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July 8th, 2024
California Takes Pivotal Step Towards Resilient Food Systems: Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food System Investments Secured in CA Climate Bond
California Takes Pivotal Step Towards Resilient Food Systems: Climate-Smart Agriculture & Food System Investments Secured in CA Climate Bond
SACRAMENTO — On Wednesday, July 3rd, the California Legislature passed California's Climate Resilience Bond (SB 867, Allen). If approved by voters in November, the bond will catalyze a wide range of p
July 8th, 2024
After Decades of Citizen Complaints, Dozens of Lawsuits, and a Safe Drinking Water Petition, EPA Takes Yakima Dairies to Court and Seeks To Halt Pollution
After Decades of Citizen Complaints, Dozens of Lawsuits, and a Safe Drinking Water Petition, EPA Takes Yakima Dairies to Court and Seeks To Halt Pollution
Yakima Valley, WA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed for a preliminary injunction to halt dairy pollution of groundwater against three mega-dairies in the Lower Yakima Valle
June 27th, 2024
Environmental and Labor Coalition Seeks to Block Baseless Partisan Attacks on Bedrock Environmental Law
Environmental and Labor Coalition Seeks to Block Baseless Partisan Attacks on Bedrock Environmental Law
SEATTLE, WA — Today, a diverse coalition of environmental justice, labor, and conservation groups moved to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration's finalized phase II regulations
June 13th, 2024
Rural Communities Still Awaiting Governor Kotek's Response, OLCV & Center for Food Safety Join Oregon Rural Action's Request
Rural Communities Still Awaiting Governor Kotek's Response, OLCV & Center for Food Safety Join Oregon Rural Action's Request
Boardman, OR – Oregon Governor Tina Kotek has yet to respond to a letter sent last month by Oregon Rural Action (ORA) and community members affected by the ongoing drinking water contamination crisis
May 14th, 2024
Farmworker and Public Health Groups Demand EPA Immediately Stop Use of Extremely Dangerous Pesticide DCPA
Farmworker and Public Health Groups Demand EPA Immediately Stop Use of Extremely Dangerous Pesticide DCPA
WASHINGTON - Today, nine organizations that represent farmworkers, public health officials, scientists, and consumers demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) take immediate action to s
May 3rd, 2024
Bayer Seeks Reapproval of Pesticide That Federal Courts Have Twice Banned for Causing Widespread Damage to Crops and Communities
Bayer Seeks Reapproval of Pesticide That Federal Courts Have Twice Banned for Causing Widespread Damage to Crops and Communities
WASHINGTON — Pesticide-maker Bayer has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to re-approve the dangerous pesticide dicamba for use on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and soybeans. The req
April 26th, 2024
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces fluorinated polyethylene petition filing
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces fluorinated polyethylene petition filing
Washington, D.C. –  Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the filing of a food additive petition that asks FDA to remove its approval of the use of fluorinated polyethylene as an
April 2nd, 2024
Center for Food Safety Demands Endangered Species Protection for Imperiled Butterfly
Center for Food Safety Demands Endangered Species Protection for Imperiled Butterfly
San Francisco, CA — Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) announced plans to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for violating the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by continuing to ignore the imper
March 26th, 2024
Lawsuit Filed Demanding FDA Respond to Petitions Seeking to Ban Ractopamine
Lawsuit Filed Demanding FDA Respond to Petitions Seeking to Ban Ractopamine
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, and Food Animal Concerns Trust filed a lawsuit to require the U.S. Food and Drug Admin
March 21st, 2024
U.S. Tries to Force Potentially Hazardous GM Corn on Mexico
U.S. Tries to Force Potentially Hazardous GM Corn on Mexico
The Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released an analysis supporting Mexico in its bid to maintain restrictions protecting its food supply from potentially hazardous genetically modified (GM) corn.
March 5th, 2024
Statement on Organic Grower Group Amicus Brief
Statement on Organic Grower Group Amicus Brief
Center for Food Safety, representing itself and eight other organic stakeholders, recently filed a "friend of the court" amicus brief in support of organic "grower group" certification in a case chall
February 8th, 2024
California's Dairy Methane Digester Program More Costly and Less Efficient Than Claimed, Report Finds
California's Dairy Methane Digester Program More Costly and Less Efficient Than Claimed, Report Finds
San Francisco, CA—Removing methane emissions from cow waste may not be as effective or cost-efficient as California state and dairy industry officials have claimed, according to a new report—the first
February 6th, 2024
Federal Court Halts Spraying of Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Across Millions of Acres of Cotton, Soybeans
Federal Court Halts Spraying of Monsanto's Dicamba Pesticide Across Millions of Acres of Cotton, Soybeans
Tucson, Ariz. – In a sweeping victory for family farmers and dozens of endangered plants and animals, a federal court today revoked approval of the notoriously volatile, weed-killing pesticide dicamba
December 18th, 2023
Oregon County Requires One-Mile Setbacks for New Large Factory Farms Following Statewide Legislation
Oregon County Requires One-Mile Setbacks for New Large Factory Farms Following Statewide Legislation
Linn County, Oregon — On Tuesday December 12th, 2023, with the new authority passed by the Oregon legislature to reform factory farm regulation, the Linn County Board of Commissioners established a ne
December 18th, 2023
Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
Groups Sue Montana Over Unlawful Factory Farm Water Pollution Permit
Bozeman, MT — On Friday, Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Food & Water Watch and Center for Food Safety sued the Montana Department of Environmental Quality over its statewide water pollution permit for co
December 13th, 2023
Farmworkers, Environmental Groups File Legal Action Demanding Roundup Ban
Farmworkers, Environmental Groups File Legal Action Demanding Roundup Ban
WASHINGTON—A groundbreaking legal action today calls on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to immediately suspend and cancel the dangerous herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Mons