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RAFI & Burt’s Bees #BringBacktheBees: March 8 – June 30

Our pollinators are in jeopardy and so are the important ecosystem services they provide. The Burt’s Bees brand has supported honeybee health since 2007, and we’ve worked to inform employees and consumers about the issues facing our pollinators. Still, many people aren’t aware of the threat to honeybees.

Bee Ready: June is National Pollinator Month

June 1st kicks off National Pollinator Month. It’s a great time to learn more about pollinators like the famed honey bee. It’s also time that we show these hard-working pollinators a little respect. After all, one mouthful in three of the foods you eat depends on pollination by honey bees, according to the USDA.

Sustainable Agriculture Wins in 2016 Federal Budget

After several budget extensions, known as a Continuing Resolution or CR, Congress has agreed on a spending bill to fund the government in 2016, avoiding another government shutdown. The big news: NO GIPSA RIDER.

A Renewed Call To Action

A new study by Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, and the USDA[1], documents major sweeping declines in US agricultural biodiversity over the last 34 years, with an overall […]

Action Alert: Stop the GE “Dark” Act

This week the US House Agriculture Committee passed HR 1599 (aka the “D.A.R.K. Act” or “Denying Americans the Right To Know Act”). If passed, the bill would effectively end the rights of states and local governments to label and regulate GE food products. Take action now!

Growing the Movement in 2015

This has been a crucial year for the fight against an agribusiness-dominated food system. Looking back over 2014, we are reminded of how many people have come together to help create the just and sustainable agricultural community that we envision. We are proud of the accomplishments that came out of our work this year, and we will continue to work together to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that support thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. 2015 will be essential in our efforts to challenge the influence of big agribusiness and sustain our growing movement for just and sustainable agriculture. This will require courage and persistence across the board, on all levels…