After a long deliberation between the Conference Committee leadership, the Farm Bill passed in both chambers of Congress this week and awaits the President’s signature. In a historic vote, the House broke the record for the most number of “yes” votes on a Farm Bill, ever. It seems as though the sweeping wins for Democrats… Read more »
Fipronil has been added to the list of pesticides banned in the EU in an attempt to halt declining bee populations. Bee colony collapse has been linked to use of a certain class of pesticides, called neonicotinoids. Head to this article in the Guardian for more on Europe’s move. We posted a few weeks ago… Read more »
Beyond Pesticides is championing a new effort to create national protection for bees and insect pollinators. The proposed bill comes after 50,000 bees died in an Oregon parking lot last month, due to application of neonicotinoid pesticides. Read their call to action, contact your congressperson, and spread the word!
On July 17th, Representatives John Conyers… Read more »
In the wake of Prop 37 there’s still plenty of GMO battles worth fighting, especially on the national level. We’re passing on this message from the Center for Food Safety. To take action, click here…
“The biotech industry has quietly inserted a dangerous policy rider into the Agriculture Appropriations bill now being considered in Congress.… Read more »
A petition has been circulating to stop riders that slipped into the 2013 House Agriculture Appropriations bill. Dubbed the Monsanto riders, they “would require – not just allow, but require – the Secretary of Agriculture to grant a temporary permit for the planting or cultivation of a genetically engineered crop, even if a federal court… Read more »
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