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April 11th, 2014
Unlabeled GMO Salmon? Groups Call on FDA to Rein In Industry Claims
Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety called on FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg today to put an end to erroneous statements by AquaBounty Technologies Vice President, who recently told the press that FDA has already decided that th.
April 9th, 2014
Big Food's "DARK Act" Introduced in Congress
Rep. Pompeo’s GMO Bill Identical to Industry Proposal Legislation introduced today by Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) would block any federal or state action to require labeling of foods made with genetically engineered ingredients.
April 9th, 2014
Industry Hype & Bad Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions
Genetically Engineering Poplars for Paper and Biofuels Condemned Biofuelwatch, Center for Food Safety, Global Justice Ecology Project, Canadian Biotechnology Action Network Washington, DC-- Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a.
April 7th, 2014
Monsanto and Pals Spend Half-Million to Try To Swamp County Ballot Measure that Would Protect Family Farmers from Genetically Engineered Crops
“Big Six” Chemical Companies Drop $455,000 in One Day on Ballot Initiative to Restrict GE Crops in Jackson County, Oregon It was revealed last Friday that the “Big Six” chemical companies have recently.
April 3rd, 2014
CFS Backed GE Food Labeling Bill Advances in Vermont
Legislation to require foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont, HR 112, passed the Senate Judiciary today 5-0.
April 3rd, 2014
Koch Industries and Monsanto Team up to End Your Right to Know
Koch-Backed Congressman to Introduce GE Labeling Preemption Bill “An Unholy Alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries” Apparently it wasn’t an April fool’s joke.
April 2nd, 2014
Obama Administration's Failure to Act on Climate Change Sparks Lawsuit
Council on Environmental Quality's Inaction is Unlawful - Lawsuit Filed Just as Latest Climate Report Shows Crisis Worsening Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s Counci.
March 31st, 2014
EPA Orders Withdrawal of Nanotechnology Food Packaging from Market
Major step for consumer protection lauded by Center for Food Safety Center for Food Safety (CFS) today commended Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for ordering Pathway Corporation to stop selling plastic food containers containing n.
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.