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Gene-edited organisms in agriculture: Risks and unexpected consequences

The unexpected and unintended effects of all genetically engineered organisms, regardless of whether ‘traditional’ or gene-edited genetic engineering techniques have been used, have the potential to cause environmental and human health problems.

How Palm Oil Poses Material Risks to Investors

Palm oil is an edible plant oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree and used in thousands of consumer products, from cookies to cosmetics to biofuels.

The Importance of Land Rights for Investors in Agribusiness

Within the field of sustainable development, there is no concern more fundamental than the governance and management of land and natural re- sources. Yet institutional investors with significant holdings in emerging markets securities often fail to account for the material risks and benefits of properly incorporating land tenure and customary land rights into due diligence practices.

Environmental Social and Governance Policies of the Top U.S. Financiers of Palm Oil

Current ranking among US equity investors with stocks in palm oil production, by dollar amount invested.

Industrial Ocean Fish Farming: Myths & Facts

Setting the record straight on the myths vs. facts of the Industrial Ocean Fish Farming industry.

Department of Interior FOIA (August 16, 2018)

This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552, to compel the United States Department of Interior (“DOI”) to release non-exempt records concerning DOI’s ethics standards and contracts with public relations or communications firms, as well as the activities of highly placed officials within DOI.

Environmental Groups Oppose SCOTUS Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

The undersigned environmental groups write today on behalf of our millions of members and supporters to express our strong opposition to the confirmation of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to a lifetime seat on the United States Supreme Court.

Nanoparticles in Children’s Sunscreens

Friends of the Earth tested a selection of four children’s sun- screen products purchased from Walmart and Babies R Us. We found nanoparticles of potential concern in all four sunscreens tested, including nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) and nano zinc oxide (ZnO).

High Risk in the Rainforest

New findings indicate that GVL has failed to reform its operations, despite numerous complaints led with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) since 2012, including a comprehensive set of complaints armed by the RSPO Complaints Panel in February 2018.

From Lab to Fork

Whether made from genetically engineered yeast or through in vitro processes, these next-generation animal replacement products are manufactured in resource-intensive factories. The products are often made with multiple processed ingredients, including gums, flavors, colors and other additives. Some products also include novel, genetically engineered ingredients like the “heme” secreted from genetically engineered yeast, which gives the Impossible Burger its “blood.”