Campaign | Foods, Sustainability

No Bees, No Food

We rely on bees to pollinate our food. Yet we’re allowing the use of bee-killing pesticides to drive them toward extinction. How does that make any sense?We're calling on the EPA to ban these toxic pesticides.


Campaign | Foods, Public Health

Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 23,000 Americans die every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and warns that the widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk. We're calling on the top restaurant chains to commit to serving meat raised without anitbiotics. 

Join OSPIRG, Thrive, local farmers, and experts to take a closer look at wasteful government subsidies which benefit only the largest of agrobusinesses in America and harm our small, family farmers. At the gallery closing of "Lexicon of Sustainability," OSPIRG will be hosting an interactive panel as students, community members and experts alike come together to discuss the problem and the solutions behind agriculture subsidies.

Who: OSPIRG, Thrive, Ashland Community Members, SOU Students
What: Enjoy local wine, food, and thought provoking conversation.
When: February 28th, 2012 at 6PM
Where: The Meese Room, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

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OSPIRG Works To Combat Unhealth Food Subsidies

It makes no sense that a box of Twinkies is less expensive than a bag of carrots


As the year comes to a close, we have hit several important milestones in our campaign - run jointly with PIRGs in over 20 states - to end wasteful agricultural subsidies that line the pockets of the largest agribusinesses and go to corn syrup and other junk food ingredients.

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Food Inc Screening Nov 9th


In order to raise awareness of government subsidized food, and of the alternatives we have available to us in the local community, OSPIRG is putting together a dinner comprised entirely of local organic foods.

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Apples to Twinkies

America is facing an obesity epidemic – one that’s hitting children especially hard. Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the last three decades, with one in five kids aged 6 to 11 now obese.

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