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July 1st, 2015
Joint Statement from Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice Regarding Decision on Maui GE Crop Moratorium
July 1, 2015 (Honolulu, Hawai‘i)— Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice issued the following statement: “We are deeply disappointed with Chief District Court Judge Mollway’s very u.
June 25th, 2015
World Health Organization Determines That Major Herbicide, 2,4-D, May Cause Cancer
Dow Chemical’s genetically engineered, 2,4-D-resistant “Enlist” crops will massively increase use of 2,4-D in American agriculture - Evidence justifies stronger rating as “probable carcinogen”.
June 22nd, 2015
Environmental, Farmer, and Consumer Groups Demand Higher Standards for Genetically Engineered (GE) Crop Regulations
June 22, 2015 (Washington, DC)-- Today, nearly 40 organizations and businesses, representing millions of consumer and farmer members across the country, submitted recommendations to the U.S.
June 18th, 2015
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Dangerous New Chemical Cocktail
WASHINGTON— Conservation and food safety groups today submitted a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for approving a toxic new pesticide called bicyclopyrone (or “BCP”) without properly.
June 15th, 2015
The Monsanto Protection Act is Back, and Worse Than Ever
Latest changes to the Pompeo “DARK” Act create an anti-democracy, anti-consumer, anti-environment mega-bill June 15, 2015 (Washington, D.C.
June 10th, 2015
Groups Launch Legal Appeal to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide
WASHINGTON— Conservation and food safety groups filed an appeals court challenge today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of a toxic new pesticide called cyantraniliprole (or “CTP”) with.
May 29th, 2015
Judge Upholds Jackson County’s Ban on Genetically Engineered Crops!
Medford, OR - Family farmers and other supporters of Jackson County’s precedent-setting ban on genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation are celebrating a federal court ruling upholding the legality of Jackson County’s ordin.
May 28th, 2015
EPA Plan to Save Bees Skirts the Issue, Ignores Most Problematic Form of Pesticide Use
May 28, 2015 (Washington, DC)-- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed a new rule today restricting the use of pesticides on crops when honey bees are present for contracted pollination services.
May 28th, 2015
Canadian risk assessment finds GMO salmon susceptible to disease
Newly released documents conflict with FDA findings Expert contact: - Jaydee Hanson, (202) 547-9359, JHanson@CenterforFoodSafety.org Communications contact: - Abigail Seiler, 443-854-4368, aseiler@centerforfoodsafety.
May 19th, 2015
White House Plan to Protect Pollinators Aims High but Falls Short on Deliverables
Strong goals will not be achieved without immediate changes to current pesticide use and regulation May 19, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) responded to a strategy plan released by the White House Pollinat.
May 18th, 2015
WTO Trade Agreement Trumps U.S. Food Safety Policy
Consumer Groups Warn That Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Other Trade Agreements Would Further Erode Food Safety in the U.S. May 18, 2015 (Washington, DC)--Today’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that provisions of the U.S.
May 15th, 2015
Center for Food Safety Statement on New USDA GMO-Free Label
May 15, 2015 (Washington, DC)— The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new GMO-free certification and label.
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.