Blog Posts

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...

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...

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...