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May 1st, 2013
Elizabeth Kucinich Joins Center for Food Safety
The food movement at its most critical juncture in years; Elizabeth Kucinich joins food movement leader to protect hard fought gains, push for needed reforms Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director of Center for Food Safety, today announced a new pa.
April 30th, 2013
Nearly 2 Million People Tell Fda Not To Approve GE Salmon
Public Comment Period Closes with Strong Pushback from Congress; Hundreds of Organizations, Businesses, and Fishermen Voice Opposition to Controversial GE Salmon On Friday April 26, 2013 over 1.
April 29th, 2013
EU votes for moratorium on neonicotinoid pesticides
Statement by Center for Food Safety: EU votes for moratorium on neonicotinoid pesticides Today, European Union member states approved a moratorium on the use of certain neonicotinoid chemicals across the continent.
April 25th, 2013
Farmers and Sustainable Ag Groups File Lawsuit Challenging New Canola Rule that Threatens $100 Million Industry
Moratorium Legislation Moving, Passes Key House Committee Sustainable agriculture non-profits and Oregon farmers have filed a second lawsuit to halt the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s (ODA) controversial new rule that would for the.
April 24th, 2013
Federal Legislation Introduced To Require The Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Foods
Companion Legislation Introduced by Senator Boxer and Congressman DeFazio with Bipartisan Support; Backed by Pending State Legislation in Over Half of U.S.
April 23rd, 2013
Center for Food Safety Scores Victory for Consumers: Court Orders FDA to Enact Food Safety Regulations
Federal Court Declares FDA Delay of Food Safety Regulations Illegal When Congress passed the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) in 2011, it mandated that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enact new food safety regulations within 18 mo.
April 19th, 2013
Groups Call for Protection of Honey Bees on Earth Day
With honey bees suffering a devastating decline as high as 90 percent as Earth Day approaches, national environmental groups, Beyond Pesticides and Center for Food Safety, have launched a campaign called BEE Protective to support nationwide loca.
April 11th, 2013
National Organic Standards Board Decision a Victory for Organics, Preservation of Antibiotics
A joint statement of Center for Food Safety, Consumers Union, and Food and Water Watch - ( Portland, OR) Today the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) rejected a petition to extend the expiration date for the use of oxytetracycline to trea.
April 8th, 2013
Center for Food Safety, Consumers Union, Food & Water Watch Urge National Organic Standards Board to Discontinue Use of Antibiotics in Organic Apple, Pear Production
New Consumer Reports Poll: More than 80 Percent Don’t Know or Don’t Think Antibiotics Used to Treat Disease in Apple, Pears; More than Half Think Apples, Pears Treated with Antibiotics Should Not Have “Organic&rdq.
April 5th, 2013
U.K. Parliamentary Commission Calls for Moratorium on Bee-Killing Pesticides
Report challenges industry research practices, raising questions at home and abroad Today, the U.K.
March 29th, 2013
Center for Food Safety Applauds Senator Mikulski's Statement Opposing Biotech Rider
Mikulski Statement Positive First Step; Senate Must Steer Clear from Biotech Rider in Future Legislation Today, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski released a statement asserting her opposition to the controversial &a.
March 22nd, 2013
U.S. Senate Passes Amendment in Favor of Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Fish
Center for Food Safety applauds passage of the Begich amendment in Senate Budget Resolution .
March 21st, 2013
CFS, Beekeepers and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides
Lawsuit seeks to address bee Colony Collapse Disorder and demands EPA protect livelihoods, rural economies and environment - - Today, a year after groups formally petitioned the U.S.
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”.