Major U.S. Grocery Stores Step Up to Save the Bees, But Are They Doing Enough?

Some of the largest U.S. grocery stores are stepping up and taking action to protect bees from toxic pesticides.

Food Talk Live: Carey Gillam

Carey Gillam is an American investigative journalist and the Research Director for non-profit consumer group U.S. Right to Know, an organization working toward transparency in the food system. Gillam has recently published a new book, entitled The Monsanto Papers, which exposes corruption in one of the world’s biggest pesticide producers.

Most Americans Have Roundup in Their Bodies. Researchers Say One Week of Eating Organic Can Help.

A new study finds that just one week of organic eating can reduce pesticide levels in the body by an average of 60 percent.

Which Grocery Retailers Make the Grade on Bee-friendly Food?

A new scorecard ranks leaders and laggards on protecting pollinators from toxic pesticides in supply chains amid an “insect apocalypse.”

15 Organizations and Initiatives Helping to Save the Bees

Contributing author: Leslie Brooks More than 75 percent of the world’s food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Through their pollination, bees not only promote biodiversity, but also secure our food supply.  But one in…

We All Have the Right to Food Grown Without Toxic Pesticides

In some neighborhoods, organic produce can be inaccessible and unaffordable, but everyone has a right to food free from pesticides.

Opinion | Why Talk of Regenerative Agriculture Should Include Pesticide Reduction

Soil carbon sequestration is becoming a topic for farmers and politicians alike—but which conversations will distinguish sustainability from trend?

Food Systems Feeding the Next Superbug?

Investigating outbreaks of Candida auris in different parts of the world stirs talks about the abuse of fungicides in crops and increased resistance to drugs in humans and fungi.

Opinion | 2018 Farm Bill Watch: A Sneak Attack on the Organic Standards?

The U.S. Congress is currently writing a new version of the Farm Bill, a massive piece of legislation that will determine the future of food and agriculture for the next four years. Senator Pat Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, could use his position to undermine the power of the National Organic Standards Board. The Board is a valuable source of democratic representation in the regulatory process for agriculture across the United States.

United Nations Report Rejects Pesticide Myth

A new United Nations report has rejected the myth that pesticides are necessary in feeding the world, highlighting the catastrophic damage they have caused to people and the environment.