"Oh, are you happy you voted for me"

"Oh, are you happy you voted for me"

Trump throws weight behind GMOs and then tells farmers "Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege."

Trump administration plan would widely expand drilling in U.S. continental waters

Trump Disbands Climate-Science Advis

Trump Disbands Climate-Science Advis

Scientific American - U.S. Government Disbands Climate-Science Advisory Committee. Panel sought to help businesses and state and local governments prepare for effects of warming.

Trump nominee Sam Clovis: 'As far as

Trump nominee Sam Clovis: 'As far as

CNN - Trump nominee Sam Clovis: 'As far as we know' homosexuality's a choice, 'logical' LGBT protections could lead to legalization of pedophilia

Trump infrastructure push rolls back

Trump infrastructure push rolls back

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday rolled back rules regarding environmental reviews and restrictions on government-funded building projects in flood-prone areas as part of his proposal to spend $1 trillion to fix aging U.S. infrastructure.

Stephen Bannon Is Out

Stephen Bannon Is Out

New York Times - Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday.

EPA WELCOMED INDUSTRY FEEDBACK BEFOR

EPA WELCOMED INDUSTRY FEEDBACK BEFOR

The Intercept - EPA WELCOMED INDUSTRY FEEDBACK BEFORE REVERSING PESTICIDE BAN, IGNORING HEALTH CONCERNS

Saturday was Donald Trump's worst da

Saturday was Donald Trump's worst da

Saturday was Donald Trump's worst day as president. And Monday didn't help.

Trump's DOJ Picks Food Fight With NY

Trump's DOJ Picks Food Fight With NY

Trump's DOJ Picks Food Fight With NYC Over Calorie-Display Law

6 Trump Administration Climate Claim

6 Trump Administration Climate Claim

6 Trump Administration Climate Claims Exposed As Total Nonsense By Federal Report There’s actually no “tremendous disagreement” among federal climate scientists that humans are to blame for accelerated global warming.

60 Percent Drop in Fines Shows Corpo

60 Percent Drop in Fines Shows Corpo

60 Percent Drop in Fines Shows Corporate Polluters Have Little to Fear From Trump "President Trump campaigned on a promise of 'law and order,' but apparently law enforcement for big polluters is not what he had in mind."

Emails: USDA employees suggest remov

Emails: USDA employees suggest remov

An email obtained by CNN advised Natural Resources Conservation Service employees to avoid the term "Climate Change" and to instead use "Weather Extremes." Instead of "Climate Change Adaptation," the recommended terms include "Resilience to Weather Extremes." Rather than "reducing greenhouse gases," the emails suggest: "Build Soil Organic Matter, increase nutrient use efficiency."

Trump tries to erase climate change

Trump tries to erase climate change

The Trump administration wants to bury mention of climate change not because doing so will make it easier to talk about the problem with farmers, but because the administration has decided that the problem is simply not a priority.

Feinstein: Trump immigration plan ba

Feinstein: Trump immigration plan ba

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is warning that an immigration plan backed by President Trump would be bad for agriculture.

Senate Democrats take on Trump

Senate Democrats take on Trump

Senate Democrats take on Trump, introduce bill to ban pesticide linked to brain damage. Farmworkers and children are most at risk.

Trump just nominated a climate chang

Trump just nominated a climate chang

President Trump on Wednesday nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who has challenged the scientific consensus that human activity has been the primary driver of climate change, to serve in the Agriculture Department’s top scientific post.

The Trump Administration’s False Pro

The Trump Administration’s False Pro

According to a recent article, the Trump Administration intends to increase pressure on Europe and China to accept food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). An Administration task force has been set up to advance these goals, despite a history of European resistance and caution in China.

Trump’s First 100 Days of Cozying Up

Trump’s First 100 Days of Cozying Up

Center for Food Safety - As of April 29th, Donald Trump has held the office of president for 100 days. It is ironically fitting that his 100th day in office coincided with the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. and sister marches around the world. Many of the Trump administration’s actions so far indicate that the next four years are going to be a long row to hoe for those of us at the frontlines of protecting our food, farms, and environment

What Trump has done for, and to, the

What Trump has done for, and to, the

Yahoo News - During his first 100 days in office, the brash and unpredictable president has been following through on his campaign promises to bolster the oil, coal and natural gas industries and reverse the eco-friendly policies of his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump f

One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump f

Scientific American - One Big Legal Obstacle Keeps Trump from Undoing Greenhouse Gas Regulation. The Supreme Court backed a federal rule that CO2 emissions endanger health, and the White House is having trouble working around it

Perdue is Confirmed

Perdue is Confirmed

CFS Press Release - Perdue has strong ties to and long-time investment in corporate agribusiness, and has been responsible for the massive expansion of factory-farm poultry operations in his home state. Perdue accepted over $950,000 in campaign contributions from Monsanto and other food and agribusinesses during his political career in Georgia. His confirmation hearing was delayed by nearly two months, in part because of a lengthy inquiry into 13 ethics complaints against Perdue dating from his

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk s

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk s

AP - Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump's Cabinet agencies.

