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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.
February 11th, 2016
Center for Food Safety Challenges EPA’s Failure to Enforce Water Protections
Insecticide Threatens Aquatic Life despite EPA’s Demand that Bayer Comply with Conditions of Registration WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2016)— Center for Food Safety today filed a demand letter seeking compliance by the Env.
February 4th, 2016
Make it Mandatory: Pesticide Disclosure Bill Passes in House
Statewide mandatory pesticide disclosure bill passes through House Energy and Environmental Protection Committee February 4, 2016 (Honolulu, HI)— Responding to hundreds of concerned parents, citizens and advocacy groups, the State Ho.
February 3rd, 2016
TPP Deal Jeopardizes Food Safety and Public Health
Center for Food Safety urges Congress to oppose trade deal WASHINGTON, DC—Center for Food Safety today condemned New Zealand’s signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which would lower food safety standards.
February 2nd, 2016
Legal Petition Urges EPA to Protect Waters from Widespread Insecticide Contamination
EPA must fix key policies to stem imminent threats to aquatic life WASHINGTON, DC— Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a formal petition with the U.S.
February 2nd, 2016
Vermont Legislator to Congress: “Protect Vermont’s Right to Know”
WASHINGTON, DC--Tomorrow, a representative from the Vermont State legislature, along with allies at the national nonprofit Center for Food Safety, will head to Capitol Hill to speak with Congress about the importance of Vermont’s democrati.
February 1st, 2016
FDA Puts Brakes on Genetically Engineered Salmon until Labeling Requirements are Established
WASHINGTON, DC— The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Friday it would block all imports of AquaBounty’s recently approved genetically engineered (GE) salmon until the agency had determined how to label the novel produ.
January 19th, 2016
Proposed Oregon Legislation Would Allow Communities to Protect Farmers’ Traditional Crops from Contamination by Genetically Engineered Crops
Salem, OR – With backing from groups representing family farmers and food advocates, Oregon Representative Paul Holvey has introduced legislation that would give local governments back the right to protect farmers growing traditional cro.
January 13th, 2016
Coalition Sues North Carolina over Constitutionality of ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law
Law challenged on First Amendment, Equal Protection, Due Process Grounds Raleigh, N.C.
January 13th, 2016
National and Local Groups Oppose New Industrial Fish Farming Regulations
Department of Commerce approves new rules allowing offshore aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico New Orleans, LA –Today, consumer, environmental, and sustainable fishing and farming organizations expressed their strong opposition to new fe.