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September 20th, 2016
New Antibiotics Scorecard: Number of Top Restaurant Chains Restricting Use in Chicken Doubled in 2016
Subway and Wendy’s most improved; KFC, Olive Garden and 14 others get Fs NEW YORK (September 20, 2016) – Since last year, twice as many of the nation’s top fast food chains are responding to the public health .
August 15th, 2016
Impacted Communities, Broad Coalition to Gov. Inslee: WA’s Drinking Water, Waterways Need Stronger Factory Farm Pollution Control
Coalition Delivers Thousands of Public Comments for Stronger Permit Before Aug 17 Deadline Seattle, WA – Local homeowners and environmental justice leaders from communities impacted by factory farm pollution joined health professio.
August 15th, 2016
New FDA Rule on Food Additives Fails to Protect Consumers
WASHINGTON — On August 17, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will issue a final rule defining when chemicals added to or used to make food can be considered “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS).
August 9th, 2016
Feds’ Approval of GE Mosquito Release Doesn’t Account for Risk
FDA approves plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida Keys despite inadequate safety assessment WASHINGTON— Last week the U.S.
August 9th, 2016
Californians Deliver 350,000 Signatures Calling on State, Gov. Brown to Stop Irrigation of Crops With Oil Wastewater
Photo: Californians Against Fracking Asm. Mike Gatto Joined Statewide Coalition to Outline Major Health, Safety Concerns on Capitol Steps SACRAMENTO, Calif.
August 8th, 2016
Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety Establishes Advisory Board of Local Leaders & Activists
Board will bring diverse perspectives and guidance to strengthen HCFS programs HONOLULU— This week, Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety (HCFS) is launching a new advisory body to oversee and guide its work across the Hawaiian I.
August 3rd, 2016
Nixing Antibiotics from Fast Food: McDonald’s Ahead of the Pack on Chicken
WASHINGTON— This week McDonald’s announced that the popular fast food chain has met its pledge to stop selling chicken raised on medically important antibiotics.
July 29th, 2016
President Obama Signs GMO ‘Non-labeling’ Bill, Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark
New law discriminates against low-income, elderly and minorities WASHINGTON— Today President Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans.
July 26th, 2016
Obama Forced to Acknowledge Opposition to the DARK Act
100,000+ signatures on White House petition decry GMO labeling bill WASHINGTON— Today a petition calling on President Obama to veto a discriminatory GMO labeling bill surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold that demands the pre.
July 14th, 2016
Win for Animal Welfare and Food Safety: Missouri Governor Vetoes Ag-gag Bill!
Governor Nixon calls the bill an “odious effort” to keep citizens in the dark WASHINGTON— Last week Missouri governor Jay Nixon vetoed what he called an “odious” bill that would have deprived.
July 14th, 2016
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Reject Discriminatory Labeling Bill
(Photo Credit: Post Gazette) Urges veto on basis of discrimination against poor, elderly and minorities WASHINGTON— Today Reverend Jesse Jackson urged President Obama to veto the GMO labeling bill that is currently before the H.
July 6th, 2016
CFS Condemns Senate Vote on GMO Non-Labeling Bill
*** UPDATE *** The Senate passed the DARK Act shortly after 11pm ET Thursday evening with a final vote of 63-30. The bill will now move to the House where CFS will continue the fight against this discriminatory legislation.
July 1st, 2016
National Organic Organizations, Farmer Groups and Companies Oppose Senate GMO Labeling Deal
Cite dangers of Stabenow/Roberts Bill to organic WASHINGTON— Organic organizations, farmer groups and companies around the nation representing millions of organic consumers and thousands of organic farmers have voiced their opposi.
June 30th, 2016
Victory! Hawai‘i’s Landmark Organic Farming Tax Credit Legislation is Now Law
$2 million in state-funded tax credit for certified organic food production first of its kind in U.S.