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February 9th, 2015
EPA Approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Violates Endangered Species Act
Lawsuit filed to protect endangered whooping crane and Indiana bat from toxic herbicide to be used on genetically engineered crops February 9, 2015 (San Francisco, CA)-- A coalition of farmers and environmental groups filed a motion Friday to .
February 6th, 2015
Nonprofits and Local Farmers Win Right to Defend Jackson County Against Corporate Bullies
Center for Food Safety, Our Family Farms Coalition, and local farmers - Oshala Farm and Chris Hardy to Defend Countywide Ban - on Genetically Engineered Crops February 6, 2015 (Portland, OR) – Federal Court Magistrate Mark Clarke t.
February 5th, 2015
Monsanto's Roundup Ready Crop System Puts Monarch Butterflies at Brink of Extinction
Landmark Report Reveals Monsanto's Signature Herbicide Has Nearly Eradicated Iconic Species' Major Food Source February 5th, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released a detailed, 80 page scientific.
January 30th, 2015
Maui County Fails to Defend the Will of its Citizens; Caves to Pesticide Industry
Coalition calls for public demonstration on February 6 at 8am at the County Council Building to demand enforcement and defense of their YES Vote.
January 28th, 2015
Coalition Sues EPA for Failing to Address Factory Farm Air Pollution
Environmental, humane and community organizations seek action to protect public health, animals, and the environment A coalition of environmental, humane and community organizations filed two lawsuits against Environmental Protection Agency t.
January 27th, 2015
Monarch Numbers Up Slightly, But Butterfly Still at Risk of Extinction
Favorable Weather Boosts Population But Pesticides Still Threaten Butterfly’s Chance of Survival The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today shows a modest population rebound from last year’s lowest.
January 26th, 2015
New Genetically Engineered Tree To Avoid Federal Oversight Completely
USDA Refuses to Regulate or Assess GE Tree January 26, 2015 (Washington, DC)—A genetically engineered (GE) tree may already be planted in field tests, and eventually be commercialized, in the U.S.
January 15th, 2015
USDA Approves New Pesticide Promoting Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops
Dicamba-resistant crops pose serious threat to human and environmental health January 15, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety criticized the decision today by the U.S.
January 14th, 2015
Groups Win Landmark Victory Against Industrial Dairies
Citizens win major victory in first stage of ground-breaking lawsuits Contacts - Helen Reddout, Community Association for Restoration of the Environment: 509-840-0335 - Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety: 443-854-4368; aseiler@centerfor.
December 31st, 2014
Local Farmers File Intervention to Defend Jackson County Genetically Engineered Crop Ordinance
December 31, 2014 (Portland, OR)— Today two Jackson County farmers and two nonprofits, Center for Food Safety and Our Family Farms Coalition (OFFC), filed legal papers in federal court to defend Jackson County’s Ordinance 635 w.
December 29th, 2014
Monarch Butterfly Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
Feds Issue Initial Positive Finding on Petition Following 90 Percent Decline In response to a petition by Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity, Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower, the U.S.
December 19th, 2014
The Vandana Shiva Home Rule Tour: January 21st - 25th, 2015
January 21st, 2015 - Oahu - What: Opening Day - Rally Ku`i - Location: Capitol Building - Time: 9-2 pm - Cost: Free What: Talk S.
December 17th, 2014
Nonprofits Sue EPA for Failure to Regulate Novel Pesticide Products Created With Nanotechnology
Nanomaterials have proliferated in food and other consumer products with little to no oversight Lawsuit Will Compel Unlawfully Delayed Agency Answer to Groups’ 2008 Legal Petition Demanding Regulation December 17, 2014 (Washington.
December 12th, 2014
USDA Paves the Way for Planting of Two More Pesticide Promoting Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops
Dicamba resistant crops pose serious threat to human and environmental health December 12, 2014 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety criticized the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released today by the U.S.
December 11th, 2014
Food Movement Vows to Keep Fighting After Corporate Backed Campaign Buys Narrow Win in Oregon
GE Labeling Fight Moves to Washington, DC After Close Election December 11, 2014 (Portland, OR)— Center for Food Safety today expressed deep disappointment that a multi-million dollar opposition campaign narrowly defeated an Oregon ba.