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October 16th, 2016
5 Actions You Can Take To Celebrate World Food Day
By: Courtney Sexton, Media & Communications Manager

Wendell Berry once said “the Earth is what we all have in common.” It is one of my favorite quotes to return to when I’m getting down and out about the unrest in the world, and particularly, as of late, the extreme socio-political divisions here in the U.S. that have put many of us at odds with our neighbors…

March 10th, 2016
Calling on USDA to #LetScientistsSpeak
By Larissa Walker, Pollinator Program Director

Today, Center for Food Safety and allied organizations delivered signatures from more than 140,000 people calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop silencing its own scientists and censoring their research findings on bee-toxic pesticides…

December 2nd, 2015
Bee Thankful This Thanksgiving: Demand Big Food Stop Killing Our Pollinators
By Larissa Walker, Pollinator Program Director, Center for Food Safety

This article was originally published on EcoWatch on November 25, 2015.

Apples, cranberries, squash, sweet potatoes, beans—these are just a few Thanksgiving table favorites, all of which rely on bees for pollination.

And it’s not ju…

March 12th, 2015
New Efforts to Save the Monarch Butterfly, But Do They Go Far Enough?
By Larissa Walker, Pollinator Campaign Director, Center for Food Safety.

Originally published on Food Tank on March 7, 2015.

Do you remember learning about the monarch butterfly when you were a kid? Observing its life cycle, metamorphosis and migration? When was the last time you saw a monarch butterfly?

If it seem…

October 30th, 2013
Thank Native Bees for a Bountiful Fall Harvest
By Larissa Walker, Pollinator Campaign Director

Photo courtesy of Greg Lief

Did you know there are roughly 4,000 species of native bees in the United States? From bumblebees, to carpenter bees, to alkali bees, these creatures are critical to our food supply…

June 26th, 2013
The Buzz from National Pollinator Week
By Larissa Walker, Pollinator Campaign Director

Last week, from June 17th – 23rd, people across the country swarmed together to celebrate National Pollinator Week and raise awareness about the importance of bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.  After all, 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat depends on …