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March 8th, 2016
17 Reasons to Celebrate Women in Agriculture
Have you thanked a female farmer lately? If not, you should! Women have been a driving force in agriculture for thousands of years. However, especially in developing countries, women’s role in agriculture has been severely overlooked.
March 7th, 2016
Monsanto Is Suing California for Trying to Inform People That Roundup Causes Cancer
This article was originally plublished in Alternet on March 2, 2016. Once again, Monsanto is trying to take away our right to know, this time about carcinogenic chemicals used in household products and places all around us.
March 3rd, 2016
Fighting to Protect Monarchs on World Wildlife Day
Today is World Wildlife Day – a perfect time to celebrate the incredible diversity of plants and animals around us. Here at CFS, we’re celebrating one of our favorite species – the charismatic monarch butterfly.
February 26th, 2016
And the Award for Most Bee-Friendly Popcorn Goes to…
This Sunday marks the 88th Academy Awards show, and what better way to watch the Oscars than with a bowl of popcorn in the comfort of your own home? Movies and popcorn go together like birthdays and cake.
February 25th, 2016
Industrial Aquaculture: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again, but this Time We Can Choose a Different Path
The tragedy of industrial agriculture , the unwise adoption of inherently unsustainable forms of food production over the past generation, has cost us dearly in environmental destruction and public health.
February 24th, 2016
DARK Act Strikes Back: 7 Things Everyone Should Know
Over 90% of the American public wants the labeling of genetically engineered foods. But some representatives in Congress have decided to protect the bottom line of corporations such as Monsanto and ignore the will of the people.
February 22nd, 2016
How We Can Come Together to Save the Monarchs
Many people have fond memories of monarch butterflies touching different points in their life – whether it was learning about their incredible life cycle and metamorphosis grade school science lessons, tagging and tracking monarch butterfl.
February 9th, 2016
What Happens When We Stop Listening to Monsanto
Over the past week, two important food justice bills were granted hearings in the Hawai‘i State House.
January 22nd, 2016
On Tour with Rock Legend Neil Young: The Monsanto Years
This month we lost a truly phenomenal music legend, David Bowie .
January 13th, 2016
New Study Finds Genetically Engineered Alfalfa Has Gone Wild, Exposing Failure of “Coexistence” Policy
A recent study by USDA scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a big way, in alfalfa-growing parts of the West.
January 7th, 2016
New Dietary Guidelines Cater to Meat Industry
Today, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have finalized the long awaited 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans .
January 6th, 2016
How EPA skirted the law and ignored a major bee killer
As bees and other pollinators continue to struggle in the face of rising pesticide use, loss of habitat, parasites, and diseases, a new lawsuit has been filed to stop one of the primary culprits – bee-toxic insecticide seed coatings .
December 18th, 2015
The Rising Star of the Paris Climate Conference – Soil!
Center for Food Safety’s food and climate team went to the UN’s 21st Conference of Parties - COP21 with shovel-ready solutions and one big goal: to spread awareness of the vast, currently under-recognized, potential that restorin.
December 4th, 2015
A secret weapon to fight climate change: dirt
This article was originally plublished in The Washington Post on December 4, 2015. Debbie Barker is the international programs director at the Center for Food Safety. Michael Pollan is the John S. and James L.
December 4th, 2015
The High Tech Hijacking of GMO Food Labeling
This article was originally plublished on The Huffington Post on November 18, 2015. Americans may not agree on much in this election year but according to polls, more than 90 percent support genetically engineered (GE) food labeling.
December 2nd, 2015
Bee Thankful This Thanksgiving: Demand Big Food Stop Killing Our Pollinators
This article was originally published on EcoWatch on November 25, 2015. Apples, cranberries, squash, sweet potatoes, beans—these are just a few Thanksgiving table favorites, all of which rely on bees for pollination.