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BlogNews (June 25, 2018) For years you worked with us to fight for federal GMO labeling, but the fight isn’t over yet.  In 2016, Congress passed legislation requiring the disclosure of GMOs in our food. Now, the USDA is finally developing the rule that will establish the…
advocacy, genetic engineering, GMO labeling, GMO-Free, GMOs, non-GMO, USDA
BlogNews (June 21, 2018) The family-separation policy is nothing short of “torture.” You can use your economic power to send a message to the companies involved in immigrant detention centers.

BlogNews (June 21, 2018) Are you excited about joining the Climate Victory Garden movement but not quite sure how to do it? If you have a lawn, then this comic is for you. There are so many benefits to ditching the lawn and planting a Climate Victory Garden—not only are you…
climate change, farmers, farms, local food, organic, pollinators, sustainable agriculture, sustainability, Climate Victory Garden
BlogNews (June 11, 2018) On World Day Against Child Labor, use your voice to get child labor out of your chocolate.
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa
BlogNews (June 3, 2018) Is contamination of recycling killing the industry? Tips for what you can do to make sure recycling thrives.
recycled, waste, recycled products, green living, sustainability, recycling
BlogNews (April 26, 2018) Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Since then, Green America members have asked if they should continue to shop at Whole Foods.
Whole Foods
BlogNews (April 19, 2018) If you read the announcements from cocoa and chocolate companies, you might think that child labor, farmer poverty, and environmental degradation in cocoa producing countries are being swiftly addressed.  The reality on the ground is very different…
chocolate, chocolate/cocoa, fair trade
BlogNews (March 29, 2018)   DanoneWave to Advance Soil Health Green America’s Center for Sustainability Solutions has been collaborating with DanoneWave (maker of dairy and plant-based products, coffee creamers, and beverages) to implement sustainable agriculture practices…

BlogNews (March 15, 2018) Now more than ever we need to take advantage of every positive economic action we can to build an economy and society that works for people and the planet. If you own company stock directly, be sure to add “proxy power” to your action list. Yes –…
voting
BlogNews (March 8, 2018) There are many ways to pressure companies to improve their conduct. One important strategy to defend is the shareholder resolution process.   Every year concerned shareholders file resolutions on issues of concern related to important corporate…
finance, vote with your dollar, shareholder activism
BlogNews (March 6, 2018) Many agricultural practices are site-specific, but composting is one fundamental element of organic and regenerative agriculture that can be adopted by anyone growing and/or eating food. Composting.
composting, regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (February 27, 2018) In agriculture, there is major potential for cover cropping and crop rotation to provide beneficial outcomes for the climate and beyond.
crop rotation
BlogNews (February 22, 2018) As people understand that decreasing meat consumption is good for the climate, there is simultaneously growing interest in plant-based diets and in plant-based or vegan investing.  
plant-based investing
BlogNews (February 20, 2018) Methods of Regenerative Agriculture #2: Zero or Low Tillage & Mulching
regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (February 13, 2018) Victory! University of Maryland Begins Using Recycled Paper

BlogNews (February 12, 2018) In agriculture, there is major potential for perennial plants and diverse crops to provide beneficial outcomes both for the climate and beyond. 
perennial plants
BlogNews (February 6, 2018) These companies hold a special place in American culture, but they have big issues to resolve.
GMOs, fair labor, labor
BlogNews (February 5, 2018) When businesses deny fair trade standards, cocoa farmers lead difficult lives. Even when the market is strong and conditions are good, they face challenging and climate-changing harvest seasons. Cocoa prices are low, and there is an estimated 400,…
fair trade chocolate
BlogNews (January 2, 2018) By joining the regenerative agriculture movement this year, you can improve your health in tandem with the earth! Here are some specific, attainable regenerative agriculture-focused goals for the new year. Choose one and take the first step to a healthier
regenerative agriculture
BlogNews (December 7, 2017) Climate change is not a purely environmental issue, and neither is the fight for a sustainable food system. Diversity and environmental justice play a major role in navigating the future of these intertwined issues.   Climate change is having…
climate, diversity, environmental justice, farms, farmers, climate change, organic, social justice, sustainable agriculture