USDA announced it is abandoning its 2008 proposal that would have updated the 1990s era-regulations currently governing genetically engineered (GE) crops and starting from scratch. As part of this new approach, USDA has opened up a public comment period through June 22nd to begin the process of crafting new regulations for GE crops. Send your comment urging strong, mandatory regulations today!
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.
We think the White House can do better.
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 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!
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!