GE Foods > Legal Actions
March 12th, 2014
Center for Food Safety files lawsuit under Freedom of Information Act regarding Monsanto's Roundup Ready Alfalfa
February 25th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Files Groundbreaking Legal Action to Protect National Wildlife Refuges
August 27th, 2013
Lawsuit challenging Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of farming contracts and pesticide use permits on five refuges in four Midwestern states (IL, IA, MN and MO) without the environmental analysis required by NEPA and the Refuge Act.
October 31st, 2012
CFS comments to Oregon Dept. of Agriculture re: rescinding restrictions on canola cultivation in the Willamette Valley
July 25th, 2011
ConAgra So-Called 'Natural' Label on Wesson Products Contains Genetically Engineered Ingredients
March 18th, 2011
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice file suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), arguing that the agency's recent unrestricted approval of genetically engineered (GE), 'Roundup Ready' Alfalfa was unlawful.
January 31st, 2011
Leading organic businesses and trade groups have filed a joint brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Center for Food Safety and opposed to Monsanto in the ongoing case regarding planting of Roundup Ready, genetically engineered sugar beets.
November 30th, 2010
Court Orders Removal of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beet Seed Crop; Finds Government and Monsanto rushed to illegally plant herbicide resistant crop
September 29th, 2010
Federal Court Finds USDA Broke The Law In Allowing Planting Of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets. Court To Consider Appropriate Remedy For Industry's Rush To Plant Monsanto's Herbicide Resistant Crop
August 13th, 2010
Federal Court Finds in Favor Of CFS, Rescinds USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets. Order Bans Planting or Sale of Controversial Crop. Court Denies Monsanto Request to Allow Continued Planting.
June 21st, 2010
Supreme Court Ruling in Monsanto Case is Victory for Center for Food Safety, Farmers. High Court Delivers Ruling that Leaves Ban on Planting of Roundup Ready Alfalfa in Place in First-Ever Case on a Genetically-Engineered Crop
April 27th, 2010
Supreme Court Brief for Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms
March 1st, 2010
GE ALFALFA LAWSUIT: Geertson Seed Farms, et al. v. Mike Johanns, et al.
January 23rd, 2008
Farmers, Consumer Advocates, Conservationists Challenge Federal Approval of Genetically Engineered Beets
May 3rd, 2007
Federal Judge Orders First-Ever Halt to Planting of a Commercialized Genetically-Altered Crop: Judge Breyer Orders Complete Environmental Review of Monsanto's Gene-Altered Alfalfa: Injunction
May 3rd, 2007
Federal Judge Orders First-Ever Halt to Planting of a Commercialized Genetically-Altered Crop: Judge Breyer Orders Complete Environmental Review of Monsanto's Gene-Altered Alfalfa: Summary Judgment
March 12th, 2007
Federal Judge Orders First-Ever Moratorium On Sale Of Genetically Altered Seed. USDA approval of genetically engineered alfalfa is vacated, seed sales halted: Preliminary Injunction
February 14th, 2007
Federal court finds USDA erred in approving genetically engineered alfalfa without full environmental review. Precedent-setting Decision May Block Planting, Sales of Monsanto Alfalfa.
February 6th, 2007
Federal Court Orders for the First Time a Halt to New Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Crops. Far-Reaching Decision Requires More Rigorous Environmental Review For Future Trials. Past Trials on Genetically Engineered Creeping Bentgrass Ruled Illegal.
September 14th, 2006
Legal petition calls for banning all LibertyLink rice as plant pests. USDA urged to deny approval of illegal genetically engineered rice found in food supply.
April 5th, 2006
Complaint filed against the Fish & Wildlife Service for allowing GE crops to be grown in Delaware's Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
April 5th, 2006
Federal court finds USDA erred in approving genetically engineered alfalfa without full environmental review. Precedent-setting Decision May Block Planting, Sales of Monsanto Alfalfa. Original Complaint.
February 16th, 2006
Complaint filed by a coalition of farmers, farm groups, consumers, and environmentalists regarding the USDA's approval of GE alfalfa.
June 22nd, 2005
Complaint filed with USDA regarding GE wheat FOIA
October 5th, 2004
Injunction Filed to Halt Plantings of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass
May 27th, 2004
Amicus brief filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in defense of the European Union's de facto moratorium on the approval of genetically engineered foods and crops
February 18th, 2004
Legal addendum filed in support of genetically engineered wheat petition: Cover Letter
February 18th, 2004
Legal addendum filed in support of genetically engineered wheat petition: Addendum
August 6th, 2003
Second amended complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief regarding commercialization of genetically engineered bentgrass
March 11th, 2003
Petition seeking an environmental impact statement concerning the deregulation of genetically engineered wheat varieties and the listing of genetically engineered wheat varieties as noxious weeds
March 5th, 2003
Sixty-day notice of intent to sue for violations of the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered Species Act
January 8th, 2003
Complaint to USDA on commercialization of genetically engineered bentgrass
December 16th, 2002
Petition on Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical-Producing Plant Varieties
July 18th, 2002
Petition on Genetically Engineered Bentgrass, including a noxious weed listing petition
April 15th, 2002
Petition seeking a criminal investigation into Monsanto Company's and Aventis Cropscience USA's sale of contaminated genetically engineered canola seed
July 12th, 1999
Plaintiffs' reply to defendants' opposition to plaintiffs' cross-motion for summary judgment on all counts
June 25th, 1999
Plaintiffs' memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion to dismiss or, alternatively, for summary judgment
June 1st, 1999
Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of its cross motion for summary judgement on all counts
March 23rd, 1999
Second amended complaint to Environmental Protection Agency for injunctive and declaratory relief
September 14th, 1998
Second amended complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief
September 27th, 1997
First amended complaint to Environmental Protection Agency concerning the registration and use of genetically engineered plants expressing Bt endotoxins