Before the end of the year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to require labeling of GMOs on food packaging for the first time ever. But Kellogg's is not going to use a clear text or a symbol label on its product packaging to indicate that the product contains GMOs.
Tell EPA to withdraw its proposed rule that would exempt factory farms from EPCRA's reporting requirements. The proposed exemption is just another gift to the industrial meat industry from the Trump administration that threatens public health and safety.
Nanotechnology is a powerful new tool for taking apart and reconstructing nature as the molecular level—and it has some scary repercussions when used in food products. Scientists agree that nanomaterials create new, unique food safety risks that require toxicity testing, yet very little testing and regulation of these new products exists.
Tell companies to get untested nano ingredients out of candy!
The Trump Administration has quietly nominated Scott Hutchins—who has spent over 30 years working for Dow Chemical— as USDA's chief scientist. USDA's chief scientist sets the agenda for the agency's 2.9 billion research budget.
Tell your Senator to oppose Scott Hutchins' nomination now!
Members of the Oregon State Senate will hold a hearing discuss what went so wrong at Lost Valley Farm. But it isn't just about Lost Valley. They also need to consider the kind of state most Oregonians want —and that's one that values and maintains family farms, vibrant rural communities, and a healthy environment.
Send a message to your Senator: Mega-dairies are too risky. They threaten our air, water, rural quality of life, and public health. Mega-dairies like Lost Valley Farm simply have no place in Oregon.
12 million American children, one out of every six, is food insecure. One out of six children are not able to consistently have enough food to live a healthy and active life. Despite improved economic times, these levels of childhood food deprivation have not changed.
In order to address the environmental, social, human health, and economic consequences of intensive animal production, we must end our overconsumption of conventionally raised meat and poultry, and shift our diet to include more balanced proteins. We can do this by cutting our meat consumption in half, choosing sustainably raised meats, and eating more plant-based proteins.