Our deep-dive FoodPrint reports by product — including Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Dairy, Crops and Food Packaging — explain the foodprint of each. We show what industrial production looks like and the most pressing issues involved with each. From exploitative contracts for chicken farmers to the devastating environmental impacts of industrial beef production, from the grave animal welfare concerns in egg production to the impacts of pesticides on human health, these staple products of the American diet have massive foodprints when produced industrially. And the packaging they are sold in is highly problematic as well.
In these FoodPrint reports, we lay out a roadmap for what sustainable production looks like for each, with specific recommendations for consumers for how they can find sustainable products as well as push for a more sustainable food system overall.