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Take Back Our Food

Maintaining healthy populations of honey bees and other pollinators is essential for the future of the world’s agricultural systems and for ensuring diversity in our global food supply. The health of pollinators is directly linked to food security, as pollination services are a core component of global agricultural production. Current agriculture practices, including pesticide usage, pose a major threat to the health of pollinators.

Pollinators Are Important for Our Food

One in every three bites of food we eat depends on a crop pollinated by honey bees and other pollinators. Many of our fruits, vegetables, and nuts are reliant upon pollinators for their production. In fact, without these species, 70% of plants would be unable to reproduce or provide food.

Yet, over the past decade, we have witnessed an alarming decline in honey bee and other pollinator populations around the world. These dramatic declines are wreaking havoc for beekeepers and the farmers who rely on bees for pollination. Unfortunately, our industrial agriculture system is in many ways responsible for these crippling losses.

Pollinators Are Declining Due to Pesticide Use

Pesticides pose a number of threats to the environment;

  • The increased loss of pollinators is directly linked to pesticide use, particularly the use of neonicotinoids.
  • Surrounding wildlife is oftentimes exposed to the toxic chemicals through contaminated water. Pesticides are responsible for decreasing biodiversity, impacting habitats and food sources for a number of species, including pollinators.
  • Farmworkers and farm communities are exposed to toxic chemicals. Pesticides are linked to a rise in the number of cases of cancer and birth defects among farmworkers.
  • Ultimately, pesticides end up in the water and air. This can cause major issues for neighboring farms, downstream communities, and the environment as a whole.

Miracle Whipped GMOs

Tell Darden Restaurants to Serve Healthy, Green, and Fair Food
Darden Restaurants—owner of Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, and The Capital Grille—is the #1 casual-dining operator in terms of revenue. Ask Darden to serve greener meals that are better for our health, the planet, and workers!

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Tell Congress to Reject the TTIP Trade Deal
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) governing trade between the US and European Union will further the corporate influence over the worldwide food system and increase the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticides.

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Tell Congress to Reject the TPP

Tell Congress to Reject the TPP
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) governing trade in the Pacific will negatively impact food safety, workers’ rights, and the environment. We must protect ourselves and stand up against corporate interests.

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Miracle Whipped GMOs

Tell Kraft to Remove GMOs from Miracle Whip
Most mayo contains genetically engineered (referred to as GE or GMO) ingredients. These mayos are also frequently made from factory farmed eggs. Tell Kraft to get the GMOs out of, and get humanely produced eggs into, Miracle Whip.

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Tell Sabra Hummus: Stop Mixing in the GMOs
Sabra hummus contains soybean oil and citric acid, both from likely genetically engineered crops. Sabra's parent company, PepsiCo, is one of the largest supporters of the anti-GMO labeling movement, fighting consumer’s right to know.

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Tell Starbucks:
Serve Only Organic, Non-GMO Milk

With more than 20,000 retail locations throughout the world, Starbucks is a company uniquely positioned to trigger major supply-chain shifts when it makes changes to the products in its stores. Plus, Starbucks already serves organic soymilk. Green America's GMO Inside campaign calls on Starbucks to switch to serving all-organic dairy products as well. 
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Tell Dean Foods: We Want Better Butter
Dean Foods claims that their white milk does not contain GMOs, while sourcing their dairy from cows raised on genetically modified feed. It's time to get the GMOs completely out of their supply chain.
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Non-GMO Mayo Hellmann's Offers Non-GMO Mayo Option!

Green America's GMO Inside campaign celebrates another announcement that Hellmann's is releasing a non-GMO mayonnaise dressing made with olive oil. Thanks, Green Americans, for taking action and making this possible.
Victory! Similac Infant Formula Removes GMOs Abbott Offers non-GMO Similac Infant Formula

Green America's GMO Inside campaign celebrates Abbott's announcement that it is removing genetically engineered ingredients from two of its Similac formulas. This victory is thanks to the tens of thousands of Green Americans who've taken action.
Hersheys give a kiss actions Monumental First Step! Give a Kiss to Hershey's!

Hershey's announced that as part of achieving "simpler ingredients" it will be switching to non-GMO sugar, removing artificial flavors (vanillin), and sourcing milk from cows not treated with the growth hormone rBST in its iconic Milk Chocolate Bar and Kisses by the end of 2015. This is a monumental first step from one of the leading chocolate companies and a large purchaser of sugar.
hersheys milk chocolate Hershey's Milk Chocolate and Kisses to Go Non-GMO by the End of 2015

Bowing to pressure from Green America's GMO Inside campaign, Hershey's announced it will switch to non-GMO sugar for its milk chocolate bars and Kisses.
NonGMO Cheerios General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

General Mills announced that its "original" Cheerios are now produced without genetically modified ingredients, a year after Green America launched our GMO Inside campaign targeting General Mills to get the GMOs out of Cheerios. The company said it was "able to change how we source and handle ingredients to ensure that the corn starch for original Cheerios comes only from non-GMO corn and our sugar is only non-GMO pure cane sugar."