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.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, along with allies like Monsanto and Dow, have teamed up with Koch-backed Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas to introduce a federal bill that would deny your right to know what is in your food. Don't let Big Food keep you in the dark!
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!
It’s time to demand meaningful action from President Obama! In June, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum outlining efforts to "promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators." Urge President Obama to ensure the administration takes meaningful steps to curb the impacts of pesticides on bees and other pollinators!
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!