With the climate crisis intensifying, we all need to take a stand to oppose industries and companies responsible for producing massive volumes of greenhouse gas. And we need to support clean energy and plant-based alternatives. One of the most powerful actions we can take is divesting from fossil fuels and livestock production and reinvesting funds in the clean energy and plant-based companies.
While "green-minded consumers" go out of their way to support local farms, and avoid factory farmed products where possible, these same individuals may have pension funds and savings that are invested in major agribusiness operations, fast-food chains and other food companies whose practices they may personally find abhorrent, such as overcrowding, overuse of antibiotics, or overt animal abuse by workers.
Meat Climate Divestment is the removal of investment assets including stocks, bonds, and investment funds from companies involved in livestock production, in an attempt to reduce climate change. The campaign encourages institutions and individuals alike to move their money away from factory farming operations, as well as companies that derive a significant proportion of their profits by either supplying or buying from the industry.
Below is a partial list of livestock companies and their stock symbols. For those interested in learning more, check out the report, Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return.
Meat Climate Divestment List
|Burger King||BKW||Cow, chicken, egg and pig product|
|BRF SA||BRFS||Poultry, pig, cow, dairy, and processed products||Sadia, Perdigao, Qualy|
|Cal-Maine Foods Inc||CALM||Eggs||Egg-Land's Best, Land O' Lake, Farmhouse, 4-Grain|
|ConAgra Foods Inc||CAG||Packaged and frozen foods||
Reddi Wip, Slim Jim, Marie Callender's, Banquet
|Danone SA||BN||Yogurt||Activia, Danonino, Oikos|
|Dean Foods Co||DF||US milk producer||
Alta Dena, Barber's, Brown's Dairy, TruMoo, Berkely Farms
|Hormel Foods Corp||HRL||Meat and food products||
Applegate, Cure 81 ham, Jennie-O Turkey, Muscle Milk, SPAM
|Industrias Bachoco||IBA||Mexico's largest poultry and top egg and pig producer||Bachoco|
|JBS SA||JBSS3||Cow, chicken and pig, and by-products||Seara Foods, Pilgrim's Pride, Moy Park, Primo Smallgoods|
|McDonald's||MCD||Cow, chicken, egg and pig products|
|Marfrig Global Foods||MRFG3||
Fourth-largest cattle producer in the world
|Montanta, Wagyu, Bona, Keystone, Pemmican|
|Tyson Foods Inc||TSN||Chicken, Beef, Pork, Prepared Foods, animal & pet foods||Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, Aidells, Wright|
|Yum! Brands||YUM||Cow, chicken, egg and pig products||
KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers, A&W, Pasta Bravo, Wing Street