Last week both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees passed their draft versions of the 2013 Farm Bill. This week, the full Senate will begin debate about amendments to its version. Tell your Senators to support the Merkley amendment in the Farm Bill!
In the U.S., we pride ourselves on having choices and making informed decisions. Under current FDA policy, we don't have that choice when it comes to genetically engineered (GE) foods. But next week Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio will introduce new federal legislation that would require the labeling of all GE foods; the first labeling bill to be introduced in the Senate in over a decade. Tell your Senators and Representative to Co-Sponsor the GE food labeling bill!
Some of the biggest grocery stores in the US have already said they will not sell GE salmon in their stores, including Whole Foods, Trader Joes, H-E-B, and Aldi, as have over 400 chefs, restaurants, and seafood companies. But there are a lot more companies yet to sign.
Sign the Petition Telling Supermarkets, Food Companies, and Seafood Restaurants to Reject GE Salmon!
Did you know that over 70% of the antibiotics made in the U.S. are given to farm animals that aren't even sick? This chronic overuse can cause antibiotic resistance in humans. Tell Congress to pass legislation protecting antibiotics for public health, not factory farms.
Documents uncovered today raise serious questions about whether the public was misled about the FDA review of GE Salmon. CFS, Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, and Food & Water Watch received the previously undisclosed documents through a Freedom of Information Act request. Tell Congress to hold the FDA accountable and stop GE Salmon!
Bees and other beneficial pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates. While we may not know the exact cause of the disappearance, we do know that some pesticides are contributing to their decline. We also know there are simple things we can each do to help combat pollinator loss. Help to protect our honey bees and other native pollinators by taking the pledge to protect bees and other beneficial insects.