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December 20th, 2006
Groups Support New Standards for Open Water Aquaculture
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture (FL DACS) sent out a notice to invite public comments on proposed new standards for the growing of fish in open ocean waters, known as “open water aquacul.
December 5th, 2006
Court Ordered Sale and Slaughter of Cloned Animals Imminent
Recently, the Center for Food Safety and Food and Water Watch learned of the imminent sale of several cloned animals for slaughter. This possibility arises out of a legal dispute in Maryland involving dairy farmer Greg Wiles. Mr.
November 24th, 2006
USDA Gives Rubber-Stamp Market Approval to Genetically Engineered Rice Contaminating Food Supply
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today granted marketing approval of a genetically-engineered (GE) rice variety following its illegal contamination of the food supply and rice exports, first announced three months ago.
October 12th, 2006
Groups Tell FDA, Keep Food From Cloned Animals Off Our Dinner Plates
The Center for Food Safety, along with reproductive rights, animal welfare, and consumer protection organizations, today filed a legal petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for a moratorium on the introduction of food product.
October 12th, 2006
CFS and Pure Salmon Campaign Expose Hidden Costs of Farmed Salmon
The Pure Salmon Campaign, a global project of the National Environmental Trust working to raise standards for farm-raised fish, along with Todd Gray, executive chef of Equinox, today hosted a briefing to discuss new hidden costs of farmed salmon, ex.
September 14th, 2006
USDA Urged to Deny Approval of Illegal Genetically Engineered Rice Found in Food Chain
Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to prevent the post hoc approval of an illegal genetically engineered rice recently found in the world’s food supply.
September 1st, 2006
California Senate Preserves Local Rules on Genetically Engineered Crops
Proponents of precautions for genetically engineered crops today declared victory in their battle to defend the rights of counties and cities to enact local restrictions on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
August 14th, 2006
Court Rules Federal Government Acted Illegally In Permitting Field Trials Of Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops In Hawaii
Citing possible harm to Hawaii’s 329 endangered and threatened species, a federal district judge has ruled that the U.S.
June 21st, 2006
New FDA Policy Condones Contamination of Food Supply by Experimental GE Crops
Contamination of the food supply by experimental genetically engineered (GE) crops is deemed “acceptable” under a new policy expected to be released today by the Food and Drug Administration.
June 20th, 2006
Hawaiians, Farmers Force UH to Abandon Taro Patents
At a ceremony to be held at the Hawaiian Studies campus of the University of Hawai’i (UH) this morning, June 20th, from 10-11:30 am, Hawaiian activists and farmers will announce victory in a five-month campaign to force the University to a.
June 13th, 2006
Contamination From Gene-Altered Crop Trials Pose Unappreciated Threats To Wildlife
Current field trials of experimental, untested genetically engineered (GE) crops pose unassessed risks to wildlife, yet government regulators have inadequate safeguards to protect the environment from genetic contamination.
June 7th, 2006
Lawsuit Challenges Unscientific FDA Policy on Gene-Altered Foods
The Center for Food Safety today filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the agency’s failure to adopt any pre-market safety requirements for genetically engineered (GE) foods, and for failing to require labels so con.
April 12th, 2006
Organic Milk Market Threatened By Lack of Adequate Pasture Requirement
A new national poll released today indicates that many U.S. organic milk purchasers, especially women, would stop buying organic milk after learning that some organic dairy companies do not allow significant access to pasture for their dairy cows.
April 12th, 2006
New Surveys Project Drop in Organic Milk Market If Federal Agency Fails to Fix Pasture Standards
A week before the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) gets ready to hold a hearing on the issue, national surveys from The Center for Food Safety and Consumers Union (CU) project a significant drop in the organic milk market if consumers .