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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 .
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.