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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.
June 29th, 2016
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION STRONGLY CRITICIZES STABENOW/ROBERTS DRAFT GMO LABELING BILL
AGENCY SAYS BILL WOULD EXEMPT VAST MAJORITY OF GMO FOODS FROM LABELING WASHINGTON— The U.S.
June 28th, 2016
Food Movement Opposes “Backroom Deal” on GMO Labeling
Coalition of 70 groups condemn “compromise” bill that would keep the public in the dark WASHINGTON— Today a national coalition of consumer, food safety, farm, environmental, and religious groups along with severa.
June 23rd, 2016
Senate Compromise on GMO Labeling is Blow to America’s Right to Know
New bill promoting “smart labels” is biotech pass that would keep a third of Americans in the dark WASHINGTON— Today members of the Senate Ag Committee released language for a bill that would deny one third of.
June 21st, 2016
CFS Film Soil Solutions to Climate Problems now available in French
Film short highlights the critical importance of soil health in protecting the environment SAN FRANCISCO— Soil Solutions to Climate Problems , a short film highlighting the potential power of improving soil health to grow healthy f.
June 21st, 2016
Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited from Organic Production
Nonprofits laud decision upholding organic integrity as federal court closes pesticides loophole SAN FRANCISCO— Synthetic pesticides are once again prohibited in compost used for organic production, thanks to a federal court in the.
June 13th, 2016
Local Restaurants Launch Campaign to Protect Pollinators during National Pollinator Week
To celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 20-26, 2016, several Washington, DC restaurants have teamed up with Beyond Pesticides and the Center for Food Safety to launch a campaign, "Made by Pollinators," to protect pollinators suffering .
June 20th, 2016
Millions of Dead Bees in D.C. Send S.O.S. for Pollinators
National Keep the Hives Alive Tour visits Washington during Pollinator Week WASHINGTON— National Pollinator Week begins today as beekeepers, farmers, scientists, food movement advocates and consumers around the country elevate the .
June 15th, 2016
Landmark Oral Arguments on Local Right to Regulate Genetic Engineered Crops & Pesticides before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Justice sought for local communities impacted by toxic agrochemicals HONOLULU— The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments today concerning whether federal and Hawai‘i state laws preempt l.
June 14th, 2016
Momentum Grows Against Senate GMO Labeling ‘Tech Fix’ with Backlash from Rural Areas
Thirty Groups, Plus CFS Warn of Political and Economic Consequences of QR Code Labeling WASHINGTON— A national coalition of rural communities, represented by 30 organizations, has joined the efforts of the Center for Food Safety (CF.
June 14th, 2016
Court Allows Center for Food Safety to Defend California from Monsanto Attack
Intervention granted in Monsanto lawsuit challenging the listing of Round-Up pesticide as cancer-causing SAN FRANSISCO— Food movement leader and public interest group Center for Food Safety (CFS) will be able to defend the interes.
June 13th, 2016
Food Movement Leaders Slam Biases in So-called “Smart” Labels
GMO labeling plan fails to address poverty, rural communities and lack of connectivity WASHINGTON— Three of the largest organizations in America’s food movement have united in a broad campaign to inform the U.S.
June 6th, 2016
E.U. Countries Delay Approval of Toxic Chemical in RoundUp
Representatives from E.U. countries postpone vote on authorizing use of glyphosate WASHINGTON — Today in Brussels representatives from the European Union (E.U.
May 27th, 2016
Dangerous Superbug Detected in the U.S. for the First Time
Bacteria resistant to a critical, last-resort antibiotic have been found in at least one person and one pig. WASHINGTON —Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that E.
May 25th, 2016
Report Offers Hope to Hawai‘i Residents Eager for Upgrades to State’s Pesticide Regulations
HONOLULU— Today the Kaua‘i Joint Fact Finding Study Group (JFFSG) released a report concluding that the state’s current regulation of pesticides is inadequate.
May 20th, 2016
New UK Report Supports Strong Action on Antibiotics in Ag
United States lagging behind in setting standards for curbing antibiotic resistance.