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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.
June 17th, 2014
National Organic Standards Board Threatened by USDA Maneuvering
Groups Petition USDA to Restore Organic Board’s Independent Authorities Set by Congress Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S.
June 16th, 2014
Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman Joins Center for Food Safety as Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Scientist
Former EPA Scientist Returns to Center for Food Safety to Strengthen its Science Team, Seeks to Spotlight Developments in Sustainable Agriculture Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of Center for Food Safety (CFS), today announced a new part.
June 13th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Vows to Help Defend Vermont from Unfounded Attack on GE Labeling Law
“Center for Food Safety stands with the people of Vermont and Americans across the country.
June 11th, 2014
Center for Food Safety Files Brief in Support of California Ban on Battery Cage Eggs
Despite Legal Challenge, California Law is Legally Sound - and Rightly Safeguards Consumers Late yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed an amicus brief in support of the State of California’s AB 1437, a law that protects publ.
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
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 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 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 .