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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.
September 6th, 2012
Environmental, Public Interest Groups Ready for Legal Action Over EPA Approval of Wildlife Endangering Chemicals
Longstanding violation of Endangered Species Act provisions highlights Sixty-Day Notice filing Today, the Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides and the Sierra Club, along with affected citizens from around the country, filed a Sixty-Day No.
August 31st, 2012
Oregon Court of Appeals Grants Stay, Canola Planting in Willamette Valley Halted
Groups and producers pleased with court ruling, damage to local growers temporarily averted The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) failed to provide adequate justification for a temporary rule issue.
August 30th, 2012
Center for Food Safety Lawsuit Targets FDA, OMB on Stalled Food Safety Act
Food Safety and Modernization Act rules unlawfully delayed as risks increase, public health threatened The Center for Food Safety (“The Center”) today filed suit in federal court against the U.S.
August 23rd, 2012
USDA-Appointed Committee's Recommendations Fail to Prevent GE Contamination
Proposed AC21 “co-existence” policy would harm conventional growers, endanger U.S.
August 16th, 2012
Center for Food Safety Statement on the Oregon State Court of Appeals Decision to Stay Planting of GE Canola in the Willamette Valley
The Center for Food Safety (‘The Center’) is pleased to announce that the legal action filed yesterday at the State of Oregon’s Court of Appeals requesting an immediate stay on illegal planting of genetically engineered.
August 15th, 2012
Oregon Farmers File Suit to Prevent Destructive Canola Planting in Willamette Valley
Groups and producers take action to halt threat to the state’s vital seed production and organic industry Today, in an effort to stop the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) from an unprecedented expansion of industrial, genetical.
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.