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April 19th, 2004
Groups Ask USDA to Permit Companies to Conduct Mad Cow Tests; Urge Agency to Expand its Own Testing Program
Consumer, health, food safety and environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture not to stand in the way of companies that want to test cattle for mad cow disease and are urging th
March 29th, 2004