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February 12th, 2018
Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide
Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in De.
January 30th, 2018
Consumer Groups Applaud Denial of Industry Petition to Increase Poultry Slaughterhouse Line Speeds
Consumer Groups Applaud Denial of Industry Petition to Increase Poultry Slaughterhouse Line Speeds - - Announcement of Upcoming Process to Lift Line Speeds at Individual Plants Raises New Concerns Washington DC—USDA’s Food.
January 29th, 2018
Court Rejects Trump Administration Secrecy in Genetically Engineered Salmon Case
Court Rejects Trump Administration Secrecy in Genetically Engineered Salmon Case Federal Appeals Court Orders Government to Produce Documents on Approval of First GE Fish - WASHINGTON —Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of A.
January 25th, 2018
Hundreds of Groups Call on Congress to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides
Hundreds of Groups Call on Congress to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides A broad coalition of more than 250 conservation, consumer, agricultural and other public interest groups sent a letter to Congress opposing all efforts to weaken.
January 19th, 2018
A Government Shutdown Would Dangerously Hinder Food Safety
A Government Shutdown Would Dangerously Hinder Food Safety CFS calls on the Trump Administration to make food safety an essential service WASHINGTON —Today is the deadline for government funding approval.
January 4th, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Provisions of Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law in Precedent-Setting Victory for Animals, Workers, Free Speech
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Provisions of Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law in Precedent-Setting Victory for Animals, Workers, Free Speech Ninth Circuit Rules Audio, Visual Recording of Factory Farms is Protected by First Amendment SAN FR.
December 18th, 2017
USDA Gives In to Big “Organic” Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules
USDA Gives In to Big “Organic” Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) formally proposed withdrawing a set of rules finalized at the end of t.
December 13th, 2017
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry Dourson spent much of his career helping companies fight restrictions on their toxic products WASHINGTON–Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, Pr.
December 8th, 2017
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals Historical trend still shows increases, cattle and pig industries are the bulk of sales WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the U.S.
November 28th, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer LOS ANGELES—Conservation and health-safety groups today filed suit in federal court challenging the Trump adminis.
November 16th, 2017
Industry-Driven Bill Guts Federal Safeguards Protecting Endangered Species from Toxic Pesticides
Industry-Driven Bill Guts Federal Safeguards Protecting Endangered Species from Toxic Pesticides Legislation Would Prohibit Enforcement Actions When Pesticide Exposure Kills Endangered Wildlife WASHINGTON—The pesticide industry is .
November 14th, 2017
More than 1 Million People Call on Department of Justice to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger
More than 1 Million People Call on Department of Justice to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger Proposed merger threatens the diversity and availability of seeds Washington, DC — Today, more than 1 million petition signatures were delive.
November 14th, 2017
Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements
Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements Water Safeguards Designed to Keep Produce Free of Fecal Contamination WASHINGTON, DC —A Trump administration proposal to delay enforcement o.
November 14th, 2017
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution NEW YORK–Last week, Earthjustice, representing Waterkeeper Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, Sierra Club, .
November 9th, 2017
CFS Defends Arkansas from Monsanto Lawsuit
CFS Defends Arkansas from Monsanto Lawsuit Monsanto Abandons Science in Favor of “Alternative Facts” to Press its Case The Arkansas Plant Board voted yesterday to partially ban the use of the herbicide dicamba that has dr.
November 7th, 2017
Trump Administration Pulls New Biotech Rules
Trump Administration Pulls New Biotech Rules USDA decision to rescind proposed new rules puts corporate profit over public welfare WASHINGTON, DC—The Trump Administration announced yesterday that they will withdraw and reevaluate n.