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Regressive GOP Farm Bill a Disaster for Environment

The bill is a massive handout to corporate agriculture and factory farms that pollute our air, water and soil.

Costco releases new policy to limit toxic pesticides to protect pollinators

Given the failure of our federal government to regulate the rampant use of toxic pesticides, we are encouraged by the steps Costco is taking to reduce the use of toxic pesticides in its supply chain and increase organic offerings to protect our environment, public health and pollinators

Honeybee death survey masks true scale of pollinator crisis

These dire honeybee numbers add to the consistent pattern of unsustainable bee losses in recent years that threatens our food system, but they are the tip of the iceberg.

Disastrous GOP Farm Bill Defeated

The defeat of the regressive and unjust GOP Farm Bill is a resounding victory for public health and the environment.

European Union bans bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides

The EU’s groundbreaking ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides is a huge win for pollinators, people and the planet.

Vermont Senate Unanimously Passes H.915–A Landmark Bill That Curbs the Use of Bee-killing Pesticides

The Vermont Senate listened to concerned constituents and adopted a key recommendation from the Vermont Pollinator Protection Committee that urged restrictions on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

219,210 Americans: call on EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

219,210 public comments call on the EPA to ban neonicotinoid pesticides—a leading cause of pollinator decline.

Congress Must Reject Regressive Farm Bill

This regressive Farm Bill doubles down on a failing food system that harms our health, decimates soil and pollinators, pollutes our water, and leaves us vulnerable to climate chaos.

Food retailer scorecard: 20 out of 25 fail to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides

Only a few companies are taking responsibility for their role in the bee crisis. We urge major U.S. food retailers to work with their suppliers to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides and expand domestic organic offerings.

Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides
Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides

Scott Pruitt took direction from the pesticide industry and further delayed assessment on neonicotinoids instead of listening to the science and taking immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet.