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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.
January 17th, 2017
As Trump Takes Office, the Public Interest Is in Danger of Being Exiled
The U.S. Constitution protects the public interest, but we all need to play a role. One of government’s primary jobs, perhaps its highest mission, is to protect and to serve the public interest .
January 11th, 2017
Stronger FDA Action Needed Now on Antibiotics
Rules Restricting Antibiotics Meant for Food Animals Are Now in Effect. They Won’t Be Enough. For most animals raised for food in the United States, life is characterized by confinement in crowded, filthy conditions .
January 5th, 2017
Burger King’s Weak Antibiotics Announcement Highlights the Need for Stronger Resolutions from Companies in the New Year
More than 125,000 people have called out 16 top restaurant chains in the U.S. for failing to act on antibiotics.
December 15th, 2016
The Big Lie: Monsanto and the New York Times
Originally published in The Huffington Post. - - Most of us have told a lie a time or two and probably a variety of them.
December 6th, 2016
EPA Should Stop Sugarcoating the Catastrophic Effects of Neonic Seed Coatings
Bee-toxic seeds are planted on nearly half of all U.S. cropland. These neonicotinoid-coated crop seeds are the largest single use of insecticides in the country and they are not regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
November 23rd, 2016
4 Things We’re Thinking about This Thanksgiving
It’s that time of year when we gather together with friends and family to share in the bounty of the season, reflect on the past year and think about how grateful we are for each other and for the gifts of the harvest.
November 16th, 2016
The Food Safety Trade-Off: Why it is So Important a Progressive Victory Stopped the TPP
New Report from CFS shows how trade agreements like TPP serve up an “unsavory dinner” Most discussion about trade agreements, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, focuses on jobs and economic indicators, but there.
November 14th, 2016
For Antibiotics Awareness Week, Misuse in Farm Animals Cannot be Overlooked
By now it’s widely acknowledged that the world is facing a crisis when it comes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. That is, after all, why the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S.
November 11th, 2016
Creating and Celebrating Farming Opportunities for Veterans
The U.S. faces a slow moving crisis in agriculture. Over the next 20 years, we will lose 700,000 farmers. The average age of the American farmer today is 58.
October 27th, 2016
Say No To Nano Tricks In Our Treats, Please!
Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for goblins and ghouls and trick-or-treating fun! What it shouldn’t mean is worrying over whether or not we’re being tricked by candy producers into buying .