News Archive


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

House Committee Advances Child Nutrition Legislation

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor advanced the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act with a vote of 27-19. Read More

Friends of the Earth Applauds Child Nutrition Measures to Increase Plant-Based School Meal and Beverage Options

Today, the House introduced the “Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act” Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation. Read More

Environmental justice, climate groups call on EPA to rein in the harms of factory farms

A letter sent to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urges him to act on the EPA’s existing authority to provide federal oversight of factory farms. Read More

Controversial $200 million IFC loan approved for LDC’s climate-destructive soy and corn operations in Brazil’s Cerrado

Despite opposition from more than 235 organizations, shareholders have approved a $200M loan to Louis Dreyfus Company Brazil (LDC). Read More

Groups Celebrate California’s Historic Investments in Plant-based School Food

California adopted a $600 billion budget with historic investments in the state’s school meal program to expand healthy, plant-based meal options. Read More

Kroger lags behind competitors in protecting bees from toxic pesticides amid “insect apocalypse” that threatens food supply

Friends of the Earth and allies launched a pivotal week of action, installing a billboard that urges Kroger to shift away from toxic pesticides. Read More