You may be getting an extra side dish with your Thanksgiving turkey that you didn’t bargain for: a risky drug called ractopamine. Ractopamine is a growth enhancing drug that’s added to turkey feed—as well as the feed of pigs and cattle—to increase their muscle mass - making big turkeys even bigger for your holiday table. But when it comes to your health, bigger isn’t necessarily better.
“Organic” fish farmed at sea polluting our oceans? That will be the case if USDA develops regulations that allow ocean-based fish farms to be certified “organic.” Tell USDA that open-ocean fish farms should never be certified as organic!
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!
Moby is passionate about pollinators. We all should be – honey bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Sadly, bees are being wiped out by the indiscriminate use of toxic pesticides. The Environmental Protection Agency must act now and do its job to protect these critical species. Join Moby and CFS in taking action to save the bees!
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!
What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They’ve both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy. Coca-Cola has been funneling money gained from the sales of organic and non-GMO products like Honest Kids and Odwalla into the “no” campaigns to keep you eating and drinking in the dark.
Tell Coca-Cola to stop funding efforts to block the labeling of genetically engineered foods
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!
Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) have just introduced H.R. 2692, the Save America's Pollinators Act, calling for the suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides that are killing bees. In June, 50,000 bumblebees were killed in a parking lot in Oregon by these very chemicals.
Tell your Representative to support the Saving America's Pollinators Act and protect our bees!