Perdue’s nomination for ag secretary

Perdue’s nomination for ag secretary

Food Safety News - The Senate agriculture committee approved former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as the 31st secretary of agriculture Thursday, sending President Trump’s nominee to the Senate floor for confirmation.

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pes

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pes

LA Times - Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids

Trump takes hammer to climate plans

Trump takes hammer to climate plans

USA Today - President Trump signed an executive order on American energy independence executive order Tuesday, rolling back the Obama administration's aggressive attempts to reduce carbon emission through the Clean Power Plan rule.

Farm Conservation Funding on the Cho

Farm Conservation Funding on the Cho

Civil Eats - Farm Conservation Funding on the Chopping Block.

Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System

Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System

Civil Eats - Trump’s Budget Would Set Food System Progress Back Generations. A “mean-spirited” budget proposal would cut key programs supporting farmworkers, ag communities, fresh-food access for low-income Americans, and pesticide safety.

Trump’s Agriculture Pick Has Some Se

Trump’s Agriculture Pick Has Some Se

Huffington Post - Donald Trump’s Agriculture Pick Has Some Serious Ethics Issues, Too USDA secretary nominee Sonny Perdue’s record is raising concerns, but probably won’t stall his confirmation.

Even deeper cuts for EPA

Even deeper cuts for EPA

AXIOS - The Trump Administration, in fact, is now discussing making even deeper cuts to the EPA, according to a source privy to the White House's internal deliberations. Senior Trump officials consider the EPA the leading edge of the administration's plans to deconstruct the administrative state.

Trump Wants To Dismantle The Clean W

Trump Wants To Dismantle The Clean W

Huffington Post - Trump Wants To Dismantle The Clean Water Rule. Here’s What’s At Stake. The drinking water of 117 million people, many threatened species and industries from farming to manufacturing could be at risk.

Tillerson Used ‘Alias’ Email for Cli

Tillerson Used ‘Alias’ Email for Cli

Bloomberg - New York says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an email alias to discuss climate change while he was Exxon Mobil Corp.’s chief executive: Wayne Tracker.

E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View o

E.P.A. Chief Doubts Consensus View o

New York Times - Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change.

Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Co

Trump’s Climate Views: Combative, Co

New York Times - Wind turbines are clearly one of Mr. Trump’s favorite things to hate. This tweet is typical of more than 100 from Mr. Trump attacking wind farms as hideous bird slaughterers; he has claimed they kill more than a million birds a year. He also fought efforts in Scotland to build a “really ugly wind farm” offshore from the Trump International Golf Links Scotland resort in Aberdeen.

Trump selects Scott Gottlieb as FDA

Trump selects Scott Gottlieb as FDA

CNN - President Donald Trump plans to nominate Scott Gottlieb, a conservative physician with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry, as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, a White House official said Friday.

These creatures faced extinction

These creatures faced extinction

Washington Post - These creatures faced extinction. The Endangered Species Act saved them.

Dem worries Trump will interfere in

Dem worries Trump will interfere in

The Hill - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) voiced her concerns over any interference by the president in the government's review of the pending $66 billion merger between the agrochemical company, Monsanto, and the pharmaceutical giant, Bayer.

Trump Wants To Skewer Food Programs

Trump Wants To Skewer Food Programs

BuzzFeed - President Trump Wants To Skewer Food Programs. Here’s What That Means For Everyday Americans Billions in proposed cuts to the Department of Agriculture would slash or eliminate several key food and nutrition services, and potentially jeopardize food safety.

Ethics Questions Dogged Agriculture

Ethics Questions Dogged Agriculture

New York Times - Ethics Questions Dogged Agriculture Nominee as Georgia Governor. In Sonny Perdue’s telling, Georgians were growing weary of the corruption and scandals in their state when he took over as governor in 2003 — a time when he gave his own version of a “drain the swamp” pledge.

