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Pollinators are in peril; their populations are declining around the world. Friends of the Earth works to eliminate pollinator-toxic pesticides like neonicotinoids, glyphosate and organophosphates and shift to organic farming systems that are healthier for bees, butterflies, people and the planet by shifting the market and advancing toward much-needed state and federal policy change. Read more...


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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.

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  • Swarming the Aisles II
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  • Bayer-Monsanto Merger: Big Data, Big Agriculture, Big Problems
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  • Buzz Kill: How the Pesticide Industry is Clipping the Wings of Bee Protection Efforts Across the U.S.
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Moving the Garden Industry Away From Bee-Killing Pesticides
Moving the Garden Industry Away From Bee-Killing Pesticides

Thanks to Friends of the Earth, three-quarters of the garden industry has moved away from neonics, and many major retailers have committed to stop selling plants and products treated with these bee-killing pesticides.

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Amidst “insect apocalypse” Ace Hardware steps up and takes action on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
Amidst “insect apocalypse” Ace Hardware steps up and takes action on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides

For the first year, all major garden retailers are on record committing to eliminate the use of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides on the products and garden plants that they sell.

With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?
With Multiple Drafts and Amendments, Which Farm Bill Reigns Supreme?

America’s eaters and farmers deserve a Farm Bill that addresses our many food-related environmental crises, from climate change to soil erosion and pollinator decline.

2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?
2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

Because of its promise for rural America, organic agriculture has growing support from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress. So why is there language in the Farm Bill that would weaken the organic standards?

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  • Organic for All: Results of the Organic Diet Biomonitoring Study
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  • Toxic Secret: Pesticides uncovered in store brand cereal, applesauce, beans and produce
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  • Swarming the Aisles II
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