New GE seeds = more pesticide use

While the “Big 6” pesticide corporations were pouring millions into defeating California’s initiative to label genetically engineered (GE) food, their suite of “next generation” GE seeds continued to move quietly toward USDA approval. Herbicide-resistant seeds in the pipeline — including Dow’s 2,4-D corn and Monsanto’s dicamba soy — will drive up the use of these … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] Urge Congress to Protect SNAP

This morning, the USDA confirmed that 16.6 million children are at risk of hunger here in America. This latest release of our country’s official hunger statistics shows that 1 out of every 5 children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. Some in Congress are looking to solve our nation’s … Continue reading

The USDA Wants to Protect Us Against Organic Almonds?

The agency insists that even organic almonds be cooked, but doesn’t want consumers to know they aren’t raw or how they are cooked. Action Alert! The “pasteurization” rule was introduced in 2007 in response to a string of salmonella outbreaks linked to large almond processing plants in 2001 and 2004; thirty-three people became ill, but … Continue reading

Dow Chemical wants to spray our food with WHAT? Take Action Now

The herbicide, 2,4-D, is linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and Parkinson’s and is banned entirely in parts of Canada and Europe. And yet the USDA seems ready to approve the new GMO Corn and Soybeans, unleashing a major increase in the use of 2,4-D.1 Now, the EPA is considering stepping in to stop or restrict … Continue reading

Tell the USDA to Keep Agent Orange Corn Off Your Plate!

The first generation of biotech crops has failed. And failed badly. Now the biotech industry is stepping up the chemical arms race in an effort to make up for the failure of Monsanto’s Roundup. Excessive use of Roundup by GMO farmers has led million of acres of U.S. farmland filled with Roundup resistant superweeds. To … Continue reading