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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
Win for Democracy: Sonoma County Votes to Ban GMO Crops
Local Victory has Big Impact on Food, Farmers and Environment SAN FRANCISCO— Today Center for Food Safety celebrates a huge victory for voters in Sonoma County, California who voted to approve a measure that will prohibit geneticall.
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.
November 4th, 2016
Thousands of Concerned Citizens Deliver Petition to Keep Oil Wastewater Off Crops
Bee Sweet Citrus and Wonderful Company Feel the Heat SAN FRANCISCO— Today Center for Food Safety and Breast Cancer Action delivered a petition carrying nearly 13,000 signatures—including those of women diagnosed with and .
November 1st, 2016
After Cursory Review, EPA Proposes Dramatic Expansion of Toxic Pesticide Blend Enlist Duo
Agency Ignores Legal Requirement to Fully Consider Impacts to Environment, Endangered Species WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency today reapproved and proposed a dramatic expansion of the use of the toxic pesticide Enl.
October 27th, 2016
Top Candy Company MARS Commits to Phasing Out Harmful Nanoparticles from Food Products
Center for Food Safety urges fast action and broader commitment on removal - WASHINGTON— This week MARS Corp.
October 21st, 2016
Genetically Engineered Trees Condemned in Region known as “Ground Zero” for Their Development
North Myrtle Beach, SC— In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall only days before, strategies to stop the development of genetically engineered trees (GE trees) were the topic at a meeting that brought Indigenous Peoples.
October 3rd, 2016
Preferred Popcorn Moves to Protect Bees and the Environment
Farmer-Owned Company Commits to Removing Bee-Toxic Neonicotinoids from Supply Chain WASHINGTON— Center for Food Safety (CFS) today congratulated Preferred Popcorn, a fully farmer-owned company, for its leadership in taking a bold st.
September 22nd, 2016
United Nations Signs Commitment on Antibiotics to Fight Global Threat of Superbugs, Downplays Livestock Industry’s Role in the Crisis
WASHINGTON— Yesterday the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly met in New York to commit to global actions for combatting the growing public health crisis of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
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).