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May 1st, 2017
Trump’s First 100 Days of Cozying Up to Big Ag
As of April 29th, Donald Trump has held the office of president for 100 days. It is ironically fitting that his 100th day in office coincided with the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. and sister marches around the world.
April 28th, 2017
Connecting the Dots on Ag and Climate Change
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of citizens will march in Washington, D.C. , and around the world, raising their voices to demand action on climate change, one of the most critical issues of our day.
April 25th, 2017
Creating a People’s Seed Movement
CFS Launches Global Seed Network to Preserve, Protect, and Grow Seed Sovereignty and Food Security The U.S. has lost 93 percent of its fruit and vegetable seed diversity in the last 80 years and, according to the U.N.
April 21st, 2017
Moooo-ve Over Big Ag: Fresh Farm Bill Ideas for 2018
During my tenure as an intern with CFS, I’ve had the opportunity to research a wide variety of issues pertaining to our food system, such as pollinator health, animal production, and genetic engineering.
April 7th, 2017
Homeland Food Security
In the United States today, hunger impacts more than 42 million Americans. This is a national disgrace caused by poverty and income inequality. In the not-too-distant future, hunger could also be the result of climate change.
April 5th, 2017
2017 Hawaii State Legislative Session Update
LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ACTION! Call your Representative now and urge them to schedule a hearing for SB 804 HD 1 in the House Committee of Finance ASAP! FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE HERE! - The 2017 legislative session is closing this month.
March 31st, 2017
Celebrating Cesar Chavez, Celebrating Farm Workers
Photo: WWE, NBC Universo As we wrap up National Farmworker Awareness Week, many of us around the country are taking today as opportunity to celebrate one of the most important voices in the farmworker rights movement – Cesar Chavez .
April 4th, 2017
Oppose the Unsafe Food Act
The so-called Regulatory Accountability Act jeopardizes critical food safety rules Food safety rules are the kinds of government regulations that offer vital protections for public health.
March 21st, 2017
Antioch loves their bees! Tracking a successful year for the BEE Protective Campaign
Colleges are abuzz with pollinator-friendly practices We are very excited that over the past year, numerous higher education institutions – including Antioch College , Villanova University , and Macalester College – have .
March 6th, 2017
Does Sonny Perdue Know Peanuts About Food Safety?
Sonny Perdue won't offer much promise for the future of our food system The two largest recalls of contaminated peanuts in U.S. history occurred in Georgia under Sonny Perdue’s watch, and are linked to at least nine deaths.
February 24th, 2017
Is the end of routine antibiotics in chicken on the horizon? If so, what’s beyond?
When advocates began pressuring the food animal industry to stop routinely dosing entire herds and flocks with antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease, the industry balked.
February 21st, 2017
Recess of Resistance: Town Hall Toolkit & Trump Watch
This week is the first congressional recess of Donald Trump’s presidency, and for many, it will be the first opportunity to speak directly with your members of Congress.
February 14th, 2017
Department of Justice: Just Say No To Monsanto and Dangerous Corporate Megamergers
As we have already seen, it’s not likely that we can depend on President Trump to promote the public interest over corporate interests when the two do not align.
February 8th, 2017
From the Frontlines: Celebrating Victories in Hawai'i
I’m writing you this from the front lines of the state legislature here in Hawai‘i: another committee, another hearing, another conversation about the toxicity of pesticides and the role the state can/should/is/is not playing to .
January 19th, 2017
For the Farmers: Women’s March on Washington
On January 21, 2017 millions of people will come together in solidarity across the globe as a new administration begins. With 616 sister marches worldwide, the Women’s March on Washington is sure to be an historic event.