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March 26th, 2014
California Senate Health Committee Passes Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Committee passage is critical first step in winning statewide GE labeling Today, the California Senate Health Committee passed SB 1381, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods in California introduced by Senator Noreen E.
March 25th, 2014
Borlaug Dedication Ignores Human and Environmental Consequences of the Green Revolution
(Washington, DC)—Today, as the U.S. Congress honors Normal Borlaug with a statue in the Capitol, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and its international allies challenge the legacy of the Green Revolution and its top proponent.
March 24th, 2014
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide
Conservation and food-safety groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect hundreds of endangered fish, butterflies and other species from a new, toxic pesticide called cyantranilipr.
March 24th, 2014
New Report: Widely-Used Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Are Unnecessary in Most Cases
Study Reveals that Costs Outweigh Benefits of Toxic Insecticides Implicated in Bee Kills Center for Food Safety today released a scientific literature review which reveals that neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments offer little benefit, .
March 20th, 2014
Half a Million Demand Action from EPA to Save Bees
Over 500,000 signatures delivered to Administrator McCarthy one year after groundbreaking lawsuit brought by beekeepers - Today, more than half a million signatures were delivered to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina Mc.
March 17th, 2014
Coalition of Civil Liberties, Animal, Consumer Groups Head to Court Over Controversial Idaho "Ag Gag" Law
Constitutional Challenge Made to State’s Attempt to Silence Factory Farm Whistle-Blowers Today, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environment, along with .
March 14th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Responds to Secretary Vilsack's Comments on GE Food Labeling, Bar Codes
In a hearing today in front of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, Secretary Vilsack suggested that consumers should rely on smartphones for basic consumer information about the foods they are buying.
March 13th, 2014
GE Alfalfa: Why Did USDA Ignore Environmental and Economic Harms?
Center for Food Safety Sues USDA Over Missing Documents Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a lawsuit late yesterday demanding the release of federal documents which may uncover undue political pressure over USDA’s decision to appro.
March 11th, 2014
Farmers warn of threats to farm economies posed by Dow's new genetically engineered corn and soybean varieties
USDA receives over 400,000 public comments opposing approval of 2,4-D resistant crops Today over 400,000 farmers, farmworkers, health professionals, and concerned individuals from across the country joined together in urging the U.S.
February 27th, 2014
New Report Connects Climate Change & Food Insecurity
Underscores Organic Agriculture's Climate Resilience Food security requires a stable climate and, according to a new report released today by Center for Food Safety’s Cool Foods Campaign, this security is being jeopardized b.
February 25th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Files Groundbreaking Legal Action to Protect National Wildlife Refuges
CFS and Allies Seek Nationwide Refuge Ban of Genetically Engineered Crops and Neonicotinoid Pesticides Latest Step in CFS Campaign to Protect Wildlife Refuges Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a formal legal challenge demanding .
February 24th, 2014
Standing up to Corporate Bullies: Kauai Community Moves to Defend County's Pesticide Disclosure Law
A coalition of Kaua‘i residents and public interest groups, represented by Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice, today filed papers in federal district court in Honolulu moving to intervene as defendants.
February 21st, 2014
CFS-Backed GE Food Labeling Bill Introduced in California
Coalition of Supporters Rally Behind Consumers’ Right to Know Today, California State Senator Noreen Evans (D – Santa Rosa) introduced a new bill to label genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in California.
February 21st, 2014
Center for Food Safety Sues FDA Over Food Additives
Illegal “Fast-Track” Puts Americans at Risk for More than Fifteen Years Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the agency’s failure to protect th.
February 20th, 2014
Victory! Your Food Will Be Safer Thanks to Center for Food Safety Lawsuit
FDA Agrees to Firm Deadlines for New Food Safety Rules Center for Food Safety (CFS) today announced a settlement agreement with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that, for the first time, sets firm deadlines for the agency to fully e.