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!
Did you know that as much as 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in animal agriculture? In fact, the entire system of animal factories is propped up by a constant overuse of antibiotics. In order to change our food system quickly and prevent the worst impacts of industrial agriculture, we must demand that restaurants like Subway—the world’s largest restaurant chain—be part of the solution!
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!
The White House Pollinator Health Task Force (WHTF) has just released its strategy to address the threats to bees, monarchs and other pollinators. While the Task Force has developed positive, far reaching goals for honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators, the plan is unfortunately far too weak to actually accomplish those goals.
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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!
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!
In May 2015, the White House released a National Pollinator Strategy, aimed at improving the health and populations of bees and other pollinators. While the strategy proposes several positive, far-reaching goals for honey bees, monarch butterflies, and other pollinators, the plan is unfortunately far too weak in terms of tackling pesticide issues to achieve its goals. Thankfully, Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) have introduced H.R. 1284, the Save America's Pollinators Act, calling for the suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides that are killing bees. Tell your Representative to support the Saving America's Pollinators Act and protect bees and other pollinators!