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January 28th, 2008
FARM GROUPS, CONSUMER GROUPS, ENVIRONMENTALISTS, AND DAIRIES URGE INDIANA HOUSE NOT TO BAN LABELING ON MILK
Only days before the Indiana House of Representatives may vote to make it illegal for dairies to label their milk as "produced without artificial growth hormones," a coalition of more than seventy-five dairy farmers, farm and agriculture gr.
January 24th, 2008
IN WAKE OF FDA CLONING DECISION, CALIFORNIA BILL COULD RESTORE AMERICANS' RIGHT TO CHOOSE IN THE MARKETPLACE
Dissatisfied with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) controversial announcement that milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for sale to the public, today California State Senator Carol Migden introduced Senate bill 1.
January 23rd, 2008
FARMERS, CONSUMER ADVOCATES, CONSERVATIONISTS CHALLENGE FEDERAL APPROVAL OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED BEETS
Today, farmers, food safety advocates, and conservation groups filed suit in federal court challenging the deregulation of herbicide-tolerant “Roundup Ready” sugar beets by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) .
January 17th, 2008
EUROPEAN UNION GROUP ISSUES OPINION CALLING CLONING FOR FOODS ETHICALLY UNJUSTIFIED
Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) praised an opinion issued yesterday by the European Union’s Group on Ethics of science and new technologies (EGE).
January 15th, 2008
FDA Opens "Pandora's Box" by Approving Food from Clones for Sale
Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) condemned the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) irresponsible determination that milk and meat from cloned animals are safe for sale to the public.
December 18th, 2007
Consumers May Receive Unwelcome Gift This Holiday Season
his holiday season, people have more to fear than the dreaded fruitcake. Advocacy and watchdog groups are putting consumers on alert. The meat and dairy products they buy may soon come from cloned animals, and they will not even know it.
December 18th, 2007
MORE THAN 70 CONSUMER GROUPS, DAIRIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS URGE OHIO GOVERNOR STRICKLAND NOT TO IMPLEMENT BAN ON MILK HORMONE LABELING
More than 70 dairy farmers, food processors and retailers, and consumer, farm and agricultural, public health, animal protection and environmental organizations, today wrote to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland urging the state not to prohibit farmers .
December 14th, 2007
FDA APPROVAL OF CLONES STALLED BY PASSAGE OF MIKULSKI-SPECTER AMENDMENT IN FARM BILL
A broad coalition of consumer, farmer, and animal welfare organizations today applauded passage of a provision in the Senate’s Farm Bill (H.R.
November 29th, 2007
Sixty-Five Consumer, Environmental Groups and Dairies Urge Pennsylvania Governor Rendell to Rescind Ban on Milk Hormone Labeling
More than 65 dairy farmers, consumer, farm and agricultural, public health, animal protection and environmental organizations, food processors and retailers today wrote to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G.
November 14th, 2007
CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMERS UNION CHALLENGE GOVERNOR SCHWARZENEGGER'S VETO OF CLONED FOOD BILL ON FEDERAL PREEMPTION GROUNDS
The Center for Food Safety and Consumers Union today sent a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger and members of the California Legislature challenging Governor Schwarzenegger’s recent veto of the California Cloned Food Labeling Act (SB 63.
November 1st, 2007
COALITION OF MORE THAN 40 GROUPS SIGN LETTER URGING THAT "USDA ORGANIC" STANDARDS BE UPHELD FOR AQUACULTURE
A coalition of concerned advocates from 44 organizations have sent a message to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), urging caution as that body considers whether or not to weaken USDA Organic Standards, it was announced today.
October 17th, 2007
CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY VOICES SUPPORT OF LEGAL ACTION PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF ORGANIC MILK LABELS
Today, the Center for Food Safety voiced support for a private class action lawsuit filed by consumers against Aurora Organic Dairy that alleges the company misled organic milk purchasers by producing milk from several of its dairy farms in violat.
October 10th, 2007
Genetically Engineered Corn Study Shows Potential Harm To Stream Wildlife Near Farms
Today, the Center for Food Safety voiced concern regarding a study issued by a team of researchers on the potential harm posed by the genetically engineered (GE) Bt variety of corn.
October 5th, 2007
USDA Report on Biotech Rice Reaffirms Agency's Do-Nothing Approach on Biotech Crop Contaminations
In a long-awaited report released today on widespread contamination of the U.S. rice supply by an unapproved genetically engineered (GE) variety, the U.S.
September 14th, 2007
California Legislature Passes Country's First-Ever Law Requiring that Cloned Food be Labeled
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) today applauded the California legislature for passing the country’s first law requiring labels on meat or dairy products produced from animal clones or their offspring.