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March 11th, 2003
CFS Assists Farmers in Legal Action Against Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Wheat
Today US wheat farmers filed a legal petition calling on the Secretary of Agriculture to take immediate action to prevent economic, environmental or social damage resulting from the deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered wheat.
February 26th, 2003
Toxic Chemicals Detected in Irradiated Beef; FDA Urged to Ban Products
Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety today formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of irradiated ground beef.
December 18th, 2002
Consumer Groups to USDA: Don't Feed Irradiated Food to School Children
Children who participate in the National School Lunch Program should not be fed irradiated food because there are no long-term health studies on children who eat such food, two public interest organizations said today.
December 16th, 2002
Legal action filed to halt planting of biotech crops containing pharmaceuticals citing human health and environmental risks. Coalition calls for an indefinite moratorium on all "biopharm" crops
Today, the GE Food Alert coalition took legal action against the Bush Administration to halt the planting of biopharm crops--crops genetically engineered to contain pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals.
November 14th, 2002
Coalition to File Legal Petition Demanding Immediate Halt of Experimental Biopharmaceuticals Grown on Farms
Today, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed a second incident of contamination of a food crop by an experimental genetically engineered crop, engineered to contain a pharmaceutical or industrial chemical, in Iowa.
November 5th, 2002
New National Poll: 88% of US Consumers Want Labels on Genetically Engineered Food
A new national poll released today indicates that 88.4% of U.S. consumers support mandatory labels on genetically engineered (GE) food and 85.
October 16th, 2002
CFS Files Legal Action Against USDA on National Organic Standards
In order to address the growing threat to the integrity of the organic standards, today the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a formal legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
September 18th, 2002
"Stop the Commercialization of Genetically Engineered Fish," say over 200 Grocers, Restaurants, and Seafood Districutors
Highlighting growing concern about the impacts of genetically engineered fish, more than 200 grocers, restaurants, and seafood distributors, representing 40 states (including the District of Columbia), publicly announced that they pledge not to purc.
May 30th, 2002
New Book Challenges Agribusiness Industrial Agriculture. Leading Ecological Thinkers and Activists Offer Vision for New Food Future
The Center for Food Safety announced the release of Fatal Harvest: The Tragedy of Industrial Agriculture, a book that takes an unprecedented look at our nation’s destructive farming practices, and offers positive solutions in support of a .
April 15th, 2002
CFS Files Legal Petition Seeking a Criminal Investigation Into Monsanto & Aventis Sale of Contaminated Genetically Engineered Canola Seed
Today, Monday, April 15, 2002, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a legal petition with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking a criminal investigation of two biotechnology companies, Monsanto and Aventis.
June 17th, 1999
Historic Lawsuit Against the Food and Drug Administration to Force Labeling and Safety Testing of Genetically Engineered Foods Continues
On May 27, 1998, an unprecedented coalition of scientists, religious leaders, health professionals, consumers and chefs filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
February 19th, 1999
Greenpeace, Center for Food Safety and organic farmers sue EPA over gene-altered crops
Environmentalists, farmers and consumers filed a lawsuit today to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve an issue they say the agency has stalled on for more than a year, risking environmental damage and the loss of the world&amp.