It's back. The bill that would deny voters the right to pass state bills to label genetically engineered foods—and make mandatory labeling at the federal level impossible—has just been reintroduced in Congress, despite hundreds of thousands of emails and phone calls from people like you opposing this corporate power-grab. Tell Congress to stand up for our right to know!
Choosing organic, sustainable, and humanely-raised products is both a healthful and environmentally-friendly decision. The health and nutrition experts that developed the 2015 Dietary Guidelines (what the “food pyramid” is based on) for Americans agree as well. That is why they decided for the first time ever to add considerations of sustainability into their recommendations. However, their decision to address sustainability in the new dietary guidance has been challenged by those in industry who stand to profit from business as usual.
Despite public opposition, USDA has just approved Okanagan Specialty Fruit’s genetically engineered (GE), non-browning “Arctic” apple. Unlabeled GE apples could find their way into non-GE fruit slices, juice, baby foods, or apple sauce - products predominantly consumed by children and babies who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects.
Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity—joined by Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Prof. Lincoln Brower—have just filed a groundbreaking legal action to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Sign the petition to extend ESA protection to monarchs!
Right now, the largest international trade deal in history--the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP--is being negotiated behind closed doors, and Congress is considering giving it "Fast Track" approval, which would strip Congress of its authority to debate or amend the content of the deal. Tell Congress to vote "No" on Fast track and to make the text of the TPP public!
Kroger and Safeway have just joined other major retailers in rejecting GE salmon, but there are many companies who still haven’t responded. Tell Costco to join its competitors and commit to keeping GE salmon off its shelves!
EPA has just announced approval of Dow Chemical’s new “Enlist Duo” herbicide to be used with Dow's new genetically engineered corn and soybeans. “Enlist Duo” is a mixture of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and the even more toxic 2,4-D (part of the chemical mixture Agent Orange). Urge President Obama to stop this toxic herbicide and the genetically engineered crops that depend on it!