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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.

Stand up for the Dietary Guidelines and counter Big Food's lobby machine

For the first time, the USDA and Department of Health and Human Services are considering factoring environmental impacts in their dietary guidelines. This means the government could recommend food that is good for both our health and our environment's. But major food corporations with millions at stake are fighting this, so we need your help.

Take action: Speak out in favor of protecting our health and our planet.

Thank President Obama for protecting the Arctic

On January 25, the Obama administration announced a plan to protect Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by classifying millions of acres as wilderness. This classification will shield the vulnerable area from oil and gas drilling.

Take action: Let the president know he's making the right choice putting the environment over Big Oil's profits

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 President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline

The president has already taken the right step in vetoing the bill forcing approval of the tar sands pipeline, but now he needs to make the right choice and reject the project outright. If the president is to take serious action on climate change, it must start with stopping projects that would fuel more fossil fuel extractions and emissions.

Take action: Raise your voice against the Keystone XL pipeline.

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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