Dear Green American ,
This month marks Independence Day here in the US - and we're taking this as an opportunity to mark our independence from pesticide and GMO-fueled industrial agriculture.
The GMO Inside campaign to get organic milk at Starbucks is heating up just in time for summer -- and it's going to take your continued support to succeed (read more about GMO Inside's plan for change here). We have a fun month of actions planned, so mark your calendars now.
July 7: "What the Starbucks?!" Call-In Day
Help flood company phone lines and tell customer representatives that your favorite iced drink would be better if it was made with organic milk!
July 30: In-Store Comment Card Day
Visit your local Starbucks and drop one of these comment cards off with the store cashier. With every comment card that gets handed over the counter, the louder the call for organic milk will be heard.
Report Release from Friends of the Earth: Gardeners Beware 2014
In a study commissioned by Friends of the Earth and conducted by independent scientists at the Pesticide Research Institute, findings show that most "bee-friendly" garden plants sold at major retailers in the US are routinely pre-treated with bee-harming pesticides, with no warnings to consumers.
Bees are dying at alarming rates, and neonic pesticides are a key contributor to recent hive losses. Bees and other pollinators are essential for two-thirds of the food crops humans eat every day, and contribute over $20 billion dollars to the US economy. Our own food security is tied closely to the survival of bees and other pollinators - we must take swift action to protect them.
The power to practicing bee-safe pest control is in your hands. Read the full report here and learn how to get started.
Planning a blowout 4th of July picnic? Check out GMO Inside's guide to preparing a non-GMO meal. Don't fear - there's no need to skimp on the fixings with the yummy alternatives we've laid out for you! Also, make sure to check out our recipes for great salads, pizza, and sandwiches that you can bring along to your picnic.
Click here to read the full guide.
New on the GMO Inside Blog
GMO Inside's Plan for Change: What the Starbucks?!
Words from GMO Insider Tarri Markel: Why Organic Matters To Me
Katie's Non-GMO Summer Recipes: Corn & Tomato Salad
Guest Blog: Sarah Borron of Food & Water Watch Talks Antibiotics and Factory Farms
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GMO Inside is a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals that support a healthy, GMO-free food system. The GMO Inside campaign is led by Green America. To learn more about our work, visit our website or sign up for Green America's green living email newsletter.