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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 .
May 29th, 2014
GE Labeling Narrowly Defeated in California Senate
Center for Food Safety Vows to Continue to Push for the Right to Know California’s SB 1381 (Evans) to label genetically engineered foods was narrowly defeated in the California Senate today, with 19 votes in favor and 16 votes oppose.
May 29th, 2014
One Year After GE Wheat Contamination, USDA has Failed to Protect Farmers
Wheat farmers and advocates demand immediate action from USDA On the one-year anniversary of the Department of Agriculture’s announcement of finding an unapproved, genetically engineered (GE) wheat in an Oregon field, farmers and al.
May 22nd, 2014
Mandatory Labeling for Genetically Engineered Salmon Wins Support in Senate Committee
Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a bipartisan amendment offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.
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.