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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 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
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 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 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 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 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.