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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
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 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 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.
July 11th, 2007
Center for Food Safety Files Complaint with USDA to Enforce Integrity of the Organic Label
The Center for Food Safety today filed a complaint and legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the agency to enforce the integrity of the U.S.
July 3rd, 2007
Citizens, Consumer Groups Oppose Proposed Irradiation Labeling Change
More than 28,000 citizens oppose a Food & Drug Administration proposal to permit industry to mislabel irradiated food with alternate terms such as ‘pasteurization’ or to remove the requirement for labeling altogether, ann.
April 24th, 2007
Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Rice Is Not the Solution to Diarrhea
Drugs in Rice Not Approved by FDA, Will Likely Contaminate Foods Groups Urge Ban on All Drug-Producing Genetically Engineered Food Crops Genetically engineered, pharmaceutical rice is not a safe or cost-effective solution for infants suff.
December 28th, 2006
Despite Lack of Science and Strong Public Concern, FDA Okays Food From Cloned Animals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a preliminary safety assessment that clears the way for marketing of meat and dairy products from cloned animals for human consumption.