Waters of the U.S. Rollback Signals

Waters of the U.S. Rollback Signals

Civil Eats - Waters of the U.S. Rollback Signals Livestock Industry’s Bullish Approach Under Trump. The recent executive order is just one example of the livestock industry's ongoing attack on “burdensome regulations.”

Trump to propose 24 percent cut in E

Trump to propose 24 percent cut in E

The Hill - The Trump administration plans to propose a one-forth cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, a plan that would end up laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staffers, according to reports.

VICTORY: Puzder withdraws

VICTORY: Puzder withdraws

New York Times - Andrew Puzder Withdraws From Consideration as Labor Secretary.

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food

Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food

Gizmodo - Leaked Audio: Trump Cares About Food Safety But Only If the Food Is Foreign

Trump Plans to Begin E.P.A. Rollback

Trump Plans to Begin E.P.A. Rollback

New York Times - Trump Plans to Begin E.P.A. Rollback With Order on Clean Water

"We Will Never Stop"

"We Will Never Stop"

"We Will Never Stop": An EPA Employee Blasts the Trump Administration “What type of nation are we?"

Iowa farmers to appeal after losing

Iowa farmers to appeal after losing

AgriPulse - Iowa farmers to appeal after losing Dakota Access pipeline challenge.

EXPERTS WARN TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION CRA

EXPERTS WARN TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION CRA

Vanity Fair - EXPERTS WARN TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN COULD DESTROY THE U.S. AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY.

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

Modern Farmer - At least half of all farmworkers in the United States are undocumented Mexican immigrants. And “documentation” often dictates inclusion in a guest-worker program that’s been compared to slavery. Americans avoid these jobs, yet elected a president who promised mass deportation. There’s a crisis brewing in our fields, and it’s about to get much, much worse.

Five Food and Agriculture Rules Caug

Five Food and Agriculture Rules Caug

EcoCentric - Five Food and Agriculture Rules Caught Up in Trump's Regulatory Freeze

Trump wants to roll back Obama’s Cle

Trump wants to roll back Obama’s Cle

Vox.com - Trump wants to roll back Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Here’s how he’ll do it.

With this Congress, the Endangered S

With this Congress, the Endangered S

LA Times - With this Congress, the Endangered Species Act itself might be endangered. Elections have consequences, as the saying goes, and here’s another one arising from conservative Republicans taking complete control of the federal government: The Endangered Species Act, which played a significant role in saving the bald eagle and the California condor from extinction, is now itself endangered.

OK AG Releases Pruitt Emails

OK AG Releases Pruitt Emails

Center for Media and Democracy - As a result of an Open Records Act request and lawsuit filed by the Center for Media and Democracy, on Tuesday night the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office released a batch of more than 7,500 pages of emails and other records it withheld prior to Scott Pruitt’s nomination as EPA Administrator last Friday.

Why It Matters What Trump Eats

Why It Matters What Trump Eats

Huffington Post - Why It Matters What President Trump Eats Nutrition experts are glad the Trumps will keep the White House garden, but they fear food policy will wither under the meat-and-potatoes president.

New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails r

New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails r

The Guardian - New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails reveal close ties with fossil fuel interests. Documents suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group’s guidance on challenging environmental regulations, and put letterhead to oil firm complaints more than once.

Imported Foods Sicken Lots of People

Imported Foods Sicken Lots of People

Mother Jones - Imported Foods Sicken Lots of People. Trump Is Unlikely to Fix That.

Recess of Resistance

Recess of Resistance

CFS Blog - Recess of Resistance: Town Hall Toolkit & Trump Watch. This week is the first congressional recess of Donald Trump’s presidency, and for many, it will be the first opportunity to speak directly with your members of Congress. During the recess, members of Congress will be working in their home districts, and many of them are holding town hall meetings, events, and open office hours.

We Know What The Country Looks Like

We Know What The Country Looks Like

Huffington Post - We Know What The Country Looks Like Without The EPA: Filthy

Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt t

Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt t

CFS - Climate Change Denier Scott Pruitt to Head EPA Despite Major Public Opposition. Today amid controversy and public outcry the Senate voted to confirm vocal climate change denier Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt sued the EPA several times to stop vital protections for public health and the environment.

Pruitt's EPA will lead to more toxic

Pruitt's EPA will lead to more toxic

The Hill - Pruitt's EPA will lead to more toxic chemicals in our food and farms. Even if Scott Pruitt hadn't been confirmed this week as the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) administrator, Republicans are already easing the restrictions on coal mining and rolling back regulations intended to keep our streams pristine and healthy.

Trump undertakes most ambitious regu

Trump undertakes most ambitious regu

Washington Post - Trump undertakes most ambitious regulatory rollback since Reagan. President Trump has embarked on the most aggressive campaign against government regulation in a generation, joining with Republican lawmakers to roll back rules already on the books and limit the ability of federal regulators to impose new ones.

The Restaurant Industry Prepares for

The Restaurant Industry Prepares for

Civil Eats - The Restaurant Industry Prepares for the Trump Era.

Trump signs transparency rule repeal

Trump signs transparency rule repeal

Huffington Post - Trump signs repeal of transparency rule for oil companies. President Trump signed legislation Tuesday to repeal a controversial regulation that would have required energy companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments.

5 possible futures for the EPA

5 possible futures for the EPA

Vox.com - 5 possible futures for the EPA under Trump. Donald Trump has long talked about reining in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is in charge of enforcing federal laws on air and water pollution. It’s a top priority for his supporters in the fossil-fuel industry.

"Dark Forces" Are Coming for Your Or

"Dark Forces" Are Coming for Your Or

Mother Jones - "Dark Forces" Are Coming for Your Organic Food. So says the former Obama USDA appointee who helped create national organic standards.

Now Trump's Going After bees

Now Trump's Going After bees

Mother Jones - The administration just delayed endangered status for a bumblebee species that's on the brink of extinction.

Fast-Food Workers Are Protesting

Fast-Food Workers Are Protesting

The Nation -  Fast-Food Workers Are Protesting Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

Trump orders 2-for-1 on regs

Trump orders 2-for-1 on regs

New York Times - On Monday, Mr. Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to scrap two regulations for every one they institute on small businesses. In its first week, his administration suspended 30 environmental regulations issued under President Barack Obama. And Myron Ebell, who oversaw the agency’s transition team, suggested recently that the E.P.A.’s staff may soon be reduced by as much as two-thirds.

Pruitt Abandoned Environmental Prote

Pruitt Abandoned Environmental Prote

Inside Climate News - EPA Pick Pruitt Abandoned Environmental Protections in Oklahoma, Lawyers Say. Legal experts say Scott Pruitt did not pursue enforcement of environmental laws in favor of industries that were also among his biggest political donors.

Food policy under Trump

Food policy under Trump

Civil Eats - Like most things, food policy in our country is in flux. President Trump hasn’t said much about the topic directly, but he has taken a private meeting with executives from Bayer and Monsanto, whose pending merger would reshape the global agrochemical and seed industry.

Sonny Perdue: USDA

Sonny Perdue: USDA

The Hill (Opinion) - Sonny Perdue won't offer much promise for the future of our food system

Trump delays bee listing

Trump delays bee listing

The Verge - Federal protections for the first bee species to be listed as “endangered” in the continental US have been blocked, one day before they were due to go into effect.

Women’s March on Washington

Women’s March on Washington

CFS Blog - For the Farmers: Women’s March on Washington

Trump’s Hiring Freeze

Trump’s Hiring Freeze

Huffington Post - The president’s early actions have created uncertainty for the country’s scientists, and could be standing in the way of important research.

Trump targets "food police"

Trump targets "food police"

Salon - Trump targets “the FDA Food Police,” calls for elimination of food-safety regulations in new tax plan

How Sonny is Our Future?

How Sonny is Our Future?

CFS - How Sonny is the Future of Our Food and Environment?

Public Interest in Exile

Public Interest in Exile

CFS Blog - As Trump Takes Office, the Public Interest Is in Danger of Being Exiled

Trump’s EPA Pick

Trump’s EPA Pick

The Atlantic - Trump’s EPA Pick Is Skeptical of More Than Just Climate Change. As Oklahoma attorney general, Scott Pruitt sued the federal government to prevent rules about air and water pollution from taking effect.

Can Sessions be trusted?

Can Sessions be trusted?

CFS - Consumer and Environmental Groups Praise Klobuchar, Question if Sessions Can be Trusted on Antitrust Enforcement

Trump + Monsanto + Bayer

Trump + Monsanto + Bayer

Mother Jones - Trump Is Ready to Bless Monsanto and Bayer's Massive Merger

Trump’s EPA

Trump’s EPA

Civil Eats - As Trump’s EPA Takes Shape, Here’s Your Pesticide Cheat Sheet