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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.
December 7th, 2012
Groups Stand Up for Clean Water Act in West Virginia Factory Farm Suit
Pollution of local waterways, public health at stake from farm lobby actions A coalition of local and national public interest organizations have asked a federal court for permission to participate in a legal action that will decide when Clean W.
November 20th, 2012
National Organic Coalition Condemns Misguided USDA Advisory Committee's Biotechnology Report and Recommendations
AC21 report recommends GE contaminated farmers must pay for insurance to compensate themselves for unwanted transgenic contamination The National Organic Coalition (NOC) today sharply condemned recommendations contained in the final report of .
November 8th, 2012
After Halt to Planting, Court Orders Eradication of Unlawful GE Plants on Southeastern Wildlife Refuges
Remedies Include Three-Year Monitoring Period to Track, Destroy Any Germinating GE Plants In a decision this week, a federal court formally halted the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops on all National Wildlife Refuges in the Southe.
November 7th, 2012
Center for Food Safety's Statement on the Results of California's Vote on Proposition 37: Chemical Industry Spends its Way to Denying Californians' Right to Know
Yesterday, California voters narrowly turned down Proposition 37, which, if passed, would have required the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods in the state.
October 24th, 2012
Judge Halts GE Crops On Southeastern Wildlife Refuges
Separate ruling leaves door open for GE crops on Midwestern refuges A federal court ruled in favor of the public interest groups Public Employees for Social Responsibility (PEER), Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Beyond Pesticides yesterday, h.
October 18th, 2012
Groups Poised To Sue Yakima Valley Factory Farms Responsible For Public Health Hazards
Threatened lawsuits come on heels of EPA finding of significant groundwater contamination in residential wells The Center for Food Safety and the Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) Wednesday warned four major Yakim.
October 4th, 2012
Center for Food Safety Releases New Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Laws Map
Latest research shows 61 nations enforce consumer ‘right to know’ laws for GE foods, while U.S.
September 11th, 2012
Center for Food Safety Calls Dow, SOCC Backroom Deal on Agent Orange Crops a Betrayal of Farmers and the Public Interest
Today, Center for Food Safety issued a response to a joint statement by The Save Our Crop Coalition (SOCC) and Dow Chemical announcing SOCC has dropped its opposition to 2,4-D resistant “Agent Orange” crops.