In a first step toward public disclosure of test sites of biopharmaceutical crops, the U.S. Department of Agriculture was forced by court order on February 4 to reveal the locations of these sites in Hawai’i.
In the first legal test of USDA’s implementation of the National Organic Program to reach the federal courts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on January 26, 2005 that USDA had overstepped its authority in several important respect.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) today alerted both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Monsanto about the failure of Monsanto to comply with the adverse reporting requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIF.
In what is being called “a victory for local communities,” citizens in Marin County, Calif., voted on Tuesday to join Mendocino and Trinity counties in blocking the growing of genetically engineered plants and animals.
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) are engaged in a lawsuit against the USDA for its failure to perform adequate environmental review prior to allowing the field testing of genetically engineere.
In order to address the growing threat to the integrity of national organic food standards, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in U.S. District Court.
In anticipation of the release of the NAS report on unintended effects due July 28, Center for Food Safety senior scientist Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman has prepared a briefing paper to assist you in understanding the complexities of this issue.
Consumer and environmental organizations called on California state agencies today to conduct a rigorous investigation of the potential hazards posed by a biotechnology firm’s plan to produce pharmaceutical drugs from genetically engineere.
Under final rules released June 30 by the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. fish farms will be allowed to remain largely self-regulating, governed only by a requirement to develop “best management practices.
In defense of the European Union’s de facto moratorium on the approval of genetically engineered foods and crops, a coalition of 15 leading public interest groups (see below for names) from around the world today filed a detailed amicus.
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