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March 26th, 2024
Lawsuit Filed Demanding FDA Respond to Petitions Seeking to Ban Ractopamine
FDA's approval for ractopamine relied primarily on safety studies conducted by the drugmaker.
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December 18th, 2023
Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
State permit lacks sufficient monitoring provisions to safeguard clean water
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October 26th, 2023
Advocates Continue Fight Against Foster Farms Mega-Chicken Operation in Oregon
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September 28th, 2023
As Signing Ceremony for CAFO Bill Takes Place Two of Three Controversial Foster Farms Poultry Operations will Not Move Forward in Stayton and Scio
Poultry company abandons two sites months after new CAFO regulations enacted in Oregon
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September 22nd, 2023
Proposed Oregon Mega-Chicken Operations Defeated
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September 11th, 2023
Groups Sue EPA Over Factory Farm Water Pollution
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August 15th, 2023
EPA Denies Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition
EPA "misses the moment" to address mounting factory farm pollution crisis
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August 9th, 2023
Easterday Giving Up on Lost Valley Mega-Dairy
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July 31st, 2023
Oregon Governor Signs First Reform of Industrial Factory Farm Regulation in Decades
Further protections still needed to shield Oregonians from factory farm threat
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July 12th, 2023
Waialua Egg Farm Poses Environmental Risk from Manure Mismanagement
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June 22nd, 2023
Oregon Legislature Passes Legislation Addressing Harms from Mega-Dairies
First state law in decades to protect public health and the environment from factory farms
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June 12th, 2023
Washington State Dairies Agree to Clean Up Groundwater in Response to Lawsuit
Aquifer remediation, upgrades to manure management, and provision of clean drinking water to residents among the many improvements in the settlement
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May 11th, 2023
Center for Food Safety Applauds Supreme Court's Decision in Important Animal Welfare and Public Health Case
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April 4th, 2023
EPA Agrees To Address Factory Farm Water Pollution Petition This Summer
If successful, the petition could push EPA to adopt tighter water pollution standards for factory farms across the country.
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March 30th, 2023
Community Members Sue to Protect St. Lawrence River from Mega-Dairy Pollution
Center for Food Safety Members Demand Clean Water Protections
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January 10th, 2023
Ecology's Rewrite of Industrial Dairy Permits Endangers Public Health; Threatens Waterways, Aquifers, Ecosystems Across the State
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October 11th, 2022
After Long Delay, Groups Sue EPA for Response on Factory Farm Water Pollution Rules
Five years later, EPA has not responded to pollution petition
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October 4th, 2022
Local Farmer Groups Sue to Challenge Mega-Chicken Operation Permit
"My farm has been in my family for five generations, and now it is threatened by an industrial mega-chicken operation next door,"
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September 30th, 2022
Statement from Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch Regarding USDA's Dangerous Slaughterhouse Self-Inspection Program
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September 13th, 2022
Statement on USDA National Organic Program Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule
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August 5th, 2022
USDA Proposes to Reinstate Organic Animal Welfare Standards Gutted by Trump Administration, Marking Big Win for Organic Advocates and Consumers
"USDA has again confirmed our stance that organic does mean consistently protecting animal welfare."
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August 2nd, 2022
Factory Farm Gas is Not "Climate-Smart"
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July 19th, 2022
Biden Climate Emergency Must Address Industrial Meat Emissions
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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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