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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...

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...

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...

You May Not Support Big Ag, But Your Tax Dollars Do

What is the Farm Bill? The Farm Bill is a comprehensive law that creates many federal policies related to agriculture and food. It is typically renewed every 5 years and covers topics like farm subsidies, conservation, and food assistance. The Farm Bill was originally created during...

What’s the Buzz on Cheerios’ Missing Bee?

If you’ve seen a box of Cheerios recently, you may have noticed a glaring white space where its mascot “Buzz” the bee usually hovers over a cereal bowl. General Mills (the parent company of Cheerios) has removed his image to raise awareness for bee decline...

Thanksgiving 2015 – guest blog post by Alana Lea

Let me begin with gratitude. I am grateful that I was born in a rainforest. I am grateful to have dual Brazilian/American nationality. I am grateful to have spent the last 40 years as a landscaper, organic gardener and botanical artist. I am grateful that I...

International Year of Soils – Video Profile 5

by Carly Giddings, Food Campaigns Intern Ron Rosman is an organic farmer whose family has owned and operated Farm Sweet Farm in Harlan, Iowa for over 100 years. In this video, Rosman discusses his farm’s dedication to practicing what they preach about local food systems. He...

Ace Hardware and True Value feel the sting of bee-loving protesters (Chicago Business Journal)

[caption id="attachment_9387" align="alignnone" width="648"] Daniel Ackler Bloomberg[/caption] Originally published by the Chicago Business Journal by Lewis Lazare November 4, 2015 Swarms of concerned bee lovers descended Wednesday on the corporate headquarters of home improvement store cooperatives True Value and Ace Hardware, located in Chicago and Oak Brook, respectively. Armed with some...