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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 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 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.
July 26th, 2016
Obama Forced to Acknowledge Opposition to the DARK Act
100,000+ signatures on White House petition decry GMO labeling bill WASHINGTON— Today a petition calling on President Obama to veto a discriminatory GMO labeling bill surpassed the 100,000 signature threshold that demands the pre.
July 14th, 2016
Win for Animal Welfare and Food Safety: Missouri Governor Vetoes Ag-gag Bill!
Governor Nixon calls the bill an “odious effort” to keep citizens in the dark WASHINGTON— Last week Missouri governor Jay Nixon vetoed what he called an “odious” bill that would have deprived.
July 14th, 2016
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Reject Discriminatory Labeling Bill
(Photo Credit: Post Gazette) Urges veto on basis of discrimination against poor, elderly and minorities WASHINGTON— Today Reverend Jesse Jackson urged President Obama to veto the GMO labeling bill that is currently before the H.
July 6th, 2016
CFS Condemns Senate Vote on GMO Non-Labeling Bill
*** UPDATE *** The Senate passed the DARK Act shortly after 11pm ET Thursday evening with a final vote of 63-30. The bill will now move to the House where CFS will continue the fight against this discriminatory legislation.
July 1st, 2016
National Organic Organizations, Farmer Groups and Companies Oppose Senate GMO Labeling Deal
Cite dangers of Stabenow/Roberts Bill to organic WASHINGTON— Organic organizations, farmer groups and companies around the nation representing millions of organic consumers and thousands of organic farmers have voiced their opposi.
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
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.