Today, October 16, is World Food Day.
Did you know that bees are essential in producing 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat? But bees have been dying at an average of 30 percent per year over the last 8 years.
Let’s save our food. Let’s save our bees.
Take action this month: (http://bit.ly/TreatsNoTricks)
Arrests and displacement rock villages in palm oil landgrab in Bengkulu, Indonesia
Conflicts in small villages in Bengkulu, Indonesia, have escalated in the latest attempts by palm oil companies to claim land belonging to Indonesian communities. Read more on our blog here.
Above: The head of a farmers’ forum points to police tape placed around an oil palm tree by palm oil company SIL to claim it as its property.
More than 60 grocery retailers across the U.S have made commitments to not sell genetically engineered salmon and other GMO seafood.
Now it’s Costco’s chance to be a true leader in sustainable seafood: say NO to GMO salmon! http://bit.ly/NoGMOSeafood
Billionaire oilmen Charles and David Koch issued a statement declaring their opposition to federal subsidies of any kind. They, however, are the recipients of some of the most egregious Big Oil giveaways on the books. Join Friends of the Earth U.S. and other progressive groups in asking the Koch brothers to lead by example and give the money back. http://bit.ly/1rCB2Tr#GiveItBack
In advance of our annual Cruise Ship Report Card, here are some facts you might want to consider before you pick a cruise vacation. And be sure to check out last year’s report card to find a more sustainable cruise option.
Blog post: Subsistence farmers and great apes on alert- the African palm oil frontier continues to grow
Growing palm oil development in West Africa is encroaching on subsistence farmers’ land and is threatening several species of already endangered primates. Read more on our blog here.