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May 5th, 2016
Hawai‘i State Legislature Provides Landmark State-Funded Tax Credit Supporting Organic Farmers
HONOLULU— Hawai‘i lawmakers hope to strengthen and expand the state’s organic farming sector after passing unprecedented legislation.
April 27th, 2016
Antioch College becomes Official Bee-Friendly, Neonic-Free Campus
Center for Food Safety Certifies under BEE Protective Campaign. WASHINGTON– Center for Food Safety (CFS) celebrates Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio for becoming a designated neonicotinoid-free campus.
April 12th, 2016
A Miracle For Bees
Scott’s Miracle-Gro to remove bee-killing chemicals from Ortho-brand products.
April 7th, 2016
USDA Proposes Organic Animal Welfare Regulations
New rule would hold organic food animal production to higher standards.
April 4th, 2016
Villanova University becomes Official Bee-Friendly, Neonic-Free Campus
Center for Food Safety Certifies Second University Under BEE Protective Campaign. Center for Food Safety (CFS) congratulates Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania on becoming a designated neonicotinoid-free campus.
March 31st, 2016
Groups Sue to Force FDA to Act on Chemical in Food Packaging
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Center for Food Safety, on behalf of themselves and four other public health and environmental organizations, sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today to force it to act on a petition to ban perchlo.
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.