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May 3rd, 2007
1430
Amicus Curiae request on case involving consumers' right to know about the use of artificial dyes in farm-raised salmon
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 28th, 2011
1715
CFS Comments to USDA on proposed National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (NLGMA). CFS believes that food safety is not just about eliminating microbial contamination from farms and processing facilities. It is also about looking at the full spectrum of factors that impinge upon delivering safe, healthy food to consumers across the U.S. and abroad. CFS does not believe that these values and practices that underpin a safe food system can be preserved with the introduction of a NLGMA that is driven by large-
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1798
SC amicus 7
Amicus brief from Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, and Center for Biological Diversity
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1797
SC amicus 6
Amicus brief from Natural Resources Defense Counsel and Prof. Craig N. Johnston, Prof. Michael C. Blumm, Prof. David W. Case, Prof. Jamison E. Colburn, Prof. William F. Funk, Prof. David K. Mears, Prof. Patrick A. Parenteau, Prof. John T. Parry, Prof. Melissa A. Powers, and Prof. Mary C. Wood
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1796
SC amicus 5
Amicus brief from Dinah Bear, Robert Glicksman, Oliver Houck, Daniel Mandelker, Thomas McGarity, Robert Percival, Zygmunt Plater, Nicholas Robinson, and Gary Widman
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May 29th, 2012
2205
CFS comments to USDA opposing the Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection (Docket No. FSIS-2011-0012-0001 and FSIS-2011-0012-0903)
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
May 1st, 2008
1502
Groups Demand EPA Stop Sale of 200+ Potentially Dangerous Nano-Silver Products
/policy-comments
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August 23rd, 2012
2001
CFS Comments to the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture: Compensation is Not Protection from GE Contamination
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1795
SC amicus 4
Amicus brief from Union of Concerned Scientists, Center for Responsible Genetics, Dr. Steven R. Radosevich, Dr. Paul E. Arriola, Dr. John Fagan, Dr. E. Ann Clark, Dr. Don M. Huber, Dr. Rubens Onofre Nodari, Dr. Doreen Stabinsky, and Caroline Cox
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 13th, 2011
1690
Science comments: CFS files legal, scientific, and member comments to USDA on the Agency's draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto's genetically engineered, Roundup Ready sugar beets
/legal-actions
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October 30th, 2007
1435
Eleven Plaintiffs File Complaint to Stop USDA's Dangerous 'Over 30 month Rule,' Address Mad Cow Risks
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December 13th, 2011
1692
Appendix: CFS files legal, scientific, and member comments to USDA on the Agency's draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto's genetically engineered, Roundup Ready sugar beets
/policy-comments
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December 13th, 2011
1689
Legal Comments: CFS files legal, scientific, and member comments to USDA on the Agency's draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto's genetically engineered, Roundup Ready sugar beets
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December 13th, 2011
1691
Science Comments II: CFS files legal, scientific, and member comments to USDA on the Agency's draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto's genetically engineered, Roundup Ready sugar beets
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
July 11th, 2007
1509
CFS files complaint and legal petition with USDA urging the agency to enforce the integrity of the organic food label by preventing the misleading labeling of imported seafood as 'organic,' despite there being no U.S. organic standards for seafood.
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1792
SC amicus 1
Amicus brief from California, Oregon, and Massachusetts
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January 19th, 2012
2204
CFS comments to U.S. EPA on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Reporting Rule (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0188)
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1794
SC amicus 3
Amicus brief from Arkansas Rice Growers Association, Rice Producers of California, New England Farmers Union, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, FedCo Seeds, Inc., Nat’l Farmers Union of Canada, Genetics International, Eckenberg Farms, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture
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December 19th, 2011
2042
Letter to FDA from CFS and other groups regarding the finding of Infectious Salmon Anemia at AquaBounty's facility in 2009, noting the finding was not taken into consideration by the agency
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1793
SC amicus 2
Amicus brief from CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley), Montana Organic Ass’n, Nat’l Cooperative Grocers’ Ass’n, Nat’l Organic Coalition, Organic Farming Research Foundation, Organic Seed Alliance, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Ass’n, Organic Trade Ass’n, Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance, United Natural Foods, Inc., Eden Foods, Inc., Annie’s, Inc., Clif Bar & Company, Nature’s Path Foods, Inc., Purist Foods, Inc., Stonyfield Farm, Inc., and Straus Family Creamery
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 13th, 2011
1688
CFS files legal, scientific, and member comments to USDA on the Agency's draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto's genetically engineered, Roundup Ready sugar beets
/legal-actions
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December 8th, 2009
2028
CFS and IATP file legal petition with FDA to suspend new approvals of arsenic-containing additives in animal feed
/policy-comments
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September 11th, 2012
1662
CFS comments to USDA opposing deregulation of Bayer's isoxaflutole-resistant soybean
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2155
BEE Protective Model City and Campus Resolution
BEE Protective Model City and Campus Resolution
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publications and resources > policy comments
April 8th, 2013
2059
CFS comments to USDA regarding the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Docket No. FNS-2011-0019)
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
March 18th, 2011
1446
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice file suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), arguing that the agency's recent unrestricted approval of genetically engineered (GE), 'Roundup Ready' Alfalfa was unlawful.
