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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.

Swarming the Aisles II
Swarming the Aisles II

Our analysis shows that most of the top U.S. food retailers have a long way to go to address overuse of agricultural pesticides and to advance organic agriculture in the U.S.

Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides
Food retailers fail to protect bees from toxic pesticides

A new scorecard from Friends of the Earth shows that top food retailers are failing to protect bees and people from toxic pesticides.

Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides
Conservation Groups and Congressman Blumenauer Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides

Scott Pruitt took direction from the pesticide industry and further delayed assessment on neonicotinoids instead of listening to the science and taking immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet.

Congressman Blumenauer and Conservation Groups Call for Action on Pollinator-killing Pesticides


Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) will join conservation groups on February 14 at noon to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban uses of neonicotinoid pesticides that harm pollinators.

Nursery and Retailer commitments

Great news! Due to the efforts of Friends of the Earth and allies, over the past two years, more than 140 garden retailers, nurseries and landscaping companies, including the two largest home improvement retailers in the world, Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as Costco, Wal-Mart, True Value, Kroger and Whole Foods, have committed to take steps to eliminate neonicotinoids. Our members helped make this happen by signing petitions, delivering letters, making phone calls and showing up in…

NAFTA renegotiation threatens family farmers and the environment
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.

7 ways Trump’s NAFTA threatens our health, family farmers, animal welfare and the environment
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 industrial agriculture and weaken critical food safety, public health, worker safety and environmental regulations. These trade agreements are eroding public health, worker safety, local economies,…

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