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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.

Tell the USDA: Protect our food system, not Monsanto's profits

The USDA is considering approving Monsanto’s new genetically engineered cotton and soybeans that are resistant to the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate. Dicamba and glufosinate have been linked to adverse human health impacts such as reproductive and developmental harm, kidney damage, lung and colon cancer and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These herbicides poison our soil and water and are toxic to birds, fish and other essential organisms in our environment.

Take action: Submit a comment telling the USDA to protect our health and food supply by rejecting Monsanto’s new GMO crops.

Save bees from even more neonicotinoid pesticides

Syngenta is petitioning the EPA to allow even more toxic, bee-killing pesticides to be used on crops. A growing body of scientific evidence points to neonicotinoid pesticides, many of which are produced by Syngenta, as a leading driver in global bee declines. But Syngenta is putting its profits ahead of the bees. It’s fighting for an increase in the use of one neonic, thiamethoxam, on several crops -- in one case, by 400 times more than what is currently allowed.

Take action: Call on the EPA to protect bees, not Syngenta's profits.

Tell the NRC to fix reactor safety standards now

Three years after the catastrophe at Fukushime began, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still bowing to industry pressure by not requiring new safety measures at U.S. reactors. We’re working with our allies to demand a halt to all reactor licensing and license renewals until the NRC integrates new safety information into their regulations.

Take action: Tell the NRC to accept our petition to incorporate new safety data into reactor licensing regulations.

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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