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60+ Groups Form Alliance Against Faulty Offsets, Dirty Energy in Farm Bill

Today, leading food, farming, Indigenous, faith and climate advocacy groups announced the public launch of the Alliance Against Farm Bill Offsets. Read More

Report: Big Ag Plans to Use Carbon Markets, Farmer Data to Tighten Stranglehold on Food System

On the heels of new federal climate and agriculture policies geared toward supporting agricultural carbon markets, a new report reveals how this approach will fail to address the climate crisis while enabling the largest agribusiness corporations to entrench their market power and greenwash their operations. Read More

Friends of the Earth Denounces Biden’s Pick to Lead World Bank

Today President Biden announced that he will nominate Ajay Banga to be President of the World Bank, on the heels of current World Bank President David Malpass’s announcement of resignation one week ago. Read More

Environmental Justice Advocates Oppose Factory Farm Energy Expansion at EPA Hearing

This week environmental justice advocates across the U.S. testified against the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard during virtual hearings hosted by EPA. Read More

Friends of the Earth Condemns Dirty Ag Riders in Omnibus Spending Bill

Two poison pill agricultural provisions were added to the Congressional omnibus appropriations package today, teeing up a vote on the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GSCA) and SUSTAINS Act in the year-end spending bill. Read More

Banners to Bezos and Gates: Back Off of Biodiversity!

MONTREAL/TIOHTIÀ:KE/UNCEDED TERRITORY OF THE KANIEN’KEHÁ:KA NATION – Climber-activists today dropped 80-foot banners reading, “Biodiversity versus Billionaires,” visible from Montreal’s Palais des Congres where world leaders are meeting at the UN’s landmark Biodiversity COP15. The banners were unfurled to warn delegates that mega-billionaires such as Jeff Bezos (founder of… Read More

New Report Reveals Pesticide Industry’s Disinformation and Science Denial Playbook

A new report, Merchants of Poison: How Monsanto Sold the World on a Toxic Pesticide, illuminates the disinformation, science denial, and manufactured doubt at the core of the pesticide industry’s public relations playbook. Read More

White House takes first step toward transforming federal food procurement and service

This week the Biden administration released best practices to increase access to healthy and safely prepared food in federal facilities. Read More

New Scorecard Reveals Half of Major U.S. Food Retailers Have Pesticide Policies but Progress Falls Short to Protect Bees and Biodiversity

Friends of the Earth today released its latest Bee-Friendly Retailer Scorecard, ranking 25 of the largest U.S. grocery retailers on pesticides and pollinator protection in their food and beverage supply chains. Read More

Friends of the Earth Statement in Response to USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Announcement

This lays the groundwork for Big Ag to use these projects to greenwash their own emissions and collect tremendous amounts of farm data. Read More