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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.

Tripple Brook Farm Neonic Policy
Tripple Brook Farm Neonic Policy

It is policy at Tripple Brook Farm to not sell plants containing pesticides that harm bees and other pollinators — this includes pesticide products containing systemic neonicotinoid pesticides.

Congressional briefing on pesticides toxic to bees, birds, and other wildlife

Advocates will document the devastating impacts of pollinator population decline.

Food safety and environmental organizations call on EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

A coalition of food safety and environmental groups will deliver hundreds of thousands of public comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, urging the agency to ban neonicotinoid pesticides.

What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet
What Kroger Can Do To Protect People, Pollinators and the Planet

Beekeepers, farmworkers, and concerned Cincinnati residents gathered outside of Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, June 22, to urge Kroger to stop selling food grown with bee-killing pesticides and offer more bee and people friendly organic food. Kroger is the largest traditional supermarket company in the U.S. However, it stocks its shelves with food grown with pesticides that are harming pollinators, people and our environment. At the meeting, Friends of the Earth and SumOfUs…

36% of Kroger Shareholders Call for Company to Appoint Independent Board Chair

During the meeting, SumOfUs and Friends of the Earth delivered over 417,000 petition signatures from consumers to Kroger, urging the company immediately take immediate action to protect pollinators, people and the planet by enacting a policy that will help eliminate the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides, including neonicotinoids.

Shareholder Resolution Calls on Kroger (NYSE: KR) to Appoint Independent Board Chair, Groups Also Urge Company to Eliminate Bee-Killing Pesticides

On Thursday, June 22, members of SumOfUs, Friends of the Earth, Pollinator Stewardship Council, and the Ohio Ecological Food & Farming Association, in collaboration with food, farming and environmental organizations, will host a press conference to discuss a widespread effort urging retail giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) to enact a policy that would help eliminate the use of pollinator-toxic pesticides, including neonicotinoids — a leading driver of decline in the bee population. Groups will also deliver over 416,000…

EPA budget cuts ensure pesticides will continue to kill bees

The results of the annual survey of honey bee colony losses were announced today by the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America.