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December 21st, 2020
Farmers, Conservation Groups Challenge EPA's Unlawful Re-approval of Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticide
Farmers, Conservation Groups Challenge EPA's Unlawful Re-approval of Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticide
SAN FRANCISCO—Four public interest groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rushed re-approval of products containing the dangerous, drift-prone dicamba pesticide. Over the past four years, the dicamba produ.
December 18th, 2020
Farmworkers and Conservationists Ask Court to Remove Monsanto's Roundup from the Market
Farmworkers and Conservationists Ask Court to Remove Monsanto's Roundup from the Market
(San Francisco, Cal.)  Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed the opening arguments and evidence in its litigation challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) re-approval of glyphosate, best known as the active ingredient in Mons.
December 9th, 2020
FDA's Outdated Lead Standards Put the Public's Health at Risk
FDA's Outdated Lead Standards Put the Public's Health at Risk
FDA's Outdated Lead Standards Put the Public's Health at Risk Health and environmental groups call for agency to take immediate action on lead exposure Today, a group of organizations sent a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration.
December 16th, 2020
UPDATE: MAJOR VICTORY ON MONARCHS PROTECTION— Monarch Butterflies Put on Candidate Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection
UPDATE: MAJOR VICTORY ON MONARCHS PROTECTION— Monarch Butterflies Put on Candidate Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection
UPDATE: MAJOR VICTORY ON MONARCHS PROTECTION Monarch Butterflies Put on Candidate Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following yesterday's news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has now deemed that protection.
December 8th, 2020
Legal Challenge Filed to Push By EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide on Market
Legal Challenge Filed to Push By EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide on Market
 Legal Challenge Filed to Push By EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide on Market (San Francisco, Cal.) Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity filed an opposition brief yesterday in their ongoing litigation chall.
December 7th, 2020
Center for Food Safety Opposes Tom Vilsack's Potential Nomination for Secretary of Agriculture
Center for Food Safety Opposes Tom Vilsack's Potential Nomination for Secretary of Agriculture
(Washington, D.C.) According to Politico and several other news outlets, President-elect Joe Biden is strongly considering picking former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to return as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture next year. The former Iowa gov.
December 7th, 2020
Center for Food Safety Decries EPA Proposed Interim Decision on Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
Center for Food Safety Decries EPA Proposed Interim Decision on Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
(December 7, 2020; Washington, D.C.) Last Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed interim decision on the toxic, brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos, effectively continuing its registration in the U.S., despite a proposed.
November 23rd, 2020
To Protect Wild Steelhead, Salmon, Orcas, Environmental Groups Appeal Approval of Puget Sound Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture to Washington's Supreme Court
To Protect Wild Steelhead, Salmon, Orcas, Environmental Groups Appeal Approval of Puget Sound Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture to Washington's Supreme Court
To Protect Wild Steelhead, Salmon, Orcas, Environmental Groups Appeal Approval of Puget Sound Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture to Washington's Supreme Court November 23, 2020 —Cooke Aquaculture, the company responsible for the 2017 release of over 250,.
November 20th, 2020
Court Rules State of California Lacks Authority to Protect Imperiled Bumble Bee Species Under the California Endangered Species Act
Court Rules State of California Lacks Authority to Protect Imperiled Bumble Bee Species Under the California Endangered Species Act
Court Rules State of California Lacks Authority to Protect Imperiled Bumble Bee Species Under the California Endangered Species Act (November 20, 2020; Sacramento, Calif.) This week, in a blow to imperiled bee and insect populations, the Sacramento County .
November 18th, 2020
Center for Food Safety's Biden Administration Priority Recommendations Urgently Needed to Protect Our Food and Environment
Center for Food Safety's Biden Administration Priority Recommendations Urgently Needed to Protect Our Food and Environment
(November 18, 2020; Washington, D.C.) Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) publicly released a list of urgent agricultural, food, public health, and environmental policy recommendations submitted to the incoming Biden Administration and transition team. CFS i.
November 17th, 2020
New Survey: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Brought Unprecedented Awareness and Consensus Regarding Factory Farming Risks
New Survey: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Brought Unprecedented Awareness and Consensus Regarding Factory Farming Risks
NEW YORK—Today the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) released data from a new public opinion surve y conducted by Lake Research Partners, showing that the COVID-19 crisis has elevated already high levels of concern a.
November 5th, 2020
Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful
Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful
Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful Court rules Food and Drug Administration failed to analyze risks to endangered salmon from escape   Rejects far-reaching FDA claim it lacks duty to protect the environment from genetically .
November 2nd, 2020
Coalition Appeals EPA Permit Allowing Industrial Wastewater from Fish Farm in Gulf of Mexico
Coalition Appeals EPA Permit Allowing Industrial Wastewater from Fish Farm in Gulf of Mexico
Coalition Appeals EPA Permit Allowing Industrial Wastewater from Fish Farm in Gulf of Mexico  SARASOTA, FL—On Friday, Center for Food Safety, the Don't Cage Our Ocean Coalition, and allies filed an appeal against the U.S. Environmental Protection A.
October 30th, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges EPA Reapproval of Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide Atrazine
Lawsuit Challenges EPA Reapproval of Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide Atrazine
Lawsuit Challenges EPA Reapproval of Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticide Atrazine   Agency Slashes Protections for Children, Waterways Washington, D.C.—Public-interest groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today over its decision to r.
October 27th, 2020
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers Farmer, Conservation Groups to Challenge Decision WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ann.
October 27th, 2020
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the reapproval of the herbicide dicamba for use on Monsan.