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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

Lawsuit Against State Department Prompts Expedited Treatment of Polluter FOIA Request

The U.S. Department of State has reversed its denial of expedited processing for a FOIA request targeting potential polluter influence. Read More

State Department sued over Amos Hochstein FOIA request

A FOIA request has been filed to shine light on potential bias that Amos Hochstein, a former LNG executive, might be bringing to his role. Read More

Amos Hochstein: Diplomat or Fossil Fuel lobbyist?

Friends of the Earth filed a Freedom of Information request targeting the entanglements of Amos Hochstein, Senior Advisor for Energy Security. Read More

160+ Organizations Urge President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Heidi Heitkamp from Consideration for USDA Secretary

A coalition of more than 160 environmental, food justice, sustainable agriculture, workers’ rights, animal welfare, social justice, public health, and anti-hunger organizations sent a letter today to President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris, and their transition team opposing Heidi Heitkamp as a potential nominee for USDA Secretary. Read More

DOJ Releases Formal Approval of Toxic Mega-Merger between Bayer and Monsanto

The approval of the Bayer Monsanto merger is a disaster for American farmers and families. This toxic mega-merger will only further entrench the failing model of chemical intensive agriculture, which is poisoning people and the planet. The Department of Justice failed to protect Americans from yet another toxic agricultural monopoly. Read More

Farming, Food Safety, and Environmental Organizations Call on DOJ to Block Bayer-Monsanto Toxic Mega Merger

A coalition of farming, consumer, and environmental groups delivered 97,325 public comments to the Department of Justice today, urging the agency to reject the Bayer (BAYN) and Monsanto (MON) merger. The agency closes its comment period today regarding its conditional approval of the merger. Read More

Toxic Mega-Merger between Bayer and Monsanto gets approval from Department of Justice

The Department of Justice formally announced today its approval of the Bayer-Monsanto merger, contingent upon divestments from the two companies. Read More

DOJ Approves Bayer-Monsanto Mega Merger Despite Significant Concerns from Farmers, Consumers, Environmentalists

The Department of Justice has chosen to green light the Bayer-Monsanto merger despite widespread opposition from farmers and other stakeholders across the country. Read More

Poll: Farmers Oppose Bayer Bayer-Monsanto Merger

An overwhelming majority of surveyed farmers are concerned about the proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger and believe it will have a negative impact on independent farmers and farming communities. Read More