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May 21st, 2014
Two Counties in Oregon Ban Planting of GE Crops
Coast to Coast Victories for the Food Movement as Political Power Swells Voters in both Josephine County and Jackson County, Oregon overwhelmingly approved ballot measures to prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the c.
May 15th, 2014
Bee Loss Numbers Worse than Reported, Threat to Food Supply Remains
New survey data does not paint full picture of devastating bee losses Today, the Bee Informed Partnership, with support from the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S.
May 14th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Report Warns TTIP Could Undermine Critical Food Safety and Environmental Regulations
CFS International Programs Director to Brief Congress Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released a report examining the potential food and farming impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a broad trade agreement .
May 13th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Maps CAFOs in Michigan
New tool shows how animal factories impact local communities Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) released a digital map of animal factories in Michigan, often referred to as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs).
May 8th, 2014
Victory for the Food Movement in Vermont on GE Food Labeling!
Center for Food Safety celebrates years of work as governor signs landmark bill into law Today, Center for Food Safety celebrated an historic achievement in Vermont – passage of the first no strings attached bill requiring the labeling.
May 8th, 2014
Chef Tom Colicchio, Advocates Celebrate Vermont Labeling Law
Vermont’s Landmark Action Sets The Stage For Labeling Efforts Across the Country Renowned chef Tom Colicchio joined right-to-know advocates today to celebrate Vermont’s enactment of the first law in the U.S.
May 1st, 2014
EPA Set to Approve Increased Use of Toxic 2,4-D on Dow's "Agent Orange" Crops
Time is Running Out to Keep Hundreds of Millions of Pounds of Toxic Herbicide off American Fields and Out of Our Environment The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposal to approve the direct spraying of the toxic herbici.
May 1st, 2014
Citizens' Review Backs Ballot Initiative to Ban GE Crops from Jackson County, Oregon
Center for Food Safety Testifies Before Panel A twenty-person Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) has concluded its review of Jackson County’s ballot initiative to ban genetically engineered (GE) crops from the county.
April 29th, 2014
Congressional Hearing Ignores Elephant in the Room on Bee Health & Pesticides
Today, a House Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing on “current research and application of management strategies to control pests and diseases of pollinators,” the first Congressional hearing on pollinators in over a year.
April 24th, 2014
New Report Slams USDA for Indefinitely Stalling Animal Welfare Regulations in Organic Poultry Production
Center for Food Safety Counters Economic Assessment Relied Upon by USDA Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) whitepaper, released today, chastises the U.S.
April 23rd, 2014
Vermont Set to be First State to Enact Statewide GE Food Labeling
Legislature Passes First No Strings Attached Law Today, the Vermont legislature passed the first no strings attached law to require labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
April 23rd, 2014
California Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Label Genetically Engineered Foods
Bill continues successful march toward statewide GE labeling On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1381, a bill to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods (GE) in California introduced by Senator Noreen Eva.
April 22nd, 2014
Center for Food Safety and Animal Legal Defense Fund File Legal Brief In Support of Country of Origin Labeling Laws
Consumers Have a Right to Know about their Food Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the District of Columbia Court o.
April 17th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Opens Hawai'i Office
Center for Food Safety (CFS) announced this week the opening of Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety (HCFS). CFS also announced Ashley Lukens, Ph.D. as - Hawaiʻi program director and Kasho Ho as community outreach coordinator.
April 16th, 2014
Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"
Senate Approves Center for Food Safety Backed Legislation to Label Genetically Engineered Foods The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering (GE) to be labeled in Vermon.