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New Scorecard Reports 10 Major U.S. Food Retailers’ Progress on Protecting Bees from Toxic Pesticides

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

EPA Bans Brain-Damaging Chlorpyrifos in Food

President Biden’s EPA is finally reversing one of many horrific Trump administration actions that prioritized pesticide industry profits over our health and environment. Read More

124 Organizations Demand Home Depot, Lowe’s Immediately Pull Cancer-Linked Weedkiller

124 consumer, health, and environmental groups sent letters today calling on Lowe’s and Home Depot to immediately end the sale of Roundup. Read More

Bayer to Remove Cancer-linked Glyphosate From Roundup for U.S. Lawn and Garden Market by 2023

Bayer-Monsanto announced today that the company will no longer sell glyphosate-based herbicides to U.S. consumers as of 2023 Read More

Report: Second Highest Bee Colony Losses in History

The Bee Informed Partnership today reported the second-highest annual losses of honeybee colonies for the second year in a row. Read More

Kroger Urged to Eliminate Pesticides from 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

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

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

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