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The Clear Case for Conservation

Friday, October 25, 2013

With the Farm Bill conference set to begin, EWG sent a letter to conferees seeking a farm bill that strengthens environmental protections and makes real reform to our broken crop insurance program.

Read the full letter here.

To demonstrate the need for conservation compliance, EWG created an interactive map to plot the 398,000 acres of grasslands, forests and other lands were cleared and converted to cropland from 2011-2012. 

The map is one of the many reports published by EWG this year calling attention to the need for strong conservation provisions in the farm bill. 

Table Scraps:

Politico writes on the hot topics to be debated in the upcoming farm bill conference.

EWG and Just Label It delivered petitions signed by more than 125,000 consumers urging food companies to stop funding anti-GE labeling campaigns.

Tweet of the Day: @justlabelit Consumers Demand Food & Chemical Companies Stay Out of GE Labeling Fight http://bit.ly/18kZ0r5  #RightToKnow

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