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July 31st, 2013
CFS Statement on New Biotech Industry Website "GMO Answers"
Andrew Kimbrell, executive director at Center for Food Safety, today responded to a new public relations blitz from the agrichemical industry.
July 12th, 2013
Landmark Pollinator Protection Bill Announced in Congress
Legislation to Stem Decline in Bees Would Limit the Use of Toxic Pesticides Center for Food Safety today thanks Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) for announcing long awaited legislation aimed at stopping the massiv.
July 12th, 2013
Farm Bill Amendment Could Delay Lifesaving Food Safety Regulations
Center for Food Safety Vows to Fight for American Consumers Center for Food Safety (CFS) denounces a dangerous and unnecessary provision that was included in the pared-back Farm Bill that passed in the House of Representatives yesterday.
July 1st, 2013
Farm Groups Celebrate as Oregon Senate Passes HB 2427 to Ban Canola Production in the Willamette Valley Until 2019
Bill overturning controversial Department of Agriculture canola rule passes House and Senate with bipartisan support Today, the Oregon Senate passed a bill to ban commercial production of canola (rapeseed) until 2019 inside the 3 million acre Wi.
June 24th, 2013
Citizens Win Major Victory in Ground-breaking Lawsuits against Industrial Dairies
Court allows groups’ first stage of contamination lawsuits to proceed Community Association for Restoration of the Environment (CARE) and theCenter for Food Safety (CFS) – represented by Public Justice, P.C.
June 21st, 2013
Center for Food Safety Prevails in Foodborne Illness Prevention Case
Federal Court Issues Injunction, Orders Food and Drug Administration to Complete Food Safety Regulations By New Deadlines Today a Federal Court ordered the U.S.
June 20th, 2013
Center for Food Safety Applauds Passage of Pollinator Protection Amendment in Farm Bill
The Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a pollinator protection amendment yesterday that was offered by Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to the Farm Bill currently being considered by the U.S.
June 20th, 2013
House Failure to Pass Farm Bill Offers Opportunity for Do-Over
Members of the food movement are hopeful for the opportunity to restart negotiations after the House of Representatives today handily rejected a $940 billion Farm Bill by a final vote of 234 to 195.
June 20th, 2013
Mandatory Labeling for GE Salmon Overcomes Major Hurdle
Food Movement Celebrates Historic Vote - The Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a bipartisan amendment offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to the FY 2014 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would require the mandatory labe.
June 13th, 2013
Center for Food Safety and International Center for Technology Assessment Hail Supreme Court Decision on Patenting of DNA
Nearly 15,000 gene patents no longer valid as a result to today’s ruling Today, the Supreme Court declared that Myriad Genetics’ patenting of DNA violates the U.S.
June 12th, 2013
Maine Legislature Passes Center for Food Safety Supported GE Labeling Law
Momentum of food movement continues to build on state labeling front Center for Food Safety (CFS) applauds Maine legislators for passing a bi-partisan bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, making it the second state.
June 11th, 2013
New Peer-reviewed Study on GMO Pig Feed Reveals Adverse Effects
Center for Food Safety calls for improved oversight of GMO safety A new, peer-reviewed study has just been released detailing adverse effects of genetically engineered (GE) feed on pigs.
June 6th, 2013
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto
Litigants Seek Injunctive Relief as Well as Damages following Illegal Genetically Engineered Wheat Contamination A class action lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Pacific Northwest wheat farmers and Center for Food Safety (CFS) after Oregon wh.
June 3rd, 2013
Center for Food Safety Heralds Passage of First Ever State Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling Bill
Connecticut bill gets support from both House and Senate, signaling major victory for food movement Center for Food Safety (CFS) applauds the Connecticut legislature for passing the first-ever bill requiring the labeling of genetically enginee.
May 29th, 2013
Unapproved, Genetically Engineered Wheat Found in Oregon Farmer's Field
Citing Past Contamination and Losses to Farmers, Center for Food Safety Calls for Moratorium on Genetically Engineered Crop Field Trials The U.S.
May 29th, 2013
Target, Giant Eagle, H-E-B, Meijer Say No to Genetically Engineered Salmon
As damning new study shows GE salmon can harm wild fish Today, the Campaign for Genetically Engineered (GE)-Free Seafood -- a coalition of more than 30 consumer, health, food safety and fishing groups--including Center for Food Safety--led by .