Radio Interview: Bees in Skagit

Speak Up! Speak Out! Radio on KSVR  co-host Jodie Buller talks with educator, new Skagit Food Co-op Board member,  beekeeper and micro-pollination provider Bruce Vilders about how bees and hives work,  the impact of Colony Collapse Disorder on commercial beekeeping and the importance of backyard beekeeping and pollination to our food supply.

Listen to our interview!

Give the bees some love and stay away from neonicatinoids in your pesticides and herbicides – or go organic – Please! Dem bees – dem bees,  we need dem bees…

Here are some links to books and resources that Bruce mentions during the interview:

Grow Northwest Article on BV’s Bees
Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston
Fruitless Fall by Rowan Jacobsen

Yes on 522 Radio Interview

People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – Aired on KSVR June 18, 2013

Speak Up! Speak Out! Radio co-host Jodie Buller talks with Elizabeth Larter about I-522 – The People’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act – which gathered 350,000 ballot signatures last year, the second highest number of ballot signatures for an initiative to the legislature in Washington’s history, and will be on the ballot this November.

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GE Wheat Class Action Lawsuit update

Genetically-Engineered Wheat

June 2013
Hausfeld LLP, a global plaintiffs’ law firm dedicated to handling complex and class action litigation, has filed the first class action lawsuit against Monsanto Company over its release of unauthorized genetically engineered wheat. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday, June 6 in the Eastern District of Washington on behalf of two Eastern Washington State farms that grow soft white wheat and a class of all domestic soft white wheat farmers.

Genetically-engineered wheat was discovered on an Eastern Oregon farm in May 2013. Monsanto field tested genetically-engineered wheat resistant to the herbicide Roundup in 16 states, including Oregon, from 1998 to 2005, but the wheat was never approved for Read more GE Wheat Class Action Lawsuit update …

Alert on Farm Bill

Please Call Senators Murray and Cantwell for a

Better Farm Bill and a healthier food system!

The Farm Bill is moving fast and we need your help! Read more Alert on Farm Bill …

Tell the FDA that you support Labeling of GE Foods!

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) have sponsored new federal legislation, The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act, that would require the labeling of all GE foods; the first labeling bill to be introduced in the Senate in over a decade!

Center for Food Safety has filed a formal legal petition with FDA demanding that the agency require the labeling of GE foods and is spearheading a drive with the Just Label It Campaign to direct one million comments to the FDA in support of our petition.

Sign the petition here

Or send your comments directly to the FDA: Read more Tell the FDA that you support Labeling of GE Foods! …