Agricultural practices have ramifications for food security, environmental protection, and economic prosperity. To reduce agriculture's impact on the environment and ensure the economic and food security benefits into the next century, UCS advocates sustainable agricultural policies and practices.
GMCFF works to:
Promote agricultural practices that minimize pesticide, fertilizer, and energy use. As part of this effort, we study US Department of Agriculture research spending priorities and work on farm legislation and related environmental statutes.
Research and evaluate the risks and benefits of biotechnology in agriculture. UCS monitors and evaluates the agricultural biotechnology and sustainable agriculture policies and regulations of the USDA, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
But our work alone is not enough. We need your voice as well. You can have a say in how your food is grown, in how biotechnology is used--indeed, in the future of agriculture in this country. Join the UCS Action Network and become a UCS Sponsor. And check out our Activists Corner to see how you can participate.