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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.
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.