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June 7th, 2006
| GE Food Labeling
Lawsuit challenges unscientific FDA policy on gene-altered foods. Politics, not science, informed policy that leaves genetically engineered foods untested and unlabeled.
April 5th, 2006
| GE Foods
Complaint filed against the Fish & Wildlife Service for allowing GE crops to be grown in Delaware's Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
May 16th, 2006
| Nanotechnology
The International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and a coalition of groups file a formal legal petition with FDA over the regulation of nanotechnology in food.
April 5th, 2006
| GE Foods
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
| GE Foods
Complaint filed by a coalition of farmers, farm groups, consumers, and environmentalists regarding the USDA's approval of GE alfalfa.
September 29th, 2005
| Mad Cow Disease
CFS spearheads coalition of consumer groups to join with R-CALF (the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund) to file brief regarding reopening of U.S. /Canadian border in light of mad cow concerns
June 22nd, 2005
| GE Foods
Complaint filed with USDA regarding GE wheat FOIA
June 22nd, 2005
| Organic & Beyond
CFS Files Petition with USDA Asking for Clarification on Interpretation of the Organic Rule
June 1st, 2005
| Mad Cow Disease
CFS joins brief with R-CALF (the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund) to stop USDA's attempt to re-open the Canadian border for beef imports
May 9th, 2005
| Seeds
Amicus brief filed in support of Mitchell Scruggs, an American farmer sued by Monsanto for alleged patent infringement
February 25th, 2005
| Sewage Sludge
Federal Judge Cites EPA Erroneous Denial of CFS Sludge Petition.
January 26th, 2005
| Organic & Beyond
Decision Reached in Favor of CFS Amicus Brief in Lawsuit Against USDA
October 5th, 2004
| GE Foods
Injunction Filed to Halt Plantings of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass
August 5th, 2004
| Organic & Beyond
CFS Files Lawsuit Against USDA Over Secrecy of Organic Agriculture Records
June 14th, 2004
| Organic & Beyond
CFS Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiff in National Organic Standards Lawsuit Against USDA
May 27th, 2004
| GE Foods
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