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March 20th, 2013
Center for Food Safety Denounces Dangerous "Biotech" Earmark in Senate-passed Spending Bill
Center calls rider “corporate welfare” for Monsanto and other biotech companies The Center for Food Safety (CFS) condemns the inclusion of a dangerous corporate earmark, the “biotech rider,” in the Senate-.
March 20th, 2013
Top grocery stores: We won't sell genetically engineered seafood
Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Whole Foods, Marsh among stores that will reject GE fish A coalition of consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups today launched the “Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood”.
March 15th, 2013
New Legal Petition asks FDA to Prohibit Yet Another Unnecessary Antibiotic Use
Agriculture organizations ask FDA to halt antibiotic use in fuel byproduct sold as animal feed According to a legal petition submitted today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), antibiotic use in ethanol production is illegal, unnecessary .
March 1st, 2013
Epa Improperly Withholds Information Vital To The Public Health
Despite the threat of a lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is continuing to improperly withhold information vital to the public health, acting in direct dereliction of its duties under the Freedom of Information.
February 22nd, 2013
Justice In Food Poisoning Indictment Is Too Little, Too Late
Four Peanut Corporation Of America Executives Indicted For 2009 Food Poisoning Episode Linked To 9 Deaths, 700 Sick Center for Food Safety Calls for Immediate Passage of Food Safety Accountability Act Yesterday, the U.S.
February 21st, 2013
Citizen Action Pushes Dairies To Declare Hazardous Substance Releases
Following years of violations, threat of lawsuits forces industrial dairies to publicly report data. Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and the Center for Food Safety (CFS)—represented by Public Justice, P.C.
February 20th, 2013
Groups Challenge Proposed EPA Approval of Dangerous New Pesticide
Eight national non-profit organizations concerned with the environment, food safety, children’s health, bee and bird conservation, and pesticide management, sent two letters calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to halt the approv.
February 15th, 2013
Groups File Lawsuits to Stop Groundwater Pollution from Industrial Dairies
Citizens react to dairies’ failure to change practices and regulators’ wait-and-see approach Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) – represented by Publ.
February 12th, 2013
As Challenge over Seed Rights Approaches Supreme Court, New Report Exposes Devastating Impact of Monsanto Practices on U.S. Farmers
Center for Food Safety and Save Our Seeds Investigate Role of Seed Patents in Consolidating Corporate Control of Global Food Supply Today, one week before the Supreme Court hears arguments in Bowman v. Monsanto Co.
February 1st, 2013
EU Commission Takes Steps To Suspend Bee-Toxic Pesticides
The European Commission announced yesterday its position against the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, pushing nations within the European Union (EU) to impose a two year suspension on their use.
January 30th, 2013
Public Interest Groups Applaud Russia's Ban On U.S. Beef, Pork And Turkey Products
U.S. Insistence on Feed Additive “Ractopamine” Causes Alarm Worldwide The Center for Food Safety applauds Russia’s ban on U.S.
January 16th, 2013
Center for Food Safety Calls on EPA to Follow European Cue, Find Bee-Killing Insecticides Unsafe
New European Pesticide Agency study reports “unacceptable” dangers to bees; supports suspension of use in U.S. Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) called on the U.S.
January 9th, 2013
Post-Prop. 37 Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Future GE Food Labeling
Young voters, communities of color, women pushed landmark initiative to near win; more than one-fifth of ‘no’ voters favor GE labeling An independent post-election poll shows that California voters continue to strongly supp.
December 21st, 2012
Obama Administration Snubs Risks, Moves Forward With GE Salmon Approval
400,000 public comments, 40 Members of Congress ignored; CFS calls proposed approval of first ever GE animal “premature and misguided” Center for Food Safety sharply criticized today’s U.S.
December 20th, 2012
Public Interest Groups Challenge FDA on Use of Controversial Animal Growth Drug
Petition calls for a review of ractopamine use in nation’s meat industry; cites animal welfare, food safety concerns and widespread international ban Today, Center for Food Safety and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a petition with.
December 10th, 2012
Center for Food Safety, Save Our Seeds File Supreme Court Brief Testing Monsanto Attack on Farmer for Seed-Saving
Case pitting corporations against farmers set to impact the future of seed patents Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Save our Seeds (SOS)—two organizations dedicated to promoting safe, sustainable food and farming systems&mda.