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Tell the USDA GMO Labeling Belongs on Package

We’ve fought for years for labeling of genetically engineered (GE or GMO) food. Now, we need to push for the clear labeling of all GMOs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently considering how to implement the GMO labeling law and they need to hear...

Vanilla Almmond Fig Granola Parfait

Now that Summer is in full swing, everyone is eager to whip up a light, refreshing meal. Fresh fruits and whole grains are a great way to fill up on good nutrients and cool down with a sweet treat. This Vanilla Almond Fig Granola Parfait...

What You Need to Know About Glyphosate in Our Food System

by Austin Wilson, Environmental Health Program Manager, As You Sow Rising use of glyphosate, the world’s most heavily applied herbicide, is putting the population at risk of significant health problems, according to a report recently released by As You Sow. Glyphosate is applied frequently to the most...

Call Kroger Today: Bees Need You to Use Your Voice!

Did you sign the petition asking Kroger to start protecting pollinators? Don't stop there, follow up your signature with a call to Kroger. Use the sample script below to call Kroger at (800)576-4377 and let them know your concerns about pollinator health. Sample call script: Hi, my...

Mars Takes Puppy Steps

Recently, Mars Inc. relaunched its natural pet food line Nutro, announcing that its dry food would now be made without GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The new product line aims to have “recipes that are simple, purposeful and trustworthy, made with real, recognizable, non-GMO ingredients as...

Eco Eating – 5 Reasons Why to Go Veg!

by Jamie Landa, Food Campaigns Intern One of the most important things we can do as consumers to lessen our impact on the climate is to reduce the amount of animal products we eat. Raising animals for food produces over 51 percent of global greenhouse gas...

8 Steps to a Better Burger BBQ

What we eat has a huge impact on us and the planet. Overconsumption of factory-farmed meat is unhealthy for us and unsustainable for our planet. By replacing a typical burger with veggies or grass-fed or organic meat blended with veggies, you reduce carbon emissions, save...

Should you be skeptical of organics from overseas?

In May, the Washington Post published an article bringing to the light information regarding a large amount of imported conventional corn and soy entering the US market mislabeled as organic. The Post found that at some point during the shipping process conventional crops imported from...

Waste Not, Want GMOs Not

If you’ve ever spoken to anyone who is pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) you have probably heard the argument that we need GMOs to feed the world. The global population is growing rapidly and unless we produce a higher volume of food, even more people will...