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March 25, 2016 | Blog Post

Fixing Our Broken Food System

Our inefficient, chemical-laden system of food production is costing us not only a healthy environment, but also healthy years of our lives.

October 15, 2015 | Feature

Harvesting Change

Speaking from the fields and in Washington, D.C., farmworkers brought their stories directly to policy makers. Their goal: to connect policy set in our nation's capital with the reality of life on the frontlines of our nation's agriculture system.

September 1, 2015 | Blog Post

Ben & Jerry’s Joins Fight for GMO Food Labeling

Ben & Jerry’s joins other Vermont businesses and consumer groups in defending Vermont’s new labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods against a federal court challenge brought by the food industry.

April 2, 2015 | Blog Post

Strengthen Protections for Those Who Help Grow Our Food

We live in one of the richest nations on earth, but nearly 3 million agricultural workers who cultivate and harvest our food lack the basic protections they need to keep themselves and their families safe from harmful pesticides.

March 27, 2015 | Feature

Engineering An Environmental Disaster

Our supermarkets are awash in genetically modified foods. Biotech companies have dominated dinner tables with crops modified to survive lethal doses of herbicides, resulting in increased herbicide use, a surge in herbicide-resistant weeds, and the contamination of organic and conventional crops.

March 9, 2015 | Blog Post

Washington State’s Numbers Game

The state’s funny math on water quality standards adds up to toxic waterways, mercury-laden fish and weakened cancer risk protections.

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