Center for Food Safety (CFS), the parent organization of Soil Solutions, is a public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization. Founded in 1997, CFS was one of the first non-governmental organizations in the United States to highlight critical connections between industrial agriculture systems and climate change. In 1999 the organization initiated what became a landmark Supreme Court case: Massachusetts v. EPA. CFS has also been pioneering on the international front, contributing to the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report. CFS does extensive legal, science, policy and grassroots work to support agro-ecological alternatives to industrial agriculture and protect human health, organic integrity and the natural environment from novel, untested technologies. In 2013 CFS began highlighting soil solutions to climate problems and has since emerged as a bridge between soil scientists, farmers, ranchers, policy-makers and the public.