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[Video] The Buzz on Bees

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DSODl2vjoQ[/embed] by Alex Mauthe, Food Campaigns Intern Honey bees are a vital component of our food system because they pollinate many of the crops that humans consume. Over 100 vital crops in our food system are pollinated entirely or in part by bees. Some of these crops include: potatoes, broccoli, cotton, apples, beans,...

Are RXBAR’s as “clean” as they claim to be?

It is great to see more clean products popping up on grocery store shelves. But many companies are making bold claims and not necessarily backing them up. A popular new protein bar, RXBAR, markets itself based on its bold claim that its product is clean....

Packing a Non-GMO Lunchbox

It is back-to-school time! As the summer comes to an end, it is time to start thinking about what you are going to fill your kid’s lunch box with. Some of the most popular lunchtime snacks and foods have GMOs hidden in them. Other brands...

Update: Tell the USDA GMO Labeling Belongs on Package

The USDA has extended the comment period deadline to August 25, 2017. Submit your comments now!  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)...

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...