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August 9th, 2016
Celebrating Local and Sustainable Food Systems During National Farmers Market Week
CFS attorney Amy van Saun shared these photos from her local farmers market in Portland, OR. The Woodstock market started in 2010.
August 5th, 2016
Senate Misses the Mark on the Organic Animal Welfare Rule
How a small group of senators kowtow to corporate egg interests Consumers of organic animal products expect livestock farmers to provide living conditions that promote the welfare of their animals.
August 4th, 2016
Why the GMO 'Labeling' Bill That Obama Just Signed Into Law Is a Sham—and a National Embarrassment
It is known as the DARK Act. D-A-R-K standing for Denying Americans the Right to Know. It was signed by President Obama last Friday in the afterglow of the Democratic National Convention, without fanfare or major media coverage.
June 27th, 2016
The Tour is Over But the Fight to Keep the Hives Alive Continues
Keep the Hives Alive Tour from Jason Davidson on Vimeo . The Keep the Hives Alive tour may have ended, but the national movement to secure stronger protections for bees has never been more robust.
June 16th, 2016
History in the Making: A Fight for a Food Sovereign Hawai‘i
I’ve been at a loss for words to describe the experience of yesterday's court proceedings - all of the work that went into that day - from community organizing, to political prowess, to tireless legal research and writing, culminating.
June 9th, 2016
Bayer + Monsanto: A Poisonous Combination
When we think about seeds, the images we most often conjure are simple, comforting and tangible – planting vegetable and flower gardens in the spring, spitting watermelon seeds on a hot summer day, toasting pumpkin seeds after carving jack.
June 8th, 2016
On World Ocean’s Day, CFS is Swimming Against the Current to Keep Salmon and our Waters Safe
Today, June 8th, is international World Oceans Day – a day set aside to celebrate the essential beauty and grave importance of the salty waters that bring life to our planet.
June 6th, 2016
Keep the Hives Alive! National Tour Demands Pollinator Protection
Ten years have passed since the term “colony collapse disorder” was first coined for the“mysterious” disappearance of honey bee hives reported by beekeepers all across the country.
May 31st, 2016
The U.S. needs to get with the program and cut unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture
It’s no secret that the unnecessary over-use of antibiotics in industrial farming is a threat to the health of people, animals and the environment.
May 27th, 2016
Organic is Clearly Better When it Comes to Reducing Toxic, Synthetic Pesticides
Many people today are concerned about how the products they buy have been produced, seeking those that align with their values and considerations of the environment, social justice, or their personal health.
May 27th, 2016
Remembering Rachel Carson: A Fight Against a New “Silent Spring”
On her birthday, it is fitting that all of us take a moment to commemorate the work, spirit and passion of Rachel Carson, who is so aptly called “the mother of the environment movement.
May 26th, 2016
Senator Stabenow’s “Smart” Labels Would Hit Her Hometown Residents Hard
With the worst broadband coverage in the country, Detroit residents would be left in the dark when it comes to product ingredients A handful of multinational agribusiness and food companies have spent over $100 million over the past three years .
May 23rd, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Finds Genetically Engineered Crops Not the Solution to World Hunger
New Report Downplays Harms of Herbicide-Resistant GE Crops A new report released this week by The National Academy of Science (NAS) – Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects – provides some useful perspectiv.
May 20th, 2016
Demanding Federal Protection for Monarchs on Endangered Species Day
Today is Endangered Species Day – a day when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and other government agencies “recognize the national conservation effort to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats.
May 5th, 2016
This Mother’s Day, Celebrate Your Mother and Mother Earth with Pollinator-Friendly Plants
Every May, adults and children alike are tasked with a daunting mission—to somehow thank our mothers for everything they’ve done for us over the years.
April 25th, 2016
The “Organic” Process Behind the Label
Allowing everyone to have a say in what it means for food to be organic You may know that foods carrying the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Organic label are produced in a way that works with natural systems, promotes l.