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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
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.
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 21st, 2016
Organic standards will exclude next generation of GMOs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously on Friday to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next generation genetic engineering and gene editing.
November 18th, 2016
U.S. Court of Appeals Says Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops
States have authority to ban, Hawai‘i counties left out in landmark decisions HONOLULU— Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions on whether federal and Hawai‘i state la.
November 18th, 2016
Victory! Organic Standards Board Votes to Remove Controversial Food Additive
Eliminating carrageenan will further protect organic integrity and uphold consumer expectations of organic products WASHINGTON— Yesterday, the National Organic Standards Board—the 15-member stakeholder body that advises th.
November 10th, 2016
The Food Movement Will Move Forward
Center for Food Safety vows to hold strong in the wake of monumental presidential election WASHINGTON— The results of yesterday’s historic U.S.
November 9th, 2016
This Election, Keys Residents Vote “NO” on GE Mosquitoes
Key Haven voters reject FDA plan to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida Keys WASHINGTON— Residents of Key Haven, Florida made it clear with their votes this Election Day that they do not want genetically engineere.