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September 12th, 2014
New Pollinator Bill Helps Pesticide Industry, Not Bees or Beekeepers
September 12, 2013 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today expressed concerns with a bill that could derail positive efforts already underway in Congress and the White House to improve pollinator health.
September 11th, 2014
EPA Plan to Slow Superweeds is Remedy in Name Only
Center for Food Safety identifies key flaws in Agency’s new plan September 11, 2014 (Washington, DC)— Center for Food Safety today panned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new plan to manage herbicide-re.
September 4th, 2014
Court Rules in Favor of Public Interest Coalition, Denies Idaho’s Motion to Dismiss Ag Gag Lawsuit
Case Moves Forward to Challenge State Law That Silences Factory Farm Whistle-Blowers Today, a federal district court allowed an “ag gag” lawsuit to proceed against the state of Idaho in the constitutional challenge brought .
September 3rd, 2014
Perdue to Stop Using Antibiotics in 95% of Chickens
Center for Food Safety Challenges FDA to Issue Mandatory Regulation Center for Food Safety (CFS) today expressed support for Perdue Food’s decision to end the use of antibiotics in hatcheries.
September 2nd, 2014
Center for Food Safety Criticizes Latest Move by Food Industry to Minimize Oversight of Food Additives
Grocery Manufacturers initiative is inadequate, cannot replace needed regulation by FDA September 2, 2014 (Washington, DC) – Center for Food Safety today expressed disappointment in the Grocery Manufacturer Association’s (.
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.