/legal-actions
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January 31st, 2011
1520
Leading organic businesses and trade groups have filed a joint brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of the Center for Food Safety and opposed to Monsanto in the ongoing case regarding planting of Roundup Ready, genetically engineered sugar beets.
/policy-comments
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March 28th, 2013
2027
Comments to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation opposing approval of the neonicotinoid insecticide Belay® for use on rice in the state
/policy-comments
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April 26th, 2013
2137
Letter to FDA opposing approval of genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon from CFS, Greenpeace, American Rivers, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Ocean Conservancy (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899)
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2300
ICTA amicus for Myriad
ICTA amicus for Myriad
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
April 23rd, 2012
1500
ICTA files amicus brief dealing with Nano-Silver pesticide case
/reports/1402/monsanto-vs-us-farmers-executive-summary
publications and resources > reports
January 3rd, 2005
1402
Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers (Executive Summary)
/reports/1401/monsanto-vs-us-farmers
publications and resources > reports
January 3rd, 2005
1401
Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers
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April 29th, 2013
2142
CFS comments regarding the Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status for genetically engineered, Freeze Tolerant Hybrid Eucalyptus Lines (Docket No. APHIS-2012-0030)
/policy-comments
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April 26th, 2013
2136
Comments from CFS and Earthjustice to FDA opposing approval of genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon (Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899)
/legal-actions
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March 21st, 2012
2006
CFS files emergency legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend further use of a pesticide the agency knows poses harm to honey bees, and adopt safeguards to ensure similar future pesticides aren’t approved by the agency
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
November 30th, 2010
1515
Court Orders Removal of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beet Seed Crop; Finds Government and Monsanto rushed to illegally plant herbicide resistant crop
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2119
House GE Labeling Bill 2013
House GE Labeling Bill 2013
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 25th, 2012
1746
CFS comments on Emergency Petition for Suspension of Registration of bee-toxic pesticide Clothianidin
/legal-actions
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March 12th, 2007
1451
Federal Judge Orders First-Ever Moratorium On Sale Of Genetically Altered Seed. USDA approval of genetically engineered alfalfa is vacated, seed sales halted: Preliminary Injunction
/policy-comments
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September 21st, 2012
1608
CFS comments to EPA on Notice of Receipt of Application to Register New Use of Dicamba on Monsanto's Dicamba Resistant MON 87708 Soybean
/legal-actions
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August 13th, 2010
1484
Federal Court Finds in Favor Of CFS, Rescinds USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets. Order Bans Planting or Sale of Controversial Crop. Court Denies Monsanto Request to Allow Continued Planting.
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publications and resources > legal actions
September 29th, 2010
1483
Federal Court Finds USDA Broke The Law In Allowing Planting Of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets. Court To Consider Appropriate Remedy For Industry's Rush To Plant Monsanto's Herbicide Resistant Crop
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publications and resources > policy comments
January 25th, 2013
2017
CFS science comments on Proposed Rule that "Amends control area and regulations for growing Brassica spp.  and Raphanus spp. in Willamette Valley" in Oregon
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
March 11th, 2003
1489
Petition seeking an environmental impact statement concerning the deregulation of genetically engineered wheat varieties and the listing of genetically engineered wheat varieties as noxious weeds
/policy-comments
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October 11th, 2010
1631
Resolution adopted by the City of Petersburg, Alaska opposing an application from AquaBounty Technologies, Inc to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve and market genetically engineered Atlantic salmon in the United States
/policy-comments
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October 6th, 2010
1633
Comments from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Conservation Genetics Community of Practice (COP) to the FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee on GE salmon approval
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 30th, 2010
1635
Comments from Gregory Moyer, PhD, Regional Geneticist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to FDA's Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee on GE salmon approval
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
January 8th, 2003
1457
Complaint to USDA on commercialization of genetically engineered bentgrass
/policy-comments
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October 12th, 2010
1699
CFS Comments on National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Materials Committee: Proposal from Materials Committee to the NOSB on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials for discussion October 25-28, 2010.
