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Toxin Free USA Sues Aldi for False Advertising of "Sustainable" Salmon Products

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2021 /CSRwire/—GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national public-interest nonprofit dedicated to consumer protection and education, filed a false advertising lawsuit against Aldi grocery stores for deceptively marketing its Atlantic Salmon products as “Simple. Sustainable. Seafood.”

GMO Free USA Campaigns to Stop Scotts' Genetically Modified Roundup-Ready Grass

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UNIONVILLE, Conn., November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — National nonprofit GMO Free USA has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s genetically modified (GM), Roundup-Ready, ProVista brand turf grass and seed. The nonprofit is calling on major retailers to pledge that they won’t sell the herbicide-tolerant GM grass.

Toxin Free USA Sues Target for Deceptive Marketing of Good & Gather Raisins

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WASHINGTON, October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ —GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national nonprofit advocating for clean food, filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Target Corporation for the deceptive labeling and marketing of Good & Gather California Raisins. Lab tests revealed that samples of Target’s Good & Gather All Natural California Raisins contained unnatural pesticides. The nonprofit discovered eleven different fungicides and insecticides present in the raisins.

Nonprofit Launches First-of-Its-Kind Database of Studies Documenting Harm from GMOs

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UNIONVILLE, Conn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national 501(c)(3), has launched GMOResearch.org, the first-of-its-kind searchable science database of studies and reports on the safety and effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and associated agrichemicals.

How to Spot Opportunities in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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by Michael Landymore, Impax Asset Management 

The food and agriculture sector is in the early stages of a far-reaching transition toward more sustainable food production and consumption. Growing environmental and resource pressures, changing consumer demands, technological innovation and ever-tightening regulatory interventions are disrupting depletive practices and unhealthy preferences. This transformation is creating fast-growing insurgent companies and changing the business models of incumbent firms, creating compelling investment opportunities for active investors.

Our Commitment to Safe Pesticide Solutions

By Cristina Alonso, Head of Regulatory Affairs Crop Protection at Bayer
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Agriculture production needs to meet the demands of a rapidly growing and increasingly more affluent population. At the same time, farmers face increasing pressures of a changing climate in which yields are not a given but something growers must work harder for every day. Let’s be clear, crop protection against weeds, insects and diseases is crucial to produce enough on less land.

The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
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by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural 

Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.

A United Effort To Eradicate Harmful Pesticides Is Underway

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As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, many groups are taking strides to improve existing conditions and safeguards.

Advocating for Honey Bee Health During Pollinator Week

By Jerry Hayes, Honey Bee Health Lead at Monsanto
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Summer comes quickly in the Midwest. Recently, the temperatures jumped into the 90s, we have had plenty of rain, my lawn is growing like crazy, blackberries in the garden are starting to turn from green to red to black, and my honey bee colonies in my backyard are foraging on all of the beautiful blooming flowers and bringing that taste of summer back to the hive.

From Friends of the Earth & the Pesticide Research Institute: New Report Highlights Strategies to Move Garden Industry in Bee-Safe Direction

Growing number of companies taking steps to protect bees
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Washington, D.C., June 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Friends of the Earth and the Pesticide Research Institute (PRI) released a new report today, Growing Bee-Friendly Garden Plants: Profiles In Innovation, which provides examples of wholesale nurseries, retailers and institutions that are responding to consumer demand to protect bees.

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