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We seek to create a system that benefits everyone. Whether we're stopping destructive corporate boondoggles or pushing for stronger government pollution standards, we aim to make it possible for all people to enjoy the planet's bounty. Our work focuses on the economic drivers of environmental degradation -- from government subsidies and permits to societal issues like the externalized costs of pollution -- to limit and eventually end the destruction of the planet.

Our current campaigns have us leading the charge to stop genetically engineered foods from finding their way onto our plates, pressuring the federal government to prioritize people instead of polluters, and working to protect bees and other pollinators essential to our food system.

Darden and Olive Garden: Offer greener menu choices that are better for our health, the planet and workers

Darden Restaurants owns and operates more than 1,500 restaurants -- including Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Yard House, Seasons 52, and The Capital Grille. Through these restaurants, Darden employs more than 150,000 people and serves more than 320 million meals a year, and is the #1 casual-dining operator in terms of revenue. As a leading food provider, Darden has a responsibility to pay its workers fair wages and use its considerable purchasing power to support a healthier, fairer and more sustainable food system.

Take Action: Tell Olive Garden to make its food healthier, sustainable and fair.

Save bees from Bayer's neonicotinoid pesticides

Bayer is the leading manufacturers of neonicotinoids, and has contributed to countless bee deaths across the globe. Bees and other pollinators are essential to our food system, so we need to speak out and call on Bayer to do the right thing and stop putting their profits over our food system.

Take action: Tell the CEO of Bayer to stop making bee-killing pesticides.

Tell Costco to join the Campaign for GE-Free Seafood

The data is in: Americans do not want genetically engineered seafood to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and they would rather abstain from eating it if GMO fish are approved. Major grocery chains such as Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's representing more than 4,400 grocery stores across the country have already committed to not sell GMO seafood. Costco has yet to join its peers and take the pledge against selling GMO salmon and other GMO fish.

Take action: Insist that Costco keep genetically engineered seafood out of their grocery stores.

Tell Dreyer’s, Edy’s, and Baskin Robbins: No extreme genetic engineering in our ice cream!

A new, genetically engineered form of vanilla called "synbio vanilla" is about to make the transition from the laboratory to your grocery stores without a label. This product, created through an extreme method of synthetic biology, will masquerade as "natural" when used in products such as ice cream and birthday cake. Allowing this virtually unregulated new product to enter the market sets a dangerous precedent for genetically modified foods.

Take action: Ask major ice cream producers to pledge not to use synbio vanilla.

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