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August 26th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
FAQs on the Monarch Butterfly Endangered Species Act Petition
Frequently asked questions on the Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity's legal petition to protect The monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.
August 11th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Mythbusting Neonicotinoids: Industry's Favorite Talking Points, Debunked
MYTH: There are no studies that link neonicotinoids to widespread bee losses. - TRUTH: There is a wealth of independent, peer-reviewed scientific literature linking expo-sure to neonicotinoids to bee deaths and poor bee health.
June 10th, 2014
| GE Food Labeling
| GE Foods
GE Food Labeling: States Take Action
In 2011, Center for Food Safety submitted a formal legal petition to the - Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on behalf of over 650 companies and organizations demanding that FDA require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
May 7th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
| GE Foods
Infographic: Monsanto Vs. Monarchs
View the full-size Infographic Here! (JPG) - Download the PDF Here Monarch Infographic Citations: Monarch butterfly population is by far lowest ever recorded: - WWF Press Release, January 29th 2014: https://worldwildlife.
January 30th, 2014
| GE Foods
"Agent Orange" Crops: The Next Stage in the Chemical Arms Race
Agricultural biotechnology companies such as Dow Chemical and Monsanto have recently created new genetically engineered (GE) crops to be resistant to highly toxic herbicides, including 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange, the deadly c.
January 27th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Monarch Butterflies and Pesticide Promoting Crops
Like managed honey bees and native bees, moths and butterflies are also important pollinators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists nearly 40 pollinator species as threatened or endangered, and several more are currently being considered.
July 9th, 2014
| GE Foods
| GE Food Labeling
| Organic & Beyond
True Food Shoppers Guide to Avoiding GE Food
Which supermarket foods are genetically engineered? This is probably the most urgent question the public has about these novel foods. Opinion polls show that up to 90 percent of the American public wants GE foods labeled.
October 30th, 2013
| Food & Climate
Infographic: Our Primary Carbon Sinks
This Cool Foods infographic lets you visualize our three primary carbon sinks: the atmosphere, the oceans and terrestrial life and quantifies how much CO2 has been absorbed by each of them since the Industrial Revolution.
May 10th, 2013
| Animal Factories
Animal Factories: Antibiotics in Distillers Grains
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a serious public health concern—and the use of antibiotics in animal feed is a primary source of the problem.
May 1st, 2013
| Animal Factories
| Food Safety
Animal Factories: Arsenic
Chicken, pork, and turkey are among the most heavily consumed meats in America. From 1966 to 2000, annual chicken consumption rose 253 percent, from 32.1 to 81.2 pounds per person.
April 10th, 2013
| GE Food Labeling
| GE Foods
Genetically Engineered Food: The Labeling Debate
If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, - high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the ingredients label.
February 28th, 2013
| Animal Factories
| Food Safety
Ractopamine Factsheet: Lean Meat = Mean Meat
Animal Factories Campaign factsheet on ractopamine, a controversial drug used widely as a feed additive U.S. pork production to make animals grow faster.
February 25th, 2013
| GE Fish
| GE Foods
Infographic: Nutrition Facts for GE AquAdvantage Salmon
What’s the nutritional difference between AquAdvantage genetically engineered (GE) salmon and non-GE salmon? Check out our new “Nutrition Facts” infographic to find out!
February 1st, 2013
| GE Fish
| GE Foods
Genetically Engineered Fish: Coming for Dinner?
Despite a lack of long-term food safety or environmental studies on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) fish, the Food and Drug Administration is currently in the process of reviewing the "AquAdvantage" salmon--the first GE ani.
January 16th, 2013
| GE Fish
Dowloadable Petition against GE salmon
Download our GE fish petition and ask your friends, neighbors, and family to sign it! Or stand outside your local supermarket and collect signatures. Then just send us your signed petitions and we’ll submit them to target companies.
January 1st, 2013
| Organic & Beyond
National Organic Coalition Brochure (PDF)
As part of our work to protect the organic standards, the Center for Food Safety is a co-founder and member of the National Organic Coalition (NOC).