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!
Last week, Dr. Jonathan Lundgren, a decorated Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS), filed a whistleblower complaint accusing the federal agency of suppressing research findings that challenge the safety and efficacy of a heavily used class of pesticides – neonicotinoids. Sign the petition to Secretary Vilsack demanding that Catherine Woteki resign as the USDA Chief Scientist and head of ARS!
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!
QR codes instead of mandatory, on-package labeling of genetically engineered foods? No thanks. Tell your Senators that QR codes are unjust and impractical! Knowing about the foods you purchase should be the right of everyone, not a luxury available only to those who can afford particular technologies and the capabilities to use them.
As a new CFS report shows, neonics have caused widespread contamination of water bodies across the United States, and as a result, have jeopardized a range of wildlife including crabs, insects, and migratory birds.Tragically, we are on our way to an ecological crisis – a second Silent Spring. It’s well past time for EPA to suspend neonicotinoid pesticide registrations due to the harms they pose to pollinators, aquatic ecosystems, and the larger environment!