/legal-actions
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January 14th, 2004
1492
Amicus brief supporting a Canadian canola grower battling the Monsanto Company in court
/legal-actions
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January 14th, 2004
1468
Lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration for failure to regulate genetically engineered GloFish, the first genetically engineered pet to enter U.S. market
/policy-comments
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October 28th, 2010
1628
Resolution adopted by the Gustavus City Council (Gustavus, Alaska) expressing opposition to allowing AquaBounty to market genetically engineered salmon
/legal-actions
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October 16th, 2002
1507
CFS Files Legal Action Against USDA on National Organic Standards
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September 3rd, 2010
1648
U.S. Congressional Rep. Dennis Kucinich sent a letter to FDA Principle Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein, Rep. Dennis Kucinich requesting that FDA delay its public meetings by 30 days as well as provide a 90-day public comment period, currently absent from the GE salmon approval process. Rep. Kucinich is the Chairman of the House Domestic Policy Subcommittee, which has broad jurisdiction over many federal agencies, including FDA.
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August 30th, 2010
2200
CFS comments on FDA draft guidance on the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals
/policy-comments
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June 7th, 2010
1661
CFS comments to the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) of the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on agricultural research funding.
/legal-actions
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September 27th, 1997
1478
First amended complaint to Environmental Protection Agency concerning the registration and use of genetically engineered plants expressing Bt endotoxins
/policy-comments
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March 3rd, 2010
1578
Letter to USDA opposing deregulation of GE alfalfa from 300 farmers, organic producers and NGOs
/policy-comments
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September 27th, 2010
1637
Letter from U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to FDA urging a delay in any decisions on GE salmon
/legal-actions
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July 18th, 2002
1458
Petition on Genetically Engineered Bentgrass, including a noxious weed listing petition
/legal-actions
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April 15th, 2002
1462
Petition seeking a criminal investigation into Monsanto Company's and Aventis Cropscience USA's sale of contaminated genetically engineered canola seed
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September 26th, 2001
1495
Petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeking improvements in the way that genetically engineered arthropods are regulated
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May 27th, 2004
1490
Amicus brief filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in defense of the European Union's de facto moratorium on the approval of genetically engineered foods and crops
/policy-comments
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November 18th, 2010
1620
Letter from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) to FDA urging the agency to properly vet the unique issues and concerns raised by GE fish in a more transparent manner
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
April 5th, 2006
1453
Federal court finds USDA erred in approving genetically engineered alfalfa without full environmental review. Precedent-setting Decision May Block Planting, Sales of Monsanto Alfalfa. Original Complaint.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 21st, 2010
1612
Letter to USDA Deputy Commissioner Sharfstein from Ocean Conservancy and Center for Food Safety expressing concern with the potential approval of GE salmon ahead of a full and complete environmental impact review, and urging FDA to uphold its commitment to review all public comments received to date and to establish an additional 30-day public comment period to seek further public input.
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publications and resources > policy comments
January 24th, 2011
1575
CFS open letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and other key Agencies requesting that the USDA carefully reconsider, based on sound science, the full range of impacts that would ensue from the commercial planting of genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready (RR) alfalfa
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
February 14th, 2007
1452
Federal court finds USDA erred in approving genetically engineered alfalfa without full environmental review. Precedent-setting Decision May Block Planting, Sales of Monsanto Alfalfa.
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publications and resources > legal actions
February 6th, 2007
1459
Federal Court Orders for the First Time a Halt to New Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Crops. Far-Reaching Decision Requires More Rigorous Environmental Review For Future Trials. Past Trials on Genetically Engineered Creeping Bentgrass Ruled Illegal.
/legal-actions
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September 14th, 2006
1479
Legal petition calls for banning all LibertyLink rice as plant pests. USDA urged to deny approval of illegal genetically engineered rice found in food supply.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 2nd, 2011
1665
CFS Science Policy Analyst Bill Freese has over a decade of experience engaging the USDA, EPA and FDA on dozens of different GE crops and GE crop regulatory matters. In 2004, he teamed up with the distinguished Salk Institute cell biologist Dr. Dave Schubert to publish a peer-reviewed critique of the US regulatory system for GE crops.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 28th, 2011
1542
CFS comments to USDA on proposed National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement (Docket No. AO-FV-09-0138; AMS-FV-09-0029; FV-09-9701)
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
February 16th, 2006
1454
Complaint filed by a coalition of farmers, farm groups, consumers, and environmentalists regarding the USDA's approval of GE alfalfa.
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
May 9th, 2005
1493
Amicus brief filed in support of Mitchell Scruggs, an American farmer sued by Monsanto for alleged patent infringement
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
June 1st, 2005
1437
CFS joins brief with R-CALF (the Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund) to stop USDA's attempt to re-open the Canadian border for beef imports
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 6th, 2010
1693
Legal Comments: Center for Food Safety comments to USDA APHIS opposing partial deregulation and commercialization of genetically engineered sugar beets
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
February 25th, 2005
1442
Federal Judge Cites EPA Erroneous Denial of CFS Sludge Petition.
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
June 14th, 2004
1506
CFS Submits Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiff in National Organic Standards Lawsuit Against USDA
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
August 5th, 2004
1505
CFS Files Lawsuit Against USDA Over Secrecy of Organic Agriculture Records
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
January 26th, 2005
1504
Decision Reached in Favor of CFS Amicus Brief in Lawsuit Against USDA
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 6th, 2010
1695
Science Comments II: Center for Food Safety comments to USDA APHIS opposing partial deregulation and commercialization of genetically engineered sugar beets
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
September 29th, 2005
1436
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
June 22nd, 2005
1486
Complaint filed with USDA regarding GE wheat FOIA
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 6th, 2010
1694
Science Comments: Center for Food Safety comments to USDA APHIS opposing partial deregulation and commercialization of genetically engineered sugar beets
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
June 22nd, 2005
1503
CFS Files Petition with USDA Asking for Clarification on Interpretation of the Organic Rule
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 29th, 2013
2147
Comments to aphis on petition for determination of nonregulated status of soybean genetically engineered for resistance to hppd inhibitor herbicides (Docket No. APHIS‐2012‐0090)
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publications and resources > policy comments
April 29th, 2013
2146
Comments to aphis on petition for determination of nonregulated status of cotton genetically engineered for resistance to the herbicides dicamba and glufosinate (Docket No. APHIS‐2012‐0097)
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publications and resources > testimony
September 26th, 2013
2605
Testimony by CFS attorney Lori Ann Burd to the Oregon State Legislature Joint Interim Committee on Special Session, in opposition to the inclusion of SB 633 language on preemption of local laws regulating agriculture in the tax and pension package
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 8th, 2014
3056
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board on presumption of limited synthetics, synthetic material use in aquaculture, synthetic methionine in organic poultry feed, GE contamination prevention and seed purity, the use of streptomycin in organic apple and pear production, and organic research priorities.
/reports-pdfs
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2043
Letter from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency identifying a positive finding of Infectious Salmon Anemia at AquaBounty's facility on Prince Edward Island, Canada
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
March 24th, 2014
3002
Lawsuit launched to protect endangered species from dangerous new pesticide, cyantraniliprole
/reports-pdfs
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1966
Amicus brief from rice growers
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 4th, 2014
2962
CFS comments regarding USDA's Federal Register Notice on "Enhancing Agricultural Coexistence" between organic, conventional and genetically engineered crops.
/reports-pdfs
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1970
Amicus brief from Law Professors
/reports-pdfs
publications and resources > reports pdfs
1969
Amicus brief from Scientists
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 25th, 2014
3015
CFS Comments on Docket number USTR-2014-0005 Concerning Proposed Public Interest Trade Advisory Committee
/reports-pdfs
publications and resources > reports pdfs
2131
House Letter
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
July 15th, 2013
2387
Testimony by CFS science policy analyst Bill Freese on bill 2491, a bill that would allow Kauai County (HI) to govern the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms on the island.
/reports-pdfs
publications and resources > reports pdfs
1967
Amicus brief from leading organic companies
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 26th, 2003
1553
CFS Comments to FDA Concerning New Studies about Cancer and Genetic Damage Risks Associated with Irradiated Foods
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 23rd, 2010
1639
Comment to FDA from Alaska Governor Seam Parnell, expressing concern about rhe possible approval of GE salmon, and urging that any such salmon be labeled according to Alaska state regulations
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
July 30th, 2013
2400
CFS Testifies Before New York State Assembly about GE Labeling Law
/reports/2210/best-public-relations-that-money-can-buy-a-guide-to-food-industry-front-groups
publications and resources > reports
May 14th, 2013
2210
Best Public Relations That Money Can Buy: A Guide to Food Industry Front Groups
/reports-pdfs
publications and resources > reports pdfs
1971
Amicus Brief from NRDC
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 1st, 2013
2621
CFS comments to the National Organic Standards Board regarding sunset policy; streptomycin; synthetic methionine in organic poultry feed; aquaculture synthetic materials; conflict of interest; and confidential business information (Docket No. AMS-NOP-13-0049)
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
March 15th, 2013
1868
Legal petition to FDA filed by CFS and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy asking FDA to halt antibiotic use in fuel byproduct sold as animal feed
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
April 18th, 2007
1758
NOC Testimony of Bea James, National Cooperative Grocers Association, before the House Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on Specialty Crops and Organic Programs, hearing on Organic Agriculture and Rural Development
/reports/1411/monsanto-vs-us-farmers-november-2007-update
publications and resources > reports
November 1st, 2007
1411
Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers: November 2007 Update
/pdfs
pdfs
2748
Correlation between glyphosate use and Monarch migration routes and breeding
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 23rd, 2013
2664
Letter from CFS and 57 organizations and businesses to House and Senate conferees supporting a pollinator protection provision, Sec. 11315, in H.R.2642 the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (the Farm Bill) of 2013.
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
March 21st, 2007
1759
Testimony of NOC's Legislative Coordinator Steve Etka before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies, regarding the fiscal year 2008 appropriations request
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 21st, 2013
2673
CFS comments to the National Organic Program opposing the inclusion of biodegradable bioplastic mulch on the National List of materials allowed for use in organic farming because research has not conclusively demonstrated that it can biodegrade in the field.
/reports/1397/a-new-view-of-us-agriculture
publications and resources > reports
May 1st, 2006
1397
A New View of U.S. Agriculture
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 10th, 2013
2208
CFS comments to the US Trade Representative concerning the proposed Transatlantic Trade and investment Partnership (TTIP), Docket No. USTR-2013-0019)
/reports/1400/the-catch-with-seafood-human-health-impacts-of-drugs-and-chemicals-used-by-the-aquaculture-industry
publications and resources > reports
April 4th, 2005
1400
The Catch with Seafood: Human Health Impacts of Drugs and Chemicals Used by the Aquaculture Industry
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 3rd, 2013
2273
CFS comments to USDA outlining objections to the draft National Organic Program (NOP) Sunset Review Rules (AMS-NOP-11-0003; NOP-10-13PR) and to the improper procedures used to draft the rules.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 23rd, 2013
2590
Joint letter to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber opposing the inclusion of the local seed and food preemption bill (SB 633) in the PERS/tax reform package up for consideration by the legislature in the special session
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
February 14th, 2013
2182
CFS files lawsuits to stop groundwater pollution from industrial Dairies in Yakima Valley, Washington
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
December 20th, 2012
2180
CFS files legal petition with FDA calling for immediate action on the use of ractopamine in US meat production
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 11th, 2013
2577
Letter to Senate leadership from CFS and more than 120 organizations strongly opposing inclusion of the "Monsanto Protection Act" in the FY14 continuing resolution
/reports/1770/seed-giants-vs-us-farmers
publications and resources > reports
February 13th, 2013
1770
Seed Giants vs. U.S. Farmers
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 14th, 2014
2910
Comments in response to the Department of Ecology's proposal to develop an Environmental Impact Statement for use of imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid insecticide, for the control of two species of native burrowing shrimp on commercial shellfish beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, Washington
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
September 21st, 2010
1749
USDA transcript of the public hearing on the labeling of food made from AquAdvantage Salmon
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
December 17th, 2013
2788
CFS amicus brief filed on behalf of CFS, Public Justice, Healthy Food Action, and Food & Water Watch in Utah District Court in support of Animal Legal Defense Fund et al. in their lawsuit challenging Utah's "ag gag" law
/reports/1788/food-safety-review-genetically-engineered-salmon-the-next-generation-of-industrial-aquaculture
publications and resources > reports
February 18th, 2013
1788
Food Safety Review: Genetically Engineered Salmon: The Next Generation of Industrial Aquaculture
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
March 15th, 2011
2381
Biodiversity Impacts of Biofuels: Focus on Ethanol from Corn. Presentation by Bill Freese, CFS Science Policy Analyst to the California Air Resources Board regarding how America's biofuels policy encouraging conversion of corn to ethanol is harming our environment and doing nothing to stop global warming.
/reports-pdfs
publications and resources > reports pdfs
1972
Amicus brief from Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, and Center for Biological Diversity
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 14th, 2014
2911
Comments to the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on their proposal to amend the labels for two neonicotinoid pesticide products to expand the list of approved uses and proposal to register a pesticide product that contains a new active ingredient called cyantraniliprole.
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
December 16th, 2013
2782
CFS legal brief on behalf of numerous environmental, consumer and sustainable agriculture organizations in support of a lawsuit by the nation's major beekeeping associations against the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the registation of sulfoxaflor
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
March 12th, 2008
1756
NOC testimony to the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies regarding Fiscal Year 2009 Appropriations Requests
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 13th, 2013
2707
CFS Comments to FDA on Draft Guidance for Industry on Arsenic in Apple Juice
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
August 27th, 2013
2479
Lawsuit challenging Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of farming contracts and pesticide use permits on five refuges in four Midwestern states (IL, IA, MN and MO) without the environmental analysis required by NEPA and the Refuge Act.
/reports/1410/monsanto-v-us-farmers-2010-update
publications and resources > reports
November 1st, 2010
1410
Monsanto v. US Farmers: 2010 Update
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
March 2nd, 2009
1748
CFS's Jaydee Hanson's testimony on Maryland House Bill 664, labeling of food containing a product from cloned animals
/reports/1780/monsanto-vs-us-farmers-2012-update
publications and resources > reports
January 1st, 2012
1780
Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers 2012 Update
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 16th, 2013
2787
CFS comments to USDA opposing approval of genetically engineered "Arctic" apples
/legal-actions
publications and resources > legal actions
November 5th, 2013
2699
Ruling in favor of CFS, federal appeals court refuses government request to further delay food safety rules
/pdfs
pdfs
2829
ICTA TTIP comments to USTR
ICTA TTIP comments to USTR
/testimony
publications and resources > testimony
September 22nd, 2009
1747
CFS's Lisa Bunin, PhD, testifies at the US Department of Agriculture Marketing Service Hearing on the proposed National Leafy Green Marketing Agreement
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 15th, 2002
1597
Comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture's inadequate environmental assessments of Aventis' 'TOPAS 19/2? canola
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
August 21st, 2001
1555
Comments to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to request a formal investigation of the misuse of the words 'pasteurized' and 'pasteurization' to describe irrdiated food products
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 14th, 2001
1556
Comments to FDA opposing the use of ionizing radiation for pre-processed meat and poultry; both raw and pre-processed vegetables, fruits and other agricultural products of plant origin; and certain multi-ingredient food products
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 19th, 2001
1698
Comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on its environmental assessment on the proposal for field trials of genetically engineered pink bollworms
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 15th, 2002
1595
Comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture's inadequate environmental assessments of Monsanto's 'GT 200? canola
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 15th, 2002
1596
Comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture's inadequate environmental assessments of Aventis' 'MS1 and RF1/RF2? canola
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 18th, 2002
1554
CFS asks USDA to keep irradiated food out of school lunch program
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 8th, 2003
1536
CFS urges Environmental Protection Agency to adopt strict guidelines for regulating the aquaculture industry
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 13th, 2002
1604
Comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture's inadequate environmental assessments of Monsanto's 'Insect Resistant Corn Line MON 863?
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 20th, 2002
1538
Comments on the National Marine Fisheries Service Draft Code of Conduct for Responsible Aquaculture in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 14th, 2001
1557
Letter to Chairman of Codex Alimentarius Commission opposing revisions to the Codex standards for irradiation
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 30th, -0001
1423
Genetically Modified (GM) Crops and Pesticide Use
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 30th, -0001
1422
Summary of Center for Food Safety's Science Comments to EPA on Monsanto's Request to Register Dicamba Herbicide for Use on Monsanto's Dicamba-Resistant MON 87708 Soybean
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 25th, 2000
1558
Letter to USDA-APHIS opposing irradiation of imported fruit and vegetable commodities
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 30th, 1998
1738
Comments submitted to Docket No. TMD-94-00-2, USDA's [first] Proposed National Organic Program
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 29th, 1999
1736
Letter to Kathleen Merrigan, Director Agriculture Marketing Service, USDA urging the USDA to establish a simple, cost-effective cost-share program for organic small farmers
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 9th, 2003
1551
CFS Comments in Opposition to USDA's Proposal to Allow Irradiated Ground Beef in School Cafeterias.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 19th, 2007
1609
Farm Bill Could Hamstring State Food Safety Agencies. Consumer, Environmental, Farmer and Animal Welfare Groups Protest Clause that Wipes Out State and Local Authority on Meat, Poultry, Biotechnology
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 18th, 2007
1707
Letter to Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee opposing section 123 of the House Farm Bill
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 21st, 2007
1526
Comments from CFS and allies opposing the Minerals Management Service's proposed plan to allow offshore fish farming and 'rigs to reef' conversion of unused oil rigs
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
May 2nd, 2007
1571
CFS comments to FDA on proposal to allow milk and meat products from cloned animals into the U.S. food supply unlabeled
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 26th, 2007
1742
COALITION OF MORE THAN 40 GROUPS SIGN LETTER URGING THAT 'USDA ORGANIC' STANDARDS BE UPHELD FOR AQUACULTURE
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 21st, 2007
1607
CFS comments to the Department of Justice opposing the merger between Monsanto and Delta Pine Land
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 23rd, 2007
1584
CFS comments to USDA opposing a proposed filed trial of safflower genetically engineered to produce experimental human insulin.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 11th, 2007
1667
CFS comments to USDA on the agency's draft programmatic environmental impact statement regarding the introduction and regulation of genetically engineered crops
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 25th, 2007
1708
National Organic Coalition letter to USDA Secretary Johanns regarding grower group certification under USDA organic standards
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 7th, 2007
1587
CFS comments to USDA opposing the planting of GE Safflower, genetically engineered with a carp growth hormone
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 21st, 2007
1528
CFS comments to USDA on mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of fish and shellfish
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 23rd, 2007
1649
CFS joins other environmental groups in expressing serious concern over NOAA's approach to offshore aquaculture issues and demanding that any offshore aquaculture bill proposed in the 2007 include numerous stringent environmental safeguards, including an express prohibition on the farming of genetically engineered fish
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 20th, 2007
1697
Comments to USDA-APHIS on genetically engineered fruit fly and pink bollworm
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 9th, 2007
1602
CFS comments to USDA on Syngenta's petition to deregulate a new variety of bt corn.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 16th, 2007
1745
CFS comments to the NOSB opposing cloned animals and their offspring from inclusion under the organic standards
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 30th, 2007
1586
CFS comments to USDA-APHIS opposing approval of Ventria Bioscience's proposal to plant 3,200 acres of pharmaceutical rice genetically engineered to express human proteins in Kansas
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 6th, 2007
1686
CFS comments to USDA on Monsanto's petition to deregulate a new variety of Roundup Ready soybeans.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 16th, 2007
1598
CFS comments to the NOSB opposing the inclusion of cloned animals or their offspring under the organic standards
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 4th, 2007
1685
CFS comments to USDA on the Agency's Environmental Assessment regarding Dupont's 'GAT' soybeans ? a new genetically engineered soybean tolerant to two different classes of herbicides: glycines (i.e. glyphosate) and ALS inhibitors
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 22nd, 2008
1717
CFS comments to USDA on proposed pasture standards for organic production
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 20th, 2009
1600
CFS comments to USDA APHIS on proposed new GE corn engineered for ethanol production
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 24th, 2008
1583
CFS comments to USDA APHIS on proposed new regulations for genetically engineered and pharmaceutical crops
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 18th, 2008
1660
Comments by the International Center for Technology Assessment And the Center for Food Safety On the Food and Drug Administration proposed Guidance for Industry Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable rDNA Constructs
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 6th, 2009
1599
CFS comments to USDA APHIS opposing deregulation of Pioneer's corn genetically engineered for resistance to two herbicides
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 20th, 2009
1701
CFS Comments on National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Materials Committee: Nanotechnology in Organic Production and Discussion Document
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 3rd, 2010
1576
CFS comments to USDA on deregulation of GE alfalfa
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 6th, 2009
1543
CFS Opposes Appointment of Dr. Michael Osterholm, food irradiation proponent, as USDA Undersecretary for Food Safety
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 20th, 2009
1666
Diverse Farmer And Public Interest Groups Urge Usda To Freeze Approvals Of Genetically Engineered Crops
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 3rd, 2008
1663
CFS comments to USDA Opposing Deregulation of GE Papayas on the Mainland
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 14th, 2008
1702
NOC letter to House and Senate Farm Bill conferees urging inclusion of the organic conversion program with mandatory access to funding in the 2008 Farm Bill.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 11th, 2008
1579
CFS comments to USDA on EIS scoping document regarding GE alfalfa
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 6th, 2008
1703
NOC letter to House and Senate Farm Bill conferees opposing the specialty crop marketing provision in the House version of the Farm Bill
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 3rd, 2008
1720
CFS comments to USDA on proposed Naturally Raised label
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 30th, 2008
1718
CFS comments to USDA on interim final rule implementing Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
August 18th, 2008
1606
CFS comments to USDA Opposing Deregulation of Bayer's GE, glyphosate-tolerant cotton
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
August 21st, 2008
1545
CFS condemns FDA approval of irradiation of spinach and lettuce as a false solution to the unsanitary practices of industrial agriculture
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 17th, 2007
1540
CFS joins other environmental groups in expressing serious concern over NOAA's approach to offshore aquaculture issues and demanding that any offshore aquaculture bill proposed in the 2007 include numerous stringent environmental safeguards, including an express prohibition on the farming of genetically engineered fish
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 22nd, 2006
1709
NOC letter to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service supporting clear, objective, and enforceable pasture standards for organic livestock
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 22nd, 2004
1732
The organic committee of the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture submits letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture concerning National Organic Program
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 22nd, 2004
1562
Bush administration given grade of 'D' at six-month anniversary of mad cow finding
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 19th, 2004
1563
Thirteen organizations call on U.S. Department of Agriculture to permit companies to conduct their own mad cow disease tests, and to expand its own testing program
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 1st, 2004
1535
Comments to U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy concerning its preliminary report on aquaculture
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 23rd, 2004
1533
Congressional letter requesting a Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for ocean finfish aquaculture in the Exclusive Economic Zone
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 31st, 2005
1659
Letter of support to Alaskan Senator Kim Elton in regards to his efforts to push for mandatory labeling of GE fish
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
January 24th, 2005
1580
Comments to USDA/APHIS Regarding Environmental Assessment of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
December 20th, 2004
1696
Comments to USDA/APHIS Regarding Environmental Assessment of Genetically Engineered Sugarbeets
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
August 24th, 2004
1561
CFS submits comments to USDA/APHIS and FDA regarding mad cow feed rule.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 25th, 2004
1581
Comments to USDA/APHIS Regarding Proposed Environmental Impact Statement on Genetically Engineered Bentgrass
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publications and resources > policy comments
February 26th, 2004
1681
Comments at APHIS Stakeholder discussion series on their upcoming Environmental Impact Statement and revised plant biotechnology regulations
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
April 2nd, 2004
1680
Comments to the Office of the US Trade Representative regarding the WTO/EU dispute
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 4th, 2004
1582
Comments to the USDA on a petition submitted by the Monsanto Company and Scotts Company for approval of genetically engineered bentgrass
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 10th, 2006
1683
CFS comments to USDA APHIS on Bayer's petition to deregulate its genetically engineered LL601 rice found to have illegally contaminated the food supply
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
July 26th, 2006
1724
CFS comments to USDA on pasture requirements and prohibition of genetically engineered forage under the Grass Fed label.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 10th, 2006
1684
Supplemental Comments: CFS comments to USDA APHIS on Bayer's petition to deregulate its genetically engineered LL601 rice found to have illegally contaminated the food supply
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
October 12th, 2006
1743
CFS urges the National Organic Standards Board to prohibit use of fish meal and open water net pens in organic aquaculture
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
November 14th, 2006
1530
CFS urges Senate to reject provisions for Rigs to Fish Farms which could authorize the conversion of unused oil and gas platforms into fish farms
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 12th, 2006
1726
CFS comments to USDA on proposed rulemaking regarding access to pasture in organic livestock production in the National Organic Program.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
September 12th, 2005
1548
Comments to FDA from CFS and Public Citizen requesting a stay of action and formal public hearing on FDA's approval of the irradiation of molluskan shellfish
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
August 19th, 2005
1731
CFS comments to the National Organic Program concerning Sunset Review of Approved Materials on the National List for use in organic agriculture.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
June 2nd, 2005
1589
Comments to USDA opposing granting of permit for Ventria biopharmaceutical rice in North Carolina due to contamination concerns
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 17th, 2005
1591
Letter to USDA requesting the rejection of Ventria's three applications to plant pharmaceutical rice in Missouri.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 24th, 2005
1590
Comments to USDA opposing granting of permit for Ventria biopharmaceutical rice in Missouri due to contamination concerns.
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 6th, 2006
1675
Joint statement by 15 non-profit organizations on the forthcoming WTO decision in the U.S. ? E.U. food dispute
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
February 7th, 2006
1674
CFS statement on WTO Ruling on U.S. ? E.U. biotech food dispute
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 22nd, 2006
1673
CFS, along with numerous environmental organizations and state officials, comments to Congress in opposition to the National Uniformity for Food Act.: Letter from Assoc. of Food and Drug Officials
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 22nd, 2006
1672
CFS, along with numerous environmental organizations and state officials, comments to Congress in opposition to the National Uniformity for Food Act.: Letter from Nat'l Assoc. of State Depts. of Agriculture
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 22nd, 2006
1671
CFS, along with numerous environmental organizations and state officials, comments to Congress in opposition to the National Uniformity for Food Act.: Letter from 39 State Attorneys General
/policy-comments
publications and resources > policy comments
March 15th, 2006
1610
CFS comments to USDA/APHIS concerning weaknesses in its Environmental Assessment of a field trial for transgenic tall fescue and Italian ryegrass.
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publications and resources > policy comments
March 22nd, 2006
1670
CFS, along with numerous environmental organizations and state officials, comments to Congress in opposition to the National Uniformity for Food Act.: Letter from Environmental Coalition