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Kroger Urged to Eliminate Bee-Toxic Pesticides from its Food Supply Chain

Groups are calling on Kroger to eliminate toxic pesticides linked to dramatic pollinator declines from the company’s food supply chain. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Senate Vote on Growing Climate Solutions Act

This tees up a deeply flawed bill that would establish soil carbon markets which threaten the climate, environmental justice communities, and our farm economy. Read More

Activists Take Demands to Stop Selling Cancer-Linked Roundup to Lowe’s CEO’s Doorstep

Lowe’s is under renewed pressure to stop selling Roundup after campaigners installed a giant billboard outside of the Lowe’s CEO's mansion. Read More

Activists Take Demands to Stop Selling Cancer-Linked Roundup to Home Depot CEO’s Doorstep

For event images, click here Atlanta, GA — Home Depot is under renewed pressure to stop selling the controversial weedkiller Roundup after campaigners installed a giant billboard outside of the Home Depot CEO, Craig Menear’s mansion. The video billboard features… Read More

Local communities and NGOs condemn new World Bank loan for Ecuador’s largest meat company

Last week, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) board approved a $50 million loan to Pronaca, Ecuador's biggest livestock producer. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement on USDA’s Climate Plan 90-Day Progress Report

The USDA released an outline of its climate strategy that offers vague plans for how it will support agriculture and forestry practices. Read More

Legal Petition Urges EPA to Assess Pesticides’ Harms to Soil Health

The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth U.S. filed a formal legal petition today urging the Environmental Protection Agency to incorporate a robust assessment of harm to soil ecosystems in pesticide regulatory decisions. Read More

World Bank urged to drop a $50 million loan for factory farm expansion in Ecuador because of health, social and environmental impacts

The World Bank is being urged to drop a $50 million loan to Pronaca, Ecuador’s biggest livestock producer, because of its harmful impacts. Read More

D.C. Becomes First in the Nation to Set GHG Reduction Target for Food Purchases

Earlier today, the D.C. Council unanimously passed the Green Food Purchasing Act of 2021 (Councilmember Mary Cheh – Ward 3). The legislation will measure and reduce the GHG emissions associated with the food that the city of D.C. purchases by 25%. Read More

New Study: Agricultural Pesticides Cause Widespread Harm to Soil Health, Threaten Biodiversity

A new study published today by the academic journal Frontiers in Environmental Science finds that pesticides widely used in American agriculture pose a grave threat to organisms that are critical to healthy soil, biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration to fight climate change. Read More