Cory Booker: Taking on Big Ag and Going Big on Climate
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The upcoming farm bill presents an opportunity to infuse more climate-smart practices in American agriculture, which accounts for about 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But doing so involves confronting industrial practices that focus on short-term gains and commodity subsidies that have deep support in both parties. U.S. Senator Cory Booker has introduced legislation that he says would challenge beef and pork packagers and tilt the balance of power in our industrial agriculture system, giving workers and family farms and ranches a better deal.
This moment is a precarious time for America’s efforts to decarbonize its economy. The Inflation Reduction Act is inspiring companies to invest in battery factories in the United States and consumers to buy electric vehicles and heat pumps. But green energy faces opposition in red states, even though they see an influx of clean tech investment and jobs.
Join us for a conversation with a passionate advocate of reforming America’s food system and progressive voice for bold climate action.
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The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
U.S. Senator (D–NJ)
Founder and Host, Climate One
11:30 a.m. doors open & check-in
12–1 p.m. program
(all times PDT)
Free for members