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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 .
January 23rd, 2006
Broad Failures Signal Weak Future for Irradiated Foods
Food irradiation has been marred by decades of problems, ranging from chronic food quality problems to company bankruptcy to weak consumer sales, and has little chance of becoming a mainstream solution for preventing food-borne illness, according to.
January 19th, 2006
California Gets Failing Grade in Protecting the Public from Gene Altered Food Risks
California’s legislature and state agencies are failing to address risks from genetically engineered (GE) crops and food, according to a report released today by the Center for Food Safety.
January 13th, 2006
University of Hawaii Told to Give Up Taro Patents
Hawaiian activists and farmers today demanded that the University of Hawaii (UH) give up its patents on three lines of taro whose lineage extends back to Polynesian taro first brought to the Islands centuries ago. The University was granted U.S.
July 25th, 2005
Food, Farm Groups Call For Cancellation of Monsanto-backed Public Television Series on Farming
Over 40 environmental, food safety, farming, responsible investment and other groups sent a letter Friday to the heads of American Public Television (APT) and Sacramento PBS station KVIE requesting that they pull from distribution a new series on fa.