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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.
April 2nd, 2015
Broad alliance critiques EPA’s announcement on bee-harming pesticides, urges agency to go further to protect pollinators
(April 2, 2015) Washington, DC – Earlier today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a moratorium on new bee- and bird- harming neonicotinoid pesticide products and uses.
April 1st, 2015
FDA Withdraws Last Remaining Arsenic-based Animal Drug
After 5 years of legal pressure from Center for Food Safety, meat supply is finally going arsenic-free April 1, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today applauded the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) move to withd.
April 1st, 2015
Following Successful CFS Lawsuit, EPA Takes Two Nano-products Off the Market
April 1, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for issuing an order to stop the sale of “BioStorm” and “NanoStrike,” two nano-silver.
March 31st, 2015
Hawai‘i Coalition in Favor of Pesticide Buffer Zone Laws Optimistic in Face of Setbacks
Community members determined to continue fight despite stranglehold of agrochemical companies March 31, 2015 (Honolulu, HI)— As a bill intended to protect residents from harmful pesticides died in the Hawai‘i state legislatu.
March 26th, 2015
National Organic Program Leaves Door Open to Nanotechnology in Organic
Decision Stuns Organic Community and Undercuts Recommendations of its Appointed Advisory Board March 26, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Against the objections by the large majority of the organic community, guidance issued yesterday by th.
March 25th, 2015
Bill to Deny Americans GE Food Labeling Reintroduced
DARK Act would block states and FDA from requiring mandatory labeling March 25, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today strongly opposed legislation reintroduced this afternoon by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K.
March 24th, 2015
Pressure Mounts on White House to Protect Bees from Pesticides
Poll shows Americans concerned about bee declines, links to pesticides March 24, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Agriculture, environmental and food safety groups today ramped up pressure on the Obama administration to protect America&rsq.
March 24th, 2015
EPA Agrees to Regulate Novel Nanotechnology Pesticides After Legal Challenge
March 24, 2015 (Washington, DC)— The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to regulate novel nanomaterial pesticides as a result of a lawsuit filed by Center for Food Safety (CFS) in December.
March 17th, 2015
Court Disapproves “Neonic” Pesticides on Wildlife Refuges
Final Suit Rooting Genetically Engineered Crops and Related Practices from Refuges Washington, DC — A federal court has ruled against use of neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) linked with destruction of bee colonies and other bene.
March 17th, 2015
With Newly Approved GE Potato on Horizon, Idaho Seed Preemption Bill Would Remove Essential Local Autonomy Regarding GE Crops, Pesticide Restrictions
March 17, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today opposed a bill in the Idaho State Senate that would strip away local governments’ fundamental power to protect its residents and local environment by preempting any l.
March 17th, 2015
50+ Members of Congress Urge Obama Administration to Protect Monarch Butterfly Under Endangered Species Act
March 17, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety applauds the 52 Members of Congress who today vocally supported the effort to list the monarch butterfly, which has declined by 90 percent in the last 20 years, as threatened under t.
March 16th, 2015
California Legislature Introduces Bill to Protect Bees from Pesticides
On Ag Day, groups praise Assemblymember Marc Levine for introducing bee protection bill March 16, 2015 (Sacramento, CA)— In advance of Wednesday’s celebration of National Agriculture Day (Ag Day), beekeepers, environmenta.