Bees are dying at alarming rates, largely thanks to neonicotinoid pesticides. Monarch butterflies are declining — which is linked to the massive increase in the use of Roundup®. And our food is being doused in chlorpyrifos, a neurotoxic pesticide that contaminates our environment and harms children’s developing brains.
We urgently need to get these toxic pesticides out of our food system. And with Trump in the White House, our best chance to do that is at the state and local level. Already, communities across the country have passed laws to restrict pesticides.
Now, some members of Congress are trying to gut all of those laws in one fell swoop. Two pieces of legislation are advancing through the House that would strip state and local governments of their authority to protect us from Big Ag. We need your help to stop them!
Tell Congress: Don’t roll back protections for bees and butterflies, the environment and consumers!
These bills are a coordinated attack on our environmental protections that Big Ag companies like Monsanto and DuPont would benefit from at the expense of sustainable farmers, the environment, and consumers. They’re trying to take away our opportunity to fight at the state and local level altogether.
This is the opposite of what Congress should be doing. Our Representatives should be helping speed up the shift to organic agriculture and stopping Trump’s attacks on our food system, not advancing even more giveaways to Big Ag.
Tell Congress: Don’t undo decades of progress protecting our food system at the state and local level!
We need a food system that allows bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to flourish. One that protects us, our kids, farmworkers, rural communities and farmers from toxic pesticides. And one that doesn’t contribute to climate chaos.
State and local governments across the country have stepped up and gotten us closer to the food system we need. We can’t let Congress undo all that progress so companies like Monsanto and DuPont can make more profits.
Tell Congress: Don’t strip state and local laws that stop Big Ag from destroying our food system!
Thank you for speaking up when it matters most.
Standing with you,
Senior Foods Campaigner,
Friends of the Earth