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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.
March 16th, 2015
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From New, Toxic Pesticide
Threatens Pollinator Bees, Butterflies, Birds, Frogs Contacts: - Abigail Seiler, Center for Food Safety, (443) 854-4368 - Lori Ann Burd, Center for Biological Diversity, (971) 717-6405 - Jason Rylander, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 682-940.
March 5th, 2015
Center for Food Safety Urges Wyoming Governor to Veto Ag-Gag Law
March 5, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety is today calling on Wyoming Governor Mead to veto “ag-gag” bill S.F. 12.
March 4th, 2015
McDonald's Announces Plan to Source Chicken Raised without Medically Important Antibiotics
“McDonald's is setting the bar for the entire fast food industry.” Washington D.
March 4th, 2015
Over 4 Million People Press Obama to Protect Bees
Congress heeds call to action and introduces legislation as pressure mounts on White House Task Force to issue meaningful recommendations March 4, 2015 (Washington, DC)— A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environm.
March 2nd, 2015
Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows As Public Comment Period Closes
Experts, legislators and public call for iconic species to be protected under Endangered Species Act Contact: George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety, (571) 527-8618 - Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity, (928) 522-3681 - Sarina J.
February 26th, 2015
Smartphone Food Labeling? Not a Smart or Fair Way to Label GE Foods
Vilsack Continues to Push Smartphones as Solution to GE Labeling Demand Despite Obvious Shortcomings February 26, 2015 (Washington, DC)-- U.S.
February 19th, 2015
House Agriculture Committee Jeopardizes Public Health by Delaying Action on Pesticide Buffer Zone Bill
Senate Version Still Under Consideration February 19, 2015 (Honolulu, HI)— Hawaii Center for Food Safety today expressed deep disappointment in the Hawaii House Agriculture Committee Chair’s decision to defer action on HB151.
February 19th, 2015
Are GMOs safe? No consensus in the science, scientists say in peer-reviewed statement
Following GMO apple approval, consumer watchdog groups highlight need for accurate media coverage on GMO science WASHINGTON, D.C.
February 13th, 2015
USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apple Despite Health Concerns
Little understood gene silencing technology will now be unlabeled in common consumer products February 13, 2015 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today expressed deep concern over the U.S.
February 12th, 2015
Chef Colicchio, Activists, Lawmakers Demand Action on GMO Labeling
Sens. Boxer, Blumenthal and Rep. DeFazio Reintroduce Right-to-Know Bill Washington, DC – Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.
February 9th, 2015
Center for Food Safety: FWS Campaign to Save Monarchs is Inadequate, Misses Major Driver in Population Decline
February 9, 2014 (Washington, DC)-- Center for food Safety today commented on the announcement by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of a new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The campaign allocates $3.
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 .