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Bees and other pollinators are under attack

Bayer claims to care about bees, yet they still sell bee-killing pesticides. See how Friends of the Earth is pushing Bayer to do better for pollinators. Read More

Study shows pesticide levels drop dramatically after 1 week of eating organic

Can eating organic really reduce levels of pesticides in our bodies? A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Environmental Research found that switching to an organic diet significantly reduced the levels of synthetic pesticides found in all participants in just one week. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

NAFTA renegotiation threatens family farmers and the environment

A new NAFTA on the TPP model would lead to less regulation of Big Ag’s environmentally harmful factory farming practices resulting in worse air and water pollution, inhumane treatment of animals, deforestation, and massive use of environmentally-hazardous pesticides, chemical fertilizers and fossil fuels. Read More

7 ways Trump’s NAFTA threatens our health, family farmers, animal welfare and the environment

Donald Trump’s plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is a threat to efforts to create a sustainable, healthy, equitable and humane food system for all. For decades, global corporations have pushed for international trade and investment agreements that favor unsustainable, toxic and inhumane… Read More

The birds and the bees: new research implicates pollinator-toxic pesticides in hummingbird declines

Bees aren’t the only important pollinators in peril. Read More

10 ways that Trump’s new NAFTA threatens people and the planet

When we compare the evils of Trump’s new trade deal against reality of our current economy, the American people should be extremely concerned about the future of our environment. Read More

Dirt, Democracy and Organic Farming: A recipe for feeding the world

Feeding the world is not about increasing how many bushels of grain we can grow, it’s about dirt, democracy, and our diets. Read More

Neonic studies highlight need to strengthen EPA pollinator rules

A trio of recent studies, one conducted in the U.S. and the others in Europe, are highlighting some alarming facts regarding the daunting realities of neonicotinoid pesticides and their prevalence in industrial agriculture. The timing of this research coincides with the closing of the public comment period for EPA’s proposal,… Read More