In her presentation “Hidden In Plain Bite,” Kiely Smith, New York Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, reveals how our food choices are one of the most powerful ways we can help stop everything from climate change, to deforestation, to water depletion and pollution. The Factory Farming Awareness Coalition inspires and empowers individuals and institutions to create a more just, compassionate, and sustainable food system. By educating young people and stakeholder audiences about factory farming and equipping them with the tools to oppose it, FFAC builds both an inclusive consumer base as well as an informed citizenry that support cultural and legislative change for the benefit of all.
FFAC’s work centers around three core strategies:
- Raising Awareness, because people must know that a better world is possible in order to strive towards it.
- Mobilizing Activists, building our power by broadening our movement.
- Institutional Change, mobilizing connections to foster sustainable food culture and shift menus within institutions.
This event is part of the Industry and Built Environment, Food and Land Use, Youth, Public Mobilization and Justice, and Climate Impacts and Adaptation programs.