American Grassfed Certified, Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane.

Support Antibiotic-Free Meat

Russ Kremer. Photo Credit: Onearth.org

Russ Kremer. Photo Credit: Onearth.org

Recently, Moore Charitable Foundation joined  NRDC at Duke University to learn about the most pressing environmental issues facing North Carolina. Mae Wu, an attorney in NRDC’s Health and Environment Program in D.C., reminded us of the tragic consequences of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on the health of North Carolina residents and the waterways they rely upon. CAFOs overuse and misuse antibiotics, creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria that jeopardize our ability to fight infections. Watch the below videos that explain this disturbing issue and join us in demanding that the pork industry clean up their act. I urge you to support companies that are committed to all-natural and antibiotic-free meat.

VIDEO: Stop the Superbugs

VIDEO: Growing Green Awards Winner, Russ Kremer