Andrew deCoriolis is the Director of Strategic Programs and Engagement for Farm Forward, an organization that implements innovative strategies to promote conscientious food choices, reduce farmed animal suffering, and advance sustainable agriculture. Andrew deCoriolis brings extensive experience in sustainability, grassroots organizing, and corporate leadership in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Farm Forward, Andrew was part of the executive leadership team at Lucid Design Group, a software company that empowers civic, commercial, and educational customers to track and reduce their energy consumption.
Richard and Andrew discuss the mission of Farm Forward and the upcoming vote on California Proposition 12 in November. In 2008 Californians passed Proposition 2, to ban the confinement of pregnant pigs, calves raised for veal, and egg-laying hens in a manner that did not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. Proposition 2 did not provide specific square feet when defining prohibited confinement. Proposition 12 of 2018, unlike Proposition 2, would ban the sale of meat and eggs from calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens confined in areas below a specific number of square feet. The size restrictions based on animal behavior would be repealed and replaced.