Kroger updates pesticide policy to protect pollinating species

Kroger (NYSE: KR) released an update to its pollinator policy today encouraging suppliers to move away from pesticides and adopt alternative pest management. The policy states Kroger supports the expansion of organic food and products that are affordable for many families. 

Protesters launch countdown to extinction at Kroger annual meeting

Kroger’s business, and our food system, is dependent on healthy pollinators and ecosystems...

Press Advisory: Cincinnati protest of Kroger annual shareholder meeting demanding company stop the “bee apocalypse,” join Fair Food Program

Groups including local Ohio organizers, farmworkers from Florida, students and public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer allies will protest at Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting to urge the food company to change its pesticide policies during their annual event.

Customers to demand Kroger stop selling food grown with bee-killing pesticides

To mark National Pollinator Week (June 17-23), more than  10,000 people across the country are joining a national week of action demanding that Kroger (NYSE: KR) help stop the “bee apocalypse.”

Vermont passes bill to reduce bee-killing pesticides

Environmental advocates applaud as a bill to protect pollinators by reducing pesticides harmful to bees was signed into law.

California bans brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, helps farmers transition to safer alternatives

By outlawing chlorpyrifos, California joins New York and Hawaii in putting public health and the environment over corporate profits. We call on the state to work as swiftly as possible to cancel the registration of chlorpyrifos.

Vermont passes bill to ban consumer use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides

The Vermont Legislature today passed a bill banning consumer use of neonicotinoid pesticides by July 2019. During the legislative session, thousands of Friends of the Earth members in Vermont called and emailed their lawmakers in support of the bill.

World Faces Ecological Collapse Unless Urgent Action Taken, Says Devastating Global Assessment

The world faces ecological collapse and mass extinctions unless dramatic action is taken to change social and economic systems, according to a global assessment launched today by The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

New York Passes Bill to Ban Dow’s Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

New York’s deadline for ending the use of chlorpyrifos will make it the first state to stop use of the chemical. In banning this dangerous chemical, New York legislators are prioritizing public health and the environment.

Concerned customers swarm Kroger stores nationwide

This week, more than 5,000 people across the country are swarming Kroger-owned (NYSE: KR) stores and delivering letters demanding that the retailer eliminate use of toxic pesticides on the food it sells and increase offerings of domestic organic food to protect children, farmworkers and help curb catastrophic declines of pollinators and other insects.