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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. 

Carnival Corporation fleet gets F’s in new Cruise Ship Report Card

Friends of the Earth released the 2019 edition of its Cruise Ship Report Card today, documenting the environmental footprint of the cruise industry and grading 16 cruise lines and their 185 ships.

Protesters launch countdown to extinction at Kroger annual meeting

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

Environmental and public interest groups demand EPA revoke Monsanto’s license to pollute

Today, environmental and consumer organizations are delivering more than 149,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency advocating for a ban on glyphosate, aka Monsanto’s RoundUp, which is linked to cancer.

As Finance Committee Considers Ex-Im Reauthorization, Congress must end fossil fuel financing

The House Financial Services Committee today will consider a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the U.S. government’s official export credit agency. The Ex-Im Bank is one of the largest sources of federal financing for fossil fuel projects abroad.

New Report Card Grades Maryland School Districts’ Commitment to Improving Nutrition and Ensuring Access to Safe Water in Schools

Friends of the Earth is excited to partner with Healthy School Food Maryland to encourage school districts to serve more healthy, plant-rich entrees. Emphasizing vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins on school lunch menus will improve student health, as well as the health of our planet

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.

House passes amendment to halt disastrous Pebble Mine

We are grateful to the House of Representatives for listening to the people of Bristol Bay and Alaska who overwhelmingly oppose this disastrous project. Senator Murkowski and the entire Senate should follow the lead of the House, and pass this amendment to protect Bristol Bay’s people and environment.

Friends of the Earth U.S. Condemns the Canadian Government’s Approval of Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

The Canadian government announced today that it has approved the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline expansion project despite widespread opposition to the pipeline on both sides of the border.

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.”