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May 13th, 2015
Congressional Hearing on Pollinator Health Skirts the Issues
The Congressional House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Biotechnology and Research held a hearing on pollinator health today, but failed to address the impacts of systemic pesticides, like neonicotinoids (neonics), on bees, birds and other.
May 11th, 2015
Washington State Dairies Agree to Implement Sweeping Changes Following Landmark Lawsuit Over Water Supply Contamination
Yakima Valley, WA - In a court settlement announced today, four Washington State dairies have agreed to implement sweeping changes in their operations following a series of lawsuits brought by the Community Association for Restoration of the Env.
May 6th, 2015
Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety Releases Cutting-Edge Report on Agricultural Pesticide Use in Hawai‘i
May 6, 2015 (Honolulu, HI)— Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety (HCFS) is set to release “ Pesticides in Paradise: Hawai‘i’s Health & Environment at Risk ,” a report that firmly establ.
May 6th, 2015
Food Industry Appeals Court Decision Upholding Vermont GE Labeling Law
May 6, 2015 (Washington, DC)— The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today appealed last week’s federal court decision affirming the constitutionality of Vermont’s genetically engineered food labeling law, Act.
May 4th, 2015
USDA Comments to EPA on Neonicotinoid Benefits Reveal USDA’s Flagrant Pro-Pesticide Bias
May 4, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today challenged a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) letter countering the U.S.
May 1st, 2015
Organic Watchdog Criticizes Continued Use of Synthetic Protein in Organic Chicken Feed
May 1, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today renewed its call for the National Organic Program (NOP) to bar synthetic methionine—a manufactured amino acid added to chicken feed—from use in organic chicken.
April 28th, 2015
Leading Animal Welfare and Food Safety Groups Urge Chicken Industry to Reduce Antibiotics Responsibly
ASPCA and Center for Food Safety say better welfare practices must be implemented alongside reduction of antibiotic use for chickens Media Contacts: - ASPCA - Natasha Whitling, 646.306.3740 / natasha.whitling@aspca.
April 27th, 2015
Court Declares Vermont’s Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Law Constitutional
Ruling Denies Big Food’s Preliminary Injunction Motion April 27, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) hailed the just-issued federal court decision from the U.S.
April 27th, 2015
Hearing in Public Interest Coalition's Constitutional Challenge to Idaho's Controversial “Ag gag” Law
Advocates Ask Court for Judgment in Suit Against Law That Silences Industry Whistle-Blowers BOISE – On Tuesday, April 28, the U.S.
April 22nd, 2015
Latest Studies Show Alarming New Impacts of Common Insecticide on Bees
April 22, 2015 (Washington, DC)-- Two new studies in the journal Nature today highlight additional cause for concern with neonicotinoids.
April 20th, 2015
Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient
EPA allows nine additional states to use toxic 2,4-D on GE corn and soy crops CONTACTS: - Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety, 202-547-9359 - Paul Achitoff, Earthjustice, 808-599-2436 - Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, 847-5.
April 15th, 2015
CFS and Allies Challenge Organic Loophole for Pesticides in Compost
Second Case Filed in Two Weeks to Safeguard Organic Integrity April 15, 2015 (Portland, Oregon)— Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS), Center for Environmental Health, and Beyond Pesticides filed a new federal lawsuit challenging.
April 9th, 2015
Lowe’s Agrees to Phase Out Bee-Toxic Neonicotinoid Insecticides
April 9, 2015 (Washington, DC)— After nearly two years of pressure from the public, Lowe’s Home Improvement has announced it will begin taking steps to protect bees and similarly affected pollinators from toxic insecticides call.
April 8th, 2015
Groups Challenge Major USDA Change to Organic Rule: Customary Public Comment Process Averted to the Chagrin of Petitioners
Washington, DC, April 8, 2015 – Organic stakeholders have filed a lawsuit in federal court, maintaining that the U.S.
April 6th, 2015
Center for Food Safety Condemns Monsanto’s Monarch Recovery Pledge as Greenwashing
April 6, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today sharply criticized Monsanto’s announcement that it is giving $4 million toward monarch population restoration.