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March 31st, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon
Coalition of Fishing, Consumer, and Environmental Groups Say First-ever Approval of Laboratory-Created Food Animal Violated Laws and Ignored Risks to Wild Salmon and Fishing Communities A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commer.
March 22nd, 2016
Another Victory for Consumers: MARS to Label GE Ingredients
Major food producer says it will include clear labeling on all packaging Mars, Incorporated has announced it will introduce clear, on-package labeling on its products that contain genetically engineered (GE, also known as GMO) ingredients.
March 21st, 2016
Study: World’s Largest Monarch Population Could Disappear in 20 Years
84 Percent Decline Driven by Loss of Milkweed Due to Genetically Engineered Crops The eastern population of the monarch butterfly — which includes 99 percent of the world’s monarchs — is at high risk of extinction.
March 18th, 2016
Hawai‘i Governor Agrees to Review Citizens’ Demands for Pesticide Reform
Affected moms, children and community members meet with Governor David Ige, ask him to take action on the Kauaʻi Joint Fact Finding Report Recommendations March 18, 2016 (Honolulu, HI)—20 community members are taking a stand after las.
March 16th, 2016
Victory! Latest Industry Effort to Block GMO Food Labeling Defeated in Senate
Defeat of the “DARK Act” is Major Victory for America’s Right to Know Today the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act failed to garner enough votes for cloture by a vote of 49-48 , effectively defeating the.
March 10th, 2016
Obama Administration Sued Over Failure to Protect Monarch Butterflies
WASHINGTON—Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today over its failure to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.
March 8th, 2016
USDA Urged to Reform Scientific Integrity Policy after Allegations of Scientific Censorship
Federal scientists cite agency interference in research on bee-toxic pesticides As scrutiny of censorship of federal scientists has grown – including a feature in Sunday’s The Washington Post Magazine – a coalitio.
March 3rd, 2016
Hawai'i House Judiciary Committee Blocks Right to Spray Bill to Protect Public Health
Communities in Hawai'i celebrated today after the deadline passed for Hawai'i’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm.
March 2nd, 2016
Center for Food Safety Moves to Defend California From Monsanto Attack
Intervention sought in Monsanto lawsuit challenging the listing of Roundup pesticide as cancer-causing Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a legal motion to intervene in Monsanto corporation’s litigation challenging the listin.
March 1st, 2016
DARK Act Returns to Congress in Latest Industry Effort to Block GMO Food Labeling
Senate Agriculture Committee passes anti-democratic, anti-labeling bill WASHINGTON, DC (March 1, 2016)—Center for Food Safety has condemned a new bill introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts that passed the Se.
February 26th, 2016
Monarch Butterfly Population Rebounds to 68 Percent of 22-year Average, But Still Low
Favorable Weather Boosts Numbers, But Herbicides Still Threaten Butterfly's Future WASHINGTON— At 150 million butterflies, the annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released today shows an encouraging population rebou.
February 24th, 2016
Consumer Coalition Calls for In-N-Out Burger to Reduce Routine Antibiotics Use in Beef
Over 50 Groups Call on Restaurant Chain to Change Beef Sourcing Policies Oakland, CA -- Public interest, environmental, food safety and consumer groups representing millions of consumers today announced a campaign calling on In-N-Out Burger, C.
February 22nd, 2016
Corn Industry Injects More Fear into GMO Labeling Debate with False Claims of Higher Food Prices
February 22, 2016— Center for Food Safety today criticized a study being promoted by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) regarding the cost of labeling genetically engineered (GE) foods.
February 16th, 2016
Hawai‘i House Agriculture Committee Blocks Vital Protections for Children from Pesticide Exposure
February 16, 2016 (Honolulu, HI)— Today, the Hawai‘i House Agriculture Committee, in a joint hearing with House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection, deferred voting on a bill that would create no-spray buffer .
February 16th, 2016
Fishing and Public Interest Groups File Challenge to Feds’ Unprecedented Decision to Establish Aquaculture in Offshore U.S. Waters
Industrial aquaculture would bring economic and environmental harms to Gulf of Mexico and beyond New Orleans, LA (February 16, 2016)— Center for Food Safety has filed a new lawsuit challenging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad.