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December 7th, 2016
Victory! GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Let Loose on Florida Community
Citizens/environment will not be impacted by novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that that Oxitec will not move forward with the controversial release of.
December 6th, 2016
Another Superbug Found on Pig Farm in the U.S.
Critical medicines of last resort could be lost without immediate regulatory action WASHINGTON— E.
December 6th, 2016
New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm
Economic analysis also reveals neonicotinoids do not increase crop yields WASHINGTON— A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used .
November 22nd, 2016
Court Fails to Protect Bees and Beekeepers from Toxic Pesticides
Pesticide-coated seeds remain unregulated by EPA as pollinator populations plummet SAN FRANCISCO— Yesterday a judge in the Northern District of California delivered a crushing blow to the nation’s beekeepers and imperiled.
November 22nd, 2016
Advocates Challenge FDA on First Ever GE Mosquito Release
Photo - Endangered Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit Chad Anderson/USFWS Government fails to assess risks to dozens of endangered species from novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes WASHINGTON— A coalition of public int.
November 21st, 2016
Organic standards will exclude next generation of GMOs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously on Friday to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next generation genetic engineering and gene editing.
November 18th, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals Says Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops
States have authority to ban, Hawai‘i counties left out in landmark decisions HONOLULU— Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions on whether federal and Hawai‘i state la.
November 18th, 2016
Victory! Organic Standards Board Votes to Remove Controversial Food Additive
Eliminating carrageenan will further protect organic integrity and uphold consumer expectations of organic products WASHINGTON— Yesterday, the National Organic Standards Board—the 15-member stakeholder body that advises th.
November 10th, 2016
The Food Movement Will Move Forward
Center for Food Safety vows to hold strong in the wake of monumental presidential election WASHINGTON— The results of yesterday’s historic U.S.
November 9th, 2016
Win for Democracy: Sonoma County Votes to Ban GMO Crops
Local Victory has Big Impact on Food, Farmers and Environment SAN FRANCISCO— Today Center for Food Safety celebrates a huge victory for voters in Sonoma County, California who voted to approve a measure that will prohibit geneticall.
November 9th, 2016
This Election, Keys Residents Vote “NO” on GE Mosquitoes
Key Haven voters reject FDA plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida Keys WASHINGTON— Residents of Key Haven, Florida made it clear with their votes this Election Day that they do not want genetically engineere.
November 4th, 2016
Thousands of Concerned Citizens Deliver Petition to Keep Oil Wastewater Off Crops
Bee Sweet Citrus and Wonderful Company Feel the Heat SAN FRANCISCO— Today Center for Food Safety and Breast Cancer Action delivered a petition carrying nearly 13,000 signatures—including those of women diagnosed with and .
November 1st, 2016
After Cursory Review, EPA Proposes Dramatic Expansion of Toxic Pesticide Blend Enlist Duo
Agency Ignores Legal Requirement to Fully Consider Impacts to Environment, Endangered Species WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency today reapproved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enl.
October 27th, 2016
Top Candy Company MARS Commits to Phasing Out Harmful Nanoparticles from Food Products
Center for Food Safety urges fast action and broader commitment on removal - WASHINGTON— This week MARS Corp.
October 21st, 2016
Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development
North Myrtle Beach, SC— In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall only days before, strategies to stop the development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) were the topic at a meeting that brought Indigenous Peoples.
October 3rd, 2016
Preferred Popcorn Moves to Protect Bees and the Environment
Farmer-Owned Company Commits to Removing Bee-Toxic Neonicotinoids from Supply Chain WASHINGTON— Center for Food Safety (CFS) today congratulated Preferred Popcorn, a fully farmer-owned company, for its leadership in taking a bold st.