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July 26th, 2016
Obama Forced to Acknowledge Opposition to the DARK Act
100,000+ signatures on White House petition decry GMO labeling bill WASHINGTON— Today a petition calling on President Obama to veto a discriminatory GMO labeling bill surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold that demands the pre.
July 14th, 2016
Win for Animal Welfare and Food Safety: Missouri Governor Vetoes Ag-gag Bill!
Governor Nixon calls the bill an “odious effort” to keep citizens in the dark WASHINGTON— Last week Missouri governor Jay Nixon vetoed what he called an “odious” bill that would have deprived.
July 14th, 2016
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Reject Discriminatory Labeling Bill
(Photo Credit: Post Gazette) Urges veto on basis of discrimination against poor, elderly and minorities WASHINGTON— Today Reverend Jesse Jackson urged President Obama to veto the GMO labeling bill that is currently before the H.
July 6th, 2016
CFS Condemns Senate Vote on GMO Non-Labeling Bill
*** UPDATE *** The Senate passed the DARK Act shortly after 11pm ET Thursday evening with a final vote of 63-30. The bill will now move to the House where CFS will continue the fight against this discriminatory legislation.
July 1st, 2016
National Organic Organizations, Farmer Groups and Companies Oppose Senate GMO Labeling Deal
Cite dangers of Stabenow/Roberts Bill to organic WASHINGTON— Organic organizations, farmer groups and companies around the nation representing millions of organic consumers and thousands of organic farmers have voiced their opposi.
June 30th, 2016
Victory! Hawai‘i’s Landmark Organic Farming Tax Credit Legislation is Now Law
$2 million in state-funded tax credit for certified organic food production first of its kind in U.S.
June 29th, 2016
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION STRONGLY CRITICIZES STABENOW/ROBERTS DRAFT GMO LABELING BILL
AGENCY SAYS BILL WOULD EXEMPT VAST MAJORITY OF GMO FOODS FROM LABELING WASHINGTON— The U.S.
June 28th, 2016
Food Movement Opposes “Backroom Deal” on GMO Labeling
Coalition of 70 groups condemn “compromise” bill that would keep the public in the dark WASHINGTON— Today a national coalition of consumer, food safety, farm, environmental, and religious groups along with severa.
June 23rd, 2016
Senate Compromise on GMO Labeling is Blow to America’s Right to Know
New bill promoting “smart labels” is biotech pass that would keep a third of Americans in the dark WASHINGTON— Today members of the Senate Ag Committee released language for a bill that would deny one third of.
June 21st, 2016
CFS Film Soil Solutions to Climate Problems now available in French
Film short highlights the critical importance of soil health in protecting the environment SAN FRANCISCO— Soil Solutions to Climate Problems , a short film highlighting the potential power of improving soil health to grow healthy f.
June 21st, 2016
Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited from Organic Production
Nonprofits laud decision upholding organic integrity as federal court closes pesticides loophole SAN FRANCISCO— Synthetic pesticides are once again prohibited in compost used for organic production, thanks to a federal court in the.
June 13th, 2016
Local Restaurants Launch Campaign to Protect Pollinators during National Pollinator Week
To celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2016, several Washington, DC restaurants have teamed up with Beyond Pesticides and the Center for Food Safety to launch a campaign, "Made by Pollinators," to protect pollinators suffering .
June 20th, 2016
Millions of Dead Bees in D.C. Send S.O.S. for Pollinators
National Keep the Hives Alive Tour visits Washington during Pollinator Week WASHINGTON— National Pollinator Week begins today as beekeepers, farmers, scientists, food movement advocates and consumers around the country elevate the .
June 15th, 2016
Landmark Oral Arguments on Local Right to Regulate Genetic Engineered Crops & Pesticides before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Justice sought for local communities impacted by toxic agrochemicals HONOLULU— The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments today concerning whether federal and Hawai‘i state laws preempt l.
June 14th, 2016
Momentum Grows Against Senate GMO Labeling ‘Tech Fix’ with Backlash from Rural Areas
Thirty Groups, Plus CFS Warn of Political and Economic Consequences of QR Code Labeling WASHINGTON— A national coalition of rural communities, represented by 30 organizations, has joined the efforts of the Center for Food Safety (CF.