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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 .
July 2nd, 2014
Oregon Voters Want the Right to Know!
150,000 Oregonians Put GE Labeling on the November Ballot The Oregon Right to Know campaign today filed 150,000 signatures in support of Ballot Initiative #44 which would require food manufacturers to label foods sold in Oregon that are produc.
July 1st, 2014
Half a Million Ask EPA to Reject Expanded Agricultural Use of Toxic Pesticide 2,4-D
Center for Food Safety Exposes EPA's “Deeply Flawed” Review Over half a million people have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking the agency to reject Dow Chemical's plan to sell Enl.
June 27th, 2014
Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club Agree to Curb Bee-Killing Pesticides
Less than a week after the White House announced a new task force to better protect our pollinating species, Center for Food Safety is pleased to announce that Home Depot and BJ’s Wholesale Club are taking steps to better protect pollina.
June 25th, 2014
FDA Releases Final Guidance on Nanotechnology in Food
Recommendations begin to address hole in oversight but legally binding regulations are needed Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released final guidance to companies that use nanotechnologies in food products.
June 24th, 2014
Scientists Release Landmark 'Worldwide Assessment' of Bee-Harming Pesticides, Call for Global Action
29 scientists review over 800 peer-reviewed publications and urge more restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides Following last week’s celebration of “National Pollinator Week” and a Presidential Memorandum to kick.
June 20th, 2014
White House Offers Hope for Pollinators
New Task Force Must Act Fast to Save Honey Bees Today, the White House released a much anticipated Presidential Memorandum outlining efforts to protect the nation’s vital pollinators, including bees, butterflies and other species.
June 18th, 2014
Texas Requests "Emergency Use" of Hazardous Herbicide to Kill Superweeds
Genetically Engineered Crops to Blame for Generating Herbicide-Resistant Weeds and Toxic Response The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comments on a petition filed by the Texas Department of Agriculture to permit emergency u.
June 17th, 2014
National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering
Groups Petition USDA to Restore Organic Board’s Independent Authorities Set by Congress Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S.
June 16th, 2014
Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman Joins Center for Food Safety as Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Scientist
Former EPA Scientist Returns to Center for Food Safety to Strengthen its Science Team, Seeks to Spotlight Developments in Sustainable Agriculture Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of Center for Food Safety (CFS), today announced a new part.
June 13th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Vows to Help Defend Vermont from Unfounded Attack on GE Labeling Law
“Center for Food Safety stands with the people of Vermont and Americans across the country.
June 11th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Files Brief in Support of California Ban on Battery Cage Eggs
Despite Legal Challenge, California Law is Legally Sound - and Rightly Safeguards Consumers Late yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed an amicus brief in support of the State of California’s AB 1437, a law that protects publ.
June 3rd, 2014
Groups Fight to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide
Conservation and food safety groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect endangered species from a new, toxic pesticide called cyantraniliprole.
June 2nd, 2014
Groups call on Ecover and Method to drop extreme genetic engineering plans
Consumer, environmental, farming groups say synthetic biology is not natural or sustainable In an open letter released today, 17 national and international consumer, environmental, women’s health and farming groups called on leading .