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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 and glyphosate and shift to organic farming systems that are healthier for bees, butterflies, people and the planet. Read more...


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Senate Passes Status Quo Farm Bill

At a time of ecological crisis, this Farm Bill worsens the disastrous impacts of climate change, collapsing biodiversity and severely degrading soil, water and air.

100+ groups call on Kroger to eliminate toxic pesticides on food

Today farmworkers, students, public health, beekeeping, environmental, faith-based and consumer groups held a protest at Kroger’s (NYSE: KR) annual shareholder meeting, calling on the company to sign onto the Fair Food Program and commit to eliminate toxic pesticides from its supply chain.

Kroger releases new policy to limit bee-killing pesticides on garden plants

If Kroger is serious about protecting pollinators, people and the planet, it must phase out the use of toxic pesticides on the food it sells and increase its domestic organic offerings.

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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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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?

Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide
Kroger needs to stop selling food grown with Dow’s toxic nerve gas pesticide

While the Trump administration sides with Dow over our children, workers, rural communities and pollinators, we must act to get this pesticide out of our food system.

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