Walmart Announces Industry-Leading Policy to Protect Pollinators From Pesticides

April 13, 2021 Friends of the Earth

The new policy seeks to help protect bees and other pollinators that are essential to one in three bites of food production. As the largest U.S. food retailer, Walmart’s commitment will help transform growing practices on thousands of farms globally that supply fresh fruits and vegetables to the retail giant’s U.S. consumers.

New Scorecard Ranks Top Food Retailers on Bee-friendly Policies

October 8, 2020 Friends of the Earth

Major U.S. food retailer, Giant Eagle, released a groundbreaking new policy making the company the only top retailer to make a clear commitment to reduce toxic pesticide use, according to a new Bee-Friendly Retailer Scorecard released today by Friends of the Earth.

Impossible Burger’s Grocery Rollout Gets Environmental Group Objection

August 30, 2019 Deena Shanker, Bloomberg

Friends of the Earth filed an objection to Impossible Foods’ grocery store plan, arguing that the faux meat maker’s “magic ingredient,” soy leghemoglobin or “heme,” has not been adequately tested for safety because only the company has done assessments.