Big Oil has taken advantage of California farmers’ desperate need for water and is selling them oil wastewater—the water that’s been used in fracking and other oil operations—at a cheap rate for irrigation. Hundreds of chemicals are used in oil operations, and some of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, kidney failure, and liver damage—and they could be in the oil wastewater that is being used on our fruits and vegetables.
Bees are responsible for every one in three bites of food we eat, so we can’t afford to keep losing them. The EPA has the power to help bring back bee populations by restricting the use of bee-toxic pesticides. We must ramp up pressure on the EPA to act NOW. We’re aiming to reach 2 million petition signatures by June 22nd, but we need your help to reach our goal!
We've heard from sources in the Senate that Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) is working with the biotech industry and the Republicans to pass a new DARK Act that would once again erase state GE labeling laws passed in Vermont, Connecticut and Maine, and replace them with complicated QR codes or 800 numbers consumers would have to access instead of simple on-package labeling.
It’s no secret we love popcorn, In fact, Americans consume more than 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. But we’re getting more than we bargained for in all those bowls of popcorn: bee-toxic pesticides. Thanks to your pressure, Pop Weaver and pop Secret have already agreed to phase out its use of neonics.Take action to urge Orville Redenbacher to follow their lead!
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!