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January 19th, 2017
How Sonny is the Future of Our Food and Environment?
America Deserves Committed Leadership WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump has nominated former governor of Georgia Sonny Perdue to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
January 19th, 2017
Consumer and Environmental Groups Praise Klobuchar, Question if Sessions Can be Trusted on Antitrust Enforcement
WASHINGTON— Yesterday, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, questioned Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on his commi.
January 17th, 2017
USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass
Rushed Approval of Genetically Engineered Bentgrass Granted Despite Ongoing Threat to Agriculture, Environment PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S.
January 12th, 2017
EPA Identifies Risks from Bee-Toxic Pesticides, Delays Needed Action
Risk assessments of neonicotinoids show toxicity to pollinators, other species WASHINGTON— Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a much-anticipated series of analyses of risks associated with several bee-toxic n.
January 6th, 2017
Federal Biotech Updates Too Little, Too Late
2017 Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology Released WASHINGTON— Yesterday the federal government released the final version of updates to a policy document that will guide EPA, FDA and USDA oversight of biotechn.
January 5th, 2017
Consumer Groups Petition 16 Fast Food Chains to Reduce Antibiotic Use; Burger King’s Announcement Doesn’t Cut the Mustard
More than 125,000 consumers urge top fast food companies to take action in 2017 to prohibit regular use of antibiotics in meat and poultry WASHINGTON— Consumer health and food safety groups today delivered petitions signed by more t.
December 22nd, 2016
Joshua Noga to lead Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety’s Building Power Program
HONOLULU - Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi Center for Food Safety are pleased to announce that beginning January 9th, Joshua Noga will serve as Senior Program Manager for the HCFS Building Power Program.
December 15th, 2016
EPA Slams Big Ag’s Syngenta on Farmworker Safety Violations
HONOLULU— Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint against agrichemical giant Syngenta for putting the health and safety of farmworkers on Kauai at risk by violating several federal pesticide regulations.
December 12th, 2016
Canada to Protect Declining Monarch Butterfly as Endangered Species
Iconic Butterfly Has Declined by 80 Percent in Recent Decades WASHINGTON— The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada released a report today recommending that the monarch butterfly be protected as an endangered .
December 10th, 2016
California Water Grab Passes Vote in Senate
Dangerous provision overrides key environmental laws to benefit special interests WASHINGTON— Yesterday a damaging provision inserted into the important Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act passed a cloture .
December 8th, 2016
USDA: Escaped, Highly Invasive GE Grass Poses No Environmental Harm
Commercial Approval of Engineered Bentgrass Given Despite Failed Efforts to Stop Its Spread from Old Experiment Plots - PORTLAND, Ore.
December 7th, 2016
Victory! GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Let Loose on Florida Community
Citizens/environment will not be impacted by novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that that Oxitec will not move forward with the controversial release of.
December 6th, 2016
Another Superbug Found on Pig Farm in the U.S.
Critical medicines of last resort could be lost without immediate regulatory action WASHINGTON— E.
December 6th, 2016
New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm
Economic analysis also reveals neonicotinoids do not increase crop yields WASHINGTON— A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used .
November 22nd, 2016
Court Fails to Protect Bees and Beekeepers from Toxic Pesticides
Pesticide-coated seeds remain unregulated by EPA as pollinator populations plummet SAN FRANCISCO— Yesterday a judge in the Northern District of California delivered a crushing blow to the nation’s beekeepers and imperiled.
November 22nd, 2016
Advocates Challenge FDA on First Ever GE Mosquito Release
Photo - Endangered Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit Chad Anderson/USFWS Government fails to assess risks to dozens of endangered species from novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes WASHINGTON— A coalition of public int.