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June 11th, 2013
How did a Hepatitis Virus Get into Organic Berries?
Stalled Federal Import Safety Rules Results in More Illness The latest example of how even health-conscious eaters are not immune from foodborne illness outbreaks came last week with a recall of organic frozen berries contaminated with Hepa.
June 7th, 2013
Smithfield Deal Could Leave Americans Holding the Bag
As Center for Food Safety suspected, there is nothing from Smithfield to confirm that its “ractopamine-free” claim will benefit Americans, at least those that do not hold an ownership interest in the corporation.
June 6th, 2013
Clearing up the Misperception: What does the "Monsanto Protection Act" Do?
The Act does not prevent CFS or any entity from filing a lawsuit against USDA or Monsanto. And it expires on September 30, 2013.
June 5th, 2013
Enlisting the Climate Ally Underfoot
This piece originally appeared on Food Tank 6/4/13 Click here to read this blog post in Spanish You may have heard the news that on May 9th, we crossed the scary 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide (CO2) mark, but what exactly .
June 3rd, 2013
Kudos to Connecticut on GE Food Labeling
As a Connecticut native, I’m extremely proud and excited that the state legislature is the first in the nation to pass a comprehensive bill to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.
May 31st, 2013
Senator Boxer Introduces Pollinator Protection Amendment to the Senate Farm Bill
Next week Congress comes back from recess and the Senate will resume debates on the Farm Bill.
May 30th, 2013
So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?
This blog originally appeared in the Huffington Post 5/29/13 - On the Sanders GMO Labeling Amendment Failing in Senate Last week, as it did last year, the U.S.
May 24th, 2013
Smithfield, Americans Double-Hog-Dare You: Can You Prove Your "Ractopamine-Free" Claim Goes the Distance?
Last week, pork-producer Smithfield formally announced that within only a matter of weeks, 50% of its pork production would be free of the feed additive ractopamine.
May 20th, 2013
God Did Not Write the Farm Bill
Originally posted on the Huffington Post 5/19/13 One of the most memorable ads from the last Super Bowl featured the poem by radio broadcaster Paul Harvey called " So God Made a Farmer .
May 17th, 2013
CFS Holds Congressional Briefing on GE Food Labeling Bill
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has been working hard to support the federal bills to label genetically engineered food.
May 15th, 2013
EPA Report on Bee Health Reveals Serious Flaws in Review of Pesticides, Yet Agency Refuses to Take Action
Just over a week ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a joint report intended to address the devastating losses occurring in bee colonies across the country.
May 14th, 2013
Best Public Relations Money Can Buy - A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups
Last month, the International Food Information Council Foundation released the third edition of its report: Food Biotechnology: A Communicator’s Guide to Improving Understanding.
May 12th, 2013
Mothers of Pure Food, Rebirthing a Movement
In celebration of Mother’s Day, our new Policy Director, Elizabeth Kucinich , has written about her grandmothers and the role of women in the birth of the food movement more than 100 years ago, a movement we continue to build today.
May 9th, 2013
Fueling the Food Industry: Distillers Grains
Your car and your dinner may have more in common than you think. If you eat beef from conventionally raised cows, odds are that during its life it was fed a by‑product of ethanol fuel production known as “distillers grains.
May 8th, 2013
Putting the Food Safety back in the "Food Safety Modernization Act"
In the last few years, it seems like almost every week there is a new foodborne illness outbreak making headlines. Listeria in imported cheese and cantaloupe . Salmonella in peanut butter , imported papayas , dog food , and mangoes .
May 1st, 2013
Arsenic and Old FDA Policy
1944 was a big year for arsenic. That year, Carey Grant garnered laughs in Arsenic and Old Lace by playing the nephew of two “crazy” aunts who used the poison to kill lonely bachelors.