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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.
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
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.