Bee Girl Wants You to Love Your Bees

Bee Girl, in field with bee equipment

Sarah’s (aka the Bee Girl) fascination with bees started at a young age, thanks to a beekeeper keeping hives on her aunt’s small farm; little did she know it would turn into a deep affinity for bees and bee health. Her childhood fascination for bees has turned into a nonprofit organization dedicated to altering our perspective and interactions with bees […]

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Notes from the Hill: The Impact of Pesticides on Pollinators

Bumble bee

By Anna Meyer Yesterday Center for Food Safety hosted a congressional briefing on the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on pollinators. Neonicotinoids (neonics for short) are a class of pesticide developed from nicotine that pose numerous risks to pollinators and our environment. It is pretty likely that you have heard of this pesticide before. In recent years this class of pesticides was linked […]

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Stop “Agent Orange” Corn

corn on the cob

Here at Green America, we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our next issue of the Green American, which features a set of articles about the human health and environmental concerns around genetically modified organism (GMO) in our food supply. Among the numerous concerns we discuss in the article is Dow Chemical’s current application to plant a new type of GMO […]

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Stop GMO Apples

AppleForBlog

Did you know the USDA is currently considering approval of a genetically engineered “non-browning” apple produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Canada? If you try to avoid US-produced corn, soy, cottonseed, and canola because of GMOs, apples could be next.  The US apple industry is concerned, that if unlabeled genetically engineered apples enter the US market, consumers, both domestic and […]

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Congratulations to our Green Grants Winners

Urban Roots youth at their farm market.

Thanks to all who voted in Green America’s Green Grants contest  We’re so pleased to announce the winner of this year’s top green-grants prize: Urban Roots, in Austin, TX. Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as means to build entrepreneurial, leadership, and life skills amongst its participants. Via local hunger-relief programs, Urban Roots then distributes […]

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