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Factory farming is killing the environment, causing massive water pollution, and contributing to climate change and global warming. As more people become aware of the devastating effects of modern farming practices, they’re choosing plant-based options to help lower their carbon footprints.

While world leaders should be calling for an end to factory farming and asking people to reduce consumption of animal products, the Biden administration has decided to take a different route: they’re offering farms $1 billion in grants under the USDA to encourage “climate-friendly” agricultural practices.

According to a USDA press release, money will be granted to farmers and ranchers to implement new practices that cut greenhouse gas emissions or that capture and store carbon, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.

The program will be funded by the USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation, which may pull up to $30 billion annually from the U.S. Treasury to keep agricultural product prices at a reasonable rate and Support farmers.

Critics of the funding argue that grants should be going to Support innovations outside of animal agriculture and ranching to truly combat Climate change. Trying to reduce emissions of dairy farms while encouraging milk sales is like putting a band-aid on the problem instead of actually fixing it.

The grants and associated pilot projects could increase the value of U.S. farm products since they could be seen as more “green” and “climate-friendly.” The United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, spoke with Reuters and said, “We think there is an emerging opportunity here, as consumers demand more sustainably produced food here in the United States and certainly in the export market.”

It’s time to end the greenwashing and make a real impact on the planet.

Read more about how people around the world, like in Pakistan, The U.S., Madrid, Minneapolis, and others, are working to combat climate change and make a difference for the planet. To help combat Climate change, one of the most important things you can do is switch to a plant-based diet and say no to animal agriculture

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