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March 21st, 2012
Beekeepers & Environmental Groups to EPA: Pesticide Approval is â??Irresponsibleâ? & â??Damaging.â? Over 1 million urge EPA to suspend use of pesticide harmful to bees, fix broken regulatory system
Today, commercial beekeepers and environmental organizations filed an urgent legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)to suspend further use of a pesticide the agency knows po
June 29th, 2012
This is Your Meat on Drugs. CFS Joins Consumer Campaign for Meat Produced without Antibiotics
This is Your Meat on Drugs. CFS Joins Consumer Campaign for Meat Produced without Antibiotics
The Center for Food Safety has joined Consumers Union and Fix Food for the launch of Meat Without Drugs, a campaign urging supermarkets to only sell meat raised without antibiotics. The campaigns fir
April 14th, 2010
NRC Report on Genetically Engineered Crops Misses the Mark on â??Sustainabilityâ?
Genetically Engineered Crops Are Already Having Negative Impact on Farm Sustainability in the United States The Center for Food Safety today released a statement in response to a National Research Cou
August 6th, 2009
National Organic Coalition Applauds USDA's Decision to Seek Independent Oversight of National Organic Program
National Organic Coalition Applauds USDA's Decision to Seek Independent Oversight of National Organic Program
Action Ensures Consistent Enforcement of Organic Standards At the urging of the National Organic Coalition and others, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will sub
June 19th, 2012
Farm Groups and Public Interest Advocates Join Forces to Oust Dangerous â??Biotech Provisionâ?? From Agriculture Spending Bill
Hidden rider poses unprecedented constitutional assault, blocks USDA authority and denies GE crop safeguards The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of farm, food safety, environmental and co
June 4th, 2012
Groups ask FDA for final response to petition, seek comprehensive and transparent review of environmental risks presented by â??frankenfishâ?
Public remains in the dark another year as the federal government considers approving genetically engineered salmon Earthjustice sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last Friday cal
May 26th, 2011
Environmental Groups Petition Federal Government to Complete Full and Transparent Review of Environmental Impacts Associated with â??Frankenfishâ?
FDA poised to take action on the first-ever application to market a genetically engineered salmon without adequate consideration of environmental risks and public input Earthjustice, on behalf of Ocea
October 13th, 2011
New Report: A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)â?'False Promises, Failed Technologies
Published by Navdanya (India), Navdanya International, the International Commission on the Future of Food,  with the participation of the Center for Food Safety. The report consists of contributions f
June 1st, 2011
Family Farmers Amplify Complaint Against Monsanto's GMOs, Reinforcing Their Arguments With Two Dozen Additional Plaintiffs
Monsanto’s Failure to Provide Binding Legal Covenant To Protect Family Farmers Threatened by GMO Contamination Necessitates Amended Complaint New threats by Monsanto have led to the filing of an amend
December 16th, 2010
USDA Releases Final Environmental Impact Statement for Genetically Engineered Alfalfa
AGENCY MAKES NO DECISION ON APPROVAL OF THE ROUNDUP READY CROP CITING HARM TO ORGANIC INDUSTRY AND PROLIFERATION OF SUPERWEEDS CFS URGES AGENCY TO CONTINUE BAN ON POTENTIALLY HARMFUL CROP The U.S. Dep
July 12th, 2012
The Center's Statement on House Agriculture Committee's Passage of the Farm Bill
Riders attacking GE crop safeguards and USDA review process remain amid growing concerns over risk to nation’s food supply The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture completed the mark
November 10th, 2011
California Ballot Initiative Filed to Require Labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods
Yesterday, a ballot initiative that would require the labeling of all genetically engineered (GE) foods sold in California was submitted to the Attorney Generalâ??s office. The initiative has the supp
November 22nd, 2011
Talking Turkey: Stuffing, Cranberries, Sweet Potatoes andâ?¦Arsenic?
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Center for Food Safety Petition FDA to Eliminate Toxic Arsenic Residues in Meat Nearly 88 percent of Americans surveyed by the National Turkey Federation
September 2nd, 2010
Coalition Of Farm And Consumer Groups Condemns USDA Action Permitting Planting Of Monsantoâ??s Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets
USDA VIOLATES ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT RECENT FEDERAL COURT ORDER MAKING THE PLANTINGS ILLEGAL On September 1, 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and