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Actions for the Biden Administration

November 18th, 2020

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 the full list of policy recommendations here >>

CFS is calling on the Biden Administration to reverse the Trump-era Executive Orders that resulted in bolstering pesticide-promoting crops; decreasing protections for food and agricultural workers; promoting polluting industrial open ocean aquaculture; and forcing agencies to eliminate important rules that protect health and the environment.

As laid out in CFS's list of recommendations, the Biden Administration should prioritize:

— Halting or revoking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's re-approvals of the toxic pesticides glyphosate, dicamba, sulfloxaflor, atrazine, and isoxaflutole;
— Revoking the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) "Bioengineered Food Disclosure" rules for GMO food labeling;
— Restoring animal welfare standards in organic food production that Trump USDA illegally withdrew; and more.

Additionally, CFS is urging the incoming administration to reinstate basic environmental protections put in place to safeguard America's ecosystems and communities, including: 

— Restoring National Environmental Policy Act protections, analysis, and consideration of environmental and social impacts when approving large infrastructure and other projects.
— Restoring several Endangered Species Act rules essential to protecting wildlife from long-term threats posed by climate change.

View the full list of policy recommendations here >>

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