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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.
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).