Major Progress on the Fight Against Genetically Engineered Crops and Bee-Toxic Pesticides

The Secular Jurist

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By Tanya (a Secular Jurist author; author of Illuminate By Tanya blog; an author of League Of Bloggers blog)

I just received an email from an organization called Center for Food Safety with some good news (and the usual donation request!):

A few weeks ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that no more genetically engineered (GE) crops or bee-toxic pesticides (known as “neonics”) will be used in National Wildlife Refuges across the country, over 150 million acres of federal land.

The significance of this decision can’t be overstated: FWS is the first federal agency to restrict the use of GE crops and neonicotinoids in farming in the U.S.

This is a long overdue step towards preserving our native ecosystems and their plants, bees, birds, aquatic animals, and other wildlife from the harmful effects of GE crops and pesticide use. And they show that our…

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