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November 18th, 2020
| GE Foods
| GE Food Labeling
| Animal Factories
Actions for the Biden Administration
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is urging the Biden Administration to act during its first 180 days to overturn the previous administration's systematic weakening or elimination of regulations and laws that protect the environment and our food supply . View.
July 1st, 2019
| Animal Factories
| Food & Climate
Consumers' Guide to Meatless Burgers
Choosing to reduce or eliminate meat from our diet is a great way to reduce the environmental, social, health, and economic impacts of intensive animal production. Many alternative meat burgers are processed and include ingredients that are genetically engin.
March 3rd, 2020
| Organic & Beyond
| Center for Food Safety Files Legal Action to Prohibit Hydroponics from Organic
Why Hydroponics Should Not Be Certified Organic
Hydroponics are crops that are grown in nutrient-rich solutions rather than soil. The United States Department of Agriculture currently allows hydroponic production to be certified organic . However, hydroponic systems are fundamentally different from organic p.
March 2nd, 2020
| Hemp CBD Products
| Certifications and Additional Resources
Hemp CBD Products: March 2020 Scorecard
Center for Food Safety's "Hemp CBD Scorecard" evaluates many of the top hemp CBD producers on their production and processing methods, testing protocols, and transparency to consumers. Despite the new and rapidly-growing market for CBD produ.
July 15th, 2019
| Pacific Northwest
The Urgent Case for a Moratorium on Mega-Dairies in Oregon
The expansion of large-scale dairy operations in Oregon poses increasing risks to human health and the environment. The state's existing rules are not up to the task of protecting our water, air, public health, animal welfare and family farms from megadair.
October 24th, 2019
| Aquaculture
| Pacific Northwest
Shellfish Aquaculture in Washington: Pesticides, Plastics, and Pollution Impacts to Our Environment
Washington is the leading U.S. producer of farmed bivalves, with a nearly $150 million industry in 2013. As the production of shellfish in Washington intensifies, more of the natural tidelands are being converted to shellfish production. One of the most signi.
April 24th, 2019
| Animal Factories
| Food & Climate
False Promises and Hidden Impacts of Dairy Digesters
Dairy digesters are facilities that create biogas, also known as biomethane, from wet manure from large, confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs). The gas is then injected into pipelines or, possibly, used as transportation fuel. Biomethane is not clean; bur.
October 15th, 2018
| Food Safety
Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Since Enactment of FSMA on January 4th, 2011
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in six Americans, (48 million people), becomes ill from foodborne diseases each year. Approximately 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die based on exposure to pathogens present .
September 20th, 2018
| Nanotechnology
All You Need to Know on Nano (English-Language Comic)
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September 14th, 2018
| Center for Food Safety Launches to Reduce Climate Change and Transform the U.S. Food System
| Animal Factories
Opt Out Of Industrial Meat
This fact sheet is based on the 2018 Center for Food Safety report, Opting Out of Industrial Meat: How to Stand Against Cruelty, Secrecy, and Chemical Dependency in Food Animal Production . The report is intended to provide tools and information to help you s.
May 14th, 2018
| GE Food Labeling
| 2018 Proposed GE Labeling Rule: Summary
2018 Proposed GE Labeling Rule: Summary
On May 3, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE). These rules will implement the 2016 federal law requiring those GE disclosures.
April 24th, 2018
Real-World Biotechnology: GMOs by the Numbers
With a veritable sea of ink spilled over the GMO issue, one is hard put to find facts as basic as "GMOs for what?" As it turns out, if you randomly plucked 10 GM plants from various countries where they are grown throughout the world, chances are tha.
February 12th, 2018
| GE Foods
FAQs about Monsanto’s Dicamba-Resistant Crops and XtendiMax
Learn about the weed-killing pesticide – dicamba – that drifted rampantly to injure crops on millions of acres in the 2017 crop season. This FAQ clears up common misconceptions about Monsanto’s new version of dicamba – XtendiMax – and the company’s d.
January 9th, 2018
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Pollinator-Friendly Plants to Choose
Bees and other beneficial pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates. While we may not know the exact cause of the disappearance, we do know that some pesticides are contributing to their decline. But we also know there are simple things we can each do to he.
December 7th, 2017
| Seeds
| Seed Saving Resources
6 Tips for Saving Seeds
Seed saving is fundamental to preserving biodiversity, plant genetic diversity, and protecting our food independence. For millennia, people around the world have been collecting, processing, storing, and saving seeds. But, in recent years, small, local seed bree.
October 30th, 2017
| GE Foods
| Pollinators & Pesticides
CFS comments on the Arkansas State Plant Board's Proposal to Restrict Dicamba Use
Twenty-five states have reported millions of acres of crops damaged this season by rampant drift of highly volatile dicamba herbicides applied to Monsanto's genetically-engineered, dicamba-resistant crops. While EPA has refused to take meaningful action, Ar.