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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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U.S. Beekeepers lost the second-most hives in history

Beekeepers recorded the second highest annual losses in history, including the highest summer losses ever.

Maryland Legislators Partially Ban Chlorpyrifos

The Maryland General Assembly passed S.B. 300 today, making Maryland the fourth state to ban Dow’s brain-damaging pesticide.

Corteva Agriscience announces it will stop making chlorpyrifos

Corteva Agriscience, the main manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, announced today that they will stop production of the pesticide by the end of the year.

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  • Toxic Acres
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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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Impact Stories See All
Banning a Brain-Damaging Pesticide
Banning a Brain-Damaging Pesticide

While the federal government prioritizes donations over decades of science, it’s more important than ever for states like New York to step up to protect public health and environment.

Keeping Pesticide Riders Out of the Farm Bill
Keeping Pesticide Riders Out of the Farm Bill

Friends of the Earth has helped lead and support these efforts, working with elected officials to protect their communities from health-damaging pesticides — most notably through our work on the 2018 Farm Bill.

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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Banning bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges
Banning bee-killing pesticides in wildlife refuges

Bees in wildlife refuges are losing their ability to navigate due to toxic pesticide exposure. Help Friends of the Earth to protect these essential pollinators.

EPA is letting a brain-damaging pesticide poison us
EPA is letting a brain-damaging pesticide poison us

Chlorpyrifos – a toxic pesticide – is being allowed to poison our planet thanks to the EPA. Friends of the Earth is pushing Congress to ban it.

Pesticide companies are driving monarchs to extinction
Pesticide companies are driving monarchs to extinction

Monarchs have had record declines for two years in a row. The loss is so bad, they need Endangered Species Protection. Learn how you can help!

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  • Toxic Acres
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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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