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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.
January 8th, 2016
Campbell’s Becomes First Major U.S. Company to Label GMOs
Congress must uphold highest standard in labeling, as modeled by Vermont and Campbell’s WASHINGTON, DC—Center for Food Safety today applauded Campbell’s Soup Company for its decision to label those of its products t.
January 6th, 2016
Beekeeper, Farmers, and Public Interest Groups Sue EPA over Failed Oversight of Neonicotinoid-coated Seeds
Widespread and unregulated use of insecticide threatens bees, birds, livelihoods and ecosystems WASHINGTON, DC — Center for Food Safety, on behalf of several beekeepers, farmers and sustainable agriculture and conservation groups, fi.
January 5th, 2016
Lawsuit Launched for Endangered Species Act Protection of Monarch Butterflies
WASHINGTON— Two environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today over its failure to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.
December 29th, 2015
Judge Signals Wyoming’s Data Trespass Laws Likely Unconstitutional
Ruling on Motions, Judge Expresses First Amendment Free Speech Concerns CHEYENNE, WY (December 29, 2015) – A federal judge noted “serious concerns and questions” about the constitutionality of Wyoming’s co.
December 22nd, 2015
Victory! Jackson County, Oregon GE-Free Zone Successfully Protected From Legal Challenge
Federal Court Decision Upholding County Ordinance Will Not Be Appealed Medford, OR – Today a Federal Judge in Oregon approved a consent decree , or court-approved settlement, protecting Jackson County Oregon’s &ldquo.
December 16th, 2015
Public Pressure and Allies in Congress Keep “Rider” Blocking State Labeling of GMOs Out of Spending Bill
WASHINGTON, DC— Center for Food Safety today praised Congress for not including a policy rider in the must-pass federal omnibus spending bill that would have blocked states from implementing mandatory genetically engineered (GE) food labe.
December 8th, 2015
Major Japanese and American Consumer Groups Oppose Genetically Engineered Salmon
TOKYO, JAPAN ( December 8 , 2015)— Today, Center for Food Safety and the Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union (SCCCU) of Japan, jointly opposed the commercialization of the genetically engineered (GE) salmon recently a.
December 3rd, 2015
World Soil Day Can Bring Hope to Climate Talks
Center for Food Safety champions potential of soil carbon sequestration at official Paris climate negotiations View Soil Solutions to Climate Problems Released in Paris PARIS, FRANCE (December 3, 2015)— Center for Food Sa.