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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 .
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.