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July 19th, 2012
EPA to Beekeepers: Buzz Off
Agency denies “imminent hazard” exists, fails to take immediate steps to protect bees from pesticides Earlier today the Environmental Protection Agency announced it formally refused to recognize that honey bees face an &a.
July 17th, 2012
Statement by Center for Food Safety at National Press Club Event Challenging House Farm Bill Biotech Riders
The Center for Food Safety (‘The Center’) joined a collection of top public interest groups today at the National Press Club to voice collective concern over the recently passed House Agriculture Committee 2012 farm bill, which r.
July 10th, 2012
House Farm Bill's "Backdoor Biotech Riders" Engineered to Give Industry Unprecedented Control, Curb Regulation
Sweeping pro-chemical industry provisions attack GE crop safeguards and USDA review process, set controversial allowance for transgenic contamination of the nation’s food supply The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a group of 40 food b.
June 28th, 2012
The Sanders Amendment on GE Labeling Fails in Senate, but What Does it Mean?
Last week the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
June 28th, 2012
250,000+ to EPA: Time for Emergency Action on Pesticide to Protect Bees
Beekeepers, Environmental Groups Still on Hold for Agency Response to Legal Petition Citing “Imminent” Harm to Bees A coalition of environmental groups and beekeepers submitted over 250,000 petitions to the Environmental Pro.
June 12th, 2012
Environmental Groups Say EPA Moving In The Right Direction On Regulating Factory Farms
Despite Need for Improved Air Pollution Measurement Tools, Draft Methods Will Provide Critical Estimates of Toxic Emissions The Center for Food Safety, Environmental Integrity Project, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, Sierra Cl.
May 3rd, 2012
Sustained Pressure by Non-Profits Forces Change in FDA Nanotech Policy
FDA Responses to Litigation Show Some Progress, Continued Failings WATCHDOGS PLEDGE CONTINUED PUSH FOR IMPROVEMENT Today several leading non-profits working on nanotechnology oversight—Center for Food Safety (CFS), Friends of the.
April 26th, 2012
USDA Receives Over 365,000 Public Comments Opposing Approval Of 2,4-D-Resistant, Genetically Engineered Corn
154 Farm, Fisheries, Public Health, Consumer, and Environmental Groups Send Secretary Vilsack Joint-Letter on Potential Threats to Human Health, American Farms - – - Public Comment Period Ends Friday, April 27 Over 150 groups an.
April 25th, 2012
California Cows Unhappy About Mad Cow Disease
Once again mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy [BSE]) has surfaced in the U.S. This week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed BSE in a California dairy cow.
April 11th, 2012
FDA Announces Antibiotic Reduction Plan
3 YEAR PHASE-OUT A WIN FOR CONSUMERS, FOOD SAFETY ADVOCATES, AND MEDICAL COMMUNITY; CONTINUED OVERSIGHT NEEDED The Center for Food Safety (CFS) applauds the U.S.
April 11th, 2012
USDA To Decide Imminently On Novel "Agent Orange" Corn
Toxic Herbicide 2,4-D Linked to Cancer, Lower Sperm Counts, and Parkinson’s Disease 2,4-D Drift Causes More Crop Injury than any Other Herbicide, Threatening American Farms Biotech Companies Only Winners in Chemical Arms Race as .