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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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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.

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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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  • Kroger Bee Letter
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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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