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August 26th, 2014
After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Population Crash The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr.
August 25th, 2014
Federal Court Rules that State Law Preempts Kaua‘i's Pesticide & GE Crop Disclosure Law
Community Groups remain committed to protecting people of Kau aʻ i United States Magistrate Judge Barry Kurren today ruled that Kaua‘i County Ordinance 960 is preempted by state law and therefore is unenforceable.
August 11th, 2014
Obama Administration: Environmental Reviews Must Include Analysis of Climate Change
The White House's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has responded to a legal petition spearheaded by International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) in 2008 to require federal agencies to analyze climate change impacts before appro.
August 7th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Congratulates Vermont Law School, the Nation's First Official Bee-Friendly, Neonic-Free Campus
Washington D.C. (August 7, 2014) – Center for Food Safety (CFS) today congratulates Vermont Law School on becoming the first higher-education campus in the country to receive neonicotinoid-free designation.
August 6th, 2014
Next Generation of Pesticide-Promoting Crops Are Imminent
Last Chance to Stop USDA Approval of 2,4-D Crops Today, the U.S.
August 1st, 2014
Farmers, Environmental Groups Defend Moratorium of GMO Crops on Hawai‘i’s Big Island
Groups seek to intervene as biotech firms attempt to roll back regulations on genetically engineered crops A coalition of local farmers and environmental groups today filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend a Hawai‘i Coun.
August 1st, 2014
“Modernizing” Poultry Inspections Undermines Food Safety Standards
Center for Food Safety today criticized the final rule issued by the Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) that purportedly “modernizes” poultry inspection at slaughterhouses.
August 1st, 2014
Fifty Members of Congress Press EPA and USDA to Reject New GE Crops
GE Crops Would Lead to Dramatic Increase in Use of Toxic, War-era Herbicide 2,4-D Fifty Members of Congress led by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) wrote today to the U.S.
July 29th, 2014
Court Victory: Consumers Have a Right to Know About Their Food
DC Circuit Court Upholds Country Of Origin Labeling Rules Today, the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals upheld the U.S.
July 25th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Calls for Immediate Suspension of Neonicotinoids Based on High Contamination Levels Found in Aquatic Environments by U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released findings from a major new study yesterday, the first broad-scale investigation of neonicotinoid insecticides in the Midwest.
July 23rd, 2014
Citing Health Risks, Doctors and Scientists Urge Congress to Reject Potent Herbicide Mix for Genetically Engineered Crops
Prominent doctors, scientists and business leaders today urged Congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application to market “Enlist Duo (TM),” a new toxic herbicide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.
July 21st, 2014
Vermont Public Interest Research Group and Center for Food Safety Move to Defend Vermont GE Labeling Law
Experts join forces to protect state from aggressive legal challenge by the food industry Today, Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) formally moved to defend Vermont’s genetically engineered .
July 14th, 2014
Victory! Fish and Wildlife Service to Phase Out Neonicotinoids
Following Center for Food Safety Petition, Government Agrees to Eliminate Bee-Toxic Pesticide in NW Wildlife Refuges Late last week, the U.S.
July 10th, 2014
Ben & Jerry's, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield joined members of Congress and pro-GE labeling advocacy groups on Capitol Hill today to protest a House bill that would deny Americans the right to know about genetically engineered (GE) in.
July 8th, 2014
Groups Challenge California's Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides
State rubber stamps expanded usage before determining effects on crop pollinators Today, environmental and food safety groups challenged California’s illegal practice of approving new agricultural uses for neonicotinoid pesticides .