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April 26th, 2022
Victory for Animals and Free Speech as U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Kansas Ag-Gag Law
The court denying review of the case cements a coalition victory in Kansas for animal protection, food safety, and worker safety
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March 15th, 2022
Court Strikes Down Second Iowa Ag-Gag Law
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March 7th, 2022
USDA to Undo Its Trump-Era Withdrawal of Organic Livestock Rule
Court Sends Withdrawal Rule Back to Agency
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February 8th, 2022
Thousands Urge McDonald's to Follow Through on Cutting Antibiotic Use in Its Beef Supply
Pressure grows for largest burger chain to meet unfulfilled commitment as antibiotic resistance crisis worsens
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January 18th, 2022
Dangerous Hog Slaughter Self-Inspection Program Should Be Stopped, Advocates Tell Court
Organizations file brief in key food safety case
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December 6th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Calls for Ban on Brazilian Beef Imports Due to Mad Cow Disease
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October 27th, 2021
Groups Petition EPA to Protect Washington's Drinking Water from Factory Farm Pollution
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October 26th, 2021
Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution
Petition Calls for End to Decades-Long Amnesty for Factory Farm Polluters
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September 15th, 2021
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call US-EU Methane Reduction Commitment a Long Overdue First Step; Urge Biden Administration to Grant Petition and Reject Big Ag's False Methane Solutions
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August 20th, 2021
Appeals Court Affirms Kansas Ag-Gag Law is Unconstitutional
Coalition wins major victory for animal protection, food and worker safety, and the First Amendment
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July 14th, 2021
Report: Most Restaurants Fail to Stop Antibiotic Overuse in Their Beef Supplies
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June 30th, 2021
Washington Appellate Court Rejects State's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change
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June 17th, 2021
USDA to Reinstate Vital Organic Animal Welfare Protections Gutted by Trump Administration
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April 6th, 2021
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call for Biden EPA to Hold Industrial Dairy and Hog Operations Accountable and to Reject Big Ag Technology
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February 19th, 2021
Pilot Swine Slaughter Plants with 'Self-Inspection' Rules Have Almost Twice as Many Violations for Carcass Fecal and Digestive Matter
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February 5th, 2021
Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Dirty Swine Slaughter Rules Allowed to Proceed in Federal Court
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November 18th, 2020
Center for Food Safety's Biden Administration Priority Recommendations Urgently Needed to Protect Our Food and Environment
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November 17th, 2020
New Survey: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Brought Unprecedented Awareness and Consensus Regarding Factory Farming Risks
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October 12th, 2020
Public Oral Argument in NGO Groups' Unfair Practices and False Advertising Lawsuit Against Sanderson Farms
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June 15th, 2020
North Carolina 'Anti-Sunshine' Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional
Wide-ranging Coalition Challenged Law on First Amendment, Equal Protection, and Due Process Grounds
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May 5th, 2020
Food Safety and Worker Advocacy Organizations File Legal Action to Implement Mandatory Worker Safety Standards at Meatpacking Facilities
5,000 meat and poultry plant workers have been sickened by COVID-19, but most facilities show no signs of improving public health and safety measures
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April 22nd, 2020
Coalition Calls on Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to Address Mega-dairy Emissions
New Executive Order from Governor Brown directing agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions should apply to emission from mega-dairies
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April 15th, 2020
DeRuyter Dairy Factory Farms Held in Contempt for Continuing to Pollute Despite Court Order
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April 9th, 2020
Groups File Suit Against Dairy for Endangering Public Health
Community groups and Center for Food Safety sue Majestic Dairy for polluting neighbors' drinking water
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April 6th, 2020
New Swine Rules So Dangerous They Could Spur Another Zoonotic Pandemic
Analysis of newly released data reveals the New Swine Inspection Systems eliminates critical animal and carcass inspection
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March 3rd, 2020
Groups Notify Yakima Valley Factory Dairy of Intent to Sue for Endangering Public Health
Community Groups and Center for Food Safety will take View Point Dairy to court for polluting neighbor's drinking water
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February 25th, 2020
Senator Brian Kavanagh, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, and Over 70 Groups Advocate for Passage of Bill That Will Reduce Threat of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs
Legislation is Necessary to Protect Public Health
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February 12th, 2020
Groups Sue Farm Service Agency for Concealing Records on Funding of Industrial Animal Ag
FSA's history of withholding records from advocacy groups violates federal law and shields the provision of public funds from public scrutiny
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January 22nd, 2020
Court Rules Kansas Ag-Gag Law Unconstitutional
Coalition wins major victory for animal protection, food and worker safety, and the First Amendment
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January 16th, 2020
Groups Petition EPA to Take Emergency Action On Chronic Groundwater Pollution in Rural Oregon
Oregon officials have failed to meaningfully address drinking water contamination for three decades, may approve a new mega-dairy in the area
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January 13th, 2020
New Consumer Lawsuit Challenges USDA's Dirty and Dangerous New Swine Inspection System
Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch just filed a lawsuit to protect consumers of pork products
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January 6th, 2020
Groups Poised to Sue Another Yakima Valley Factory Dairy for Endangering Public Health
Community Groups and Center for Food Safety will take Majestic dairy to court for polluting neighbors' drinking water
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December 6th, 2019
Center for Food Safety Petitions USDA to Restructure Its Weak Antibiotic Residue Testing Program
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September 25th, 2019
Center for Food Safety Calls for Boycott of Tillamook Dairy Products Over Misleading Advertising that Hides Company's Unsustainable Sourcing Practices
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September 18th, 2019
New Hog Slaughter Rule Damages Consumers and Workers
History shows self-inspection of meat spells disaster for food and worker safety
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September 12th, 2019
Coalition Condemns Reappointment of Mega-Dairy Exec to State Agriculture Board
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April 22nd, 2019
Coalition Files Lawsuit Challenging Iowa's Second Unconstitutional Ag-Gag Law
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April 12th, 2019
Oregon Mega-Dairy Reform Bills Die, Threatening Repeat of Lost Valley Disaster
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March 6th, 2019
Groups Poised to Sue Sunnyside Dairy for Endangering Public Health
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December 4th, 2018
Sanderson Farms Loses Motion to Dismiss NGO Lawsuit on False and Misleading Advertising
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September 13th, 2018
Center for Food Safety Launches EndIndustrialMeat.org to Reduce Climate Change and Transform the U.S. Food System
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September 13th, 2018
Florence and Other Severe Storms Highlight the Hazards of CAFOs
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June 5th, 2018
Victory! Fourth Circuit Reinstates N.C. 'Anti-Sunshine' Law Constitutional Challenge
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March 13th, 2018
Trump Administration Undermines Organic Integrity, Withdraws Critical Rule for Welfare of Organic Animals
The rule, created through more than a decade of public input, strengthened the minimum practices required of organic livestock producers
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February 27th, 2018
Lawsuit Challenging Iowa's Ag-Gag Law Proceeds, State's Motion to Dismiss Denied
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January 30th, 2018
Consumer Groups Applaud Denial of Industry Petition to Increase Poultry Slaughterhouse Line Speeds
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January 4th, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Provisions of Idaho's Ag-Gag Law in Precedent-Setting Victory for Animals, Workers, Free Speech
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December 18th, 2017
USDA Gives In to Big Organic Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules
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December 8th, 2017
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals
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November 14th, 2017
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA's Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution
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November 7th, 2017
WHO Recommends Sharp Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture
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October 10th, 2017
Public Interest Coalition Challenges Constitutionality of Iowa's Ag-Gag Law
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September 27th, 2017
More Than Half of Top 25 Restaurant Chains Commit to Responsible Antibiotics Use in Chicken, But Progress on Beef and Pork Still Lags
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August 24th, 2017
McDonald's Shares its Vision for Global Phase-out of Critical Antibiotics
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June 28th, 2017
Community Groups Sue Idaho-based Big Island Dairy for Polluting Hawaii Waters with Animal Waste
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May 25th, 2017
Consumer Coalition Calls on In-N-Out Burger to Fulfill Promise to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef
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May 2nd, 2017
Groups Put Dirty Dairy on Legal Notice
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April 7th, 2017
The Colonel Calls it Quits on Antibiotics Important to Medicine
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March 31st, 2017
Oregon Issues Permit for Polluting Mega-Dairy
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March 6th, 2017
Bird Flu at Tyson Facility Underscores Need for More Organic Practices
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February 21st, 2017
Environmental Groups Challenge New Permits for Industrial Dairies
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January 5th, 2017
Consumer Groups Petition 16 Fast Food Chains to Reduce Antibiotic Use; Burger King's Announcement Doesn't Cut the Mustard
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December 6th, 2016
Another Superbug Found on Pig Farm in the U.S.
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September 22nd, 2016
United Nations Signs Commitment on Antibiotics to Fight Global Threat of Superbugs, Downplays Livestock Industry's Role in the Crisis
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September 20th, 2016
New Antibiotics Scorecard: Number of Top Restaurant Chains Restricting Use in Chicken Doubled in 2016
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