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May 31st, 2016
The U.S. needs to get with the program and cut unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture
It’s no secret that the unnecessary over-use of antibiotics in industrial farming is a threat to the health of people, animals and the environment.
May 27th, 2016
Organic is Clearly Better When it Comes to Reducing Toxic, Synthetic Pesticides
Many people today are concerned about how the products they buy have been produced, seeking those that align with their values and considerations of the environment, social justice, or their personal health.
May 27th, 2016
Remembering Rachel Carson: A Fight Against a New “Silent Spring”
On her birthday, it is fitting that all of us take a moment to commemorate the work, spirit and passion of Rachel Carson, who is so aptly called “the mother of the environment movement.
May 26th, 2016
Senator Stabenow’s “Smart” Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard
With the worst broadband coverage in the country, Detroit residents would be left in the dark when it comes to product ingredients A handful of multinational agribusiness and food companies have spent over $100 million over the past three years .
May 23rd, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Finds Genetically Engineered Crops Not the Solution to World Hunger
New Report Downplays Harms of Herbicide-Resistant GE Crops A new report released this week by The National Academy of Science (NAS) – Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects – provides some useful perspectiv.
May 20th, 2016
Demanding Federal Protection for Monarchs on Endangered Species Day
Today is Endangered Species Day – a day when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and other government agencies “recognize the national conservation effort to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.
May 5th, 2016
This Mother’s Day, Celebrate Your Mother and Mother Earth with Pollinator-Friendly Plants
Every May, adults and children alike are tasked with a daunting mission—to somehow thank our mothers for everything they’ve done for us over the years.
April 25th, 2016
The “Organic” Process Behind the Label
Allowing everyone to have a say in what it means for food to be organic You may know that foods carrying the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Organic label are produced in a way that works with natural systems, promotes l.
April 22nd, 2016
Soil Solutions film now with Simplified Chinese subtitles!
U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will mark Earth Day 2016 by signing the Paris Climate Agreement at an official ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
April 18th, 2016
Solving the Climate Crisis
Originally published on Huffington Post , 4/14/16 The climate crisis is unfolding far more rapidly than scientists predicted.
April 13th, 2016
Unlike Competitors, Orville Redenbacher’s is Still Bad for Bees
Apparently, Orville Redenbacher’s doesn’t care about bees. The biggest name in popcorn won’t commit to helping us keep these critical pollinators healthy.
April 8th, 2016
Raising the Bar on Organic Animal Welfare
Food animals deserve high welfare standards, and the USDA is proposing to enact them When most people hear the term ‘organic’ in the context of food, they immediately think high quality, ethically produced, environmentally be.
March 30th, 2016
Monarchs Are Not on the Road to Recovery
Endangered Species Act protection essential to monarchs’ survival Much as we’d like to believe this year’s upswing in monarch population numbers is the start of a recovery, it’s most likely a passing fl.
March 15th, 2016
Memo on the Discriminatory Nature of QR Codes and the DARK Act
QR codes are inherently discriminatory to the poor, the elderly, the rural and minorities.