Like most countries, farming has played a critical role in the economic success and survival of the United States. Thomas Jefferson was an advocate of the farmer, and believed that the self-sufficiency derived from small, family farms was key to avoiding the inequalities surfacing in the manufacturing cities in Europe. At the time of Jefferson, more than 80% of Americans were farmers.

Family in farm with cows
Seeds with sprinkler system

Modern Agriculture

Today, the industrialization of the American agriculture system has put most family farms out of business. Regulatory agencies, government policies and farmer subsidies currently favor agricultural chemical companies and their products, giving rise to GMO and chemical-intensive monocrop megafarms.

Policy Groups


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for evaluating the potential harm from chemicals to human health, and has incorrectly stated that there is no evidence that glyphosate poses a danger of negative health effects.

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an enormous agency that oversees agricultural policy implementation, nutrition research and marketing of US agricultural products.

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The Food and Drug Administration FDA regulates food safety, and plays a role in the marketing of GMOs, glyphosate, and chemical agriculture.

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the agency of the European Union that evaluates food safety risks, and is responsible for evaluating glyphosate safety.

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Politicians & Lobbies

Many politicians are influenced by AgChem industry groups and lobbyists, and have received money in exchange for support of their products.

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Actionable Steps

Let our regulators know that you won’t stand for the continued approval of toxic chemicals on our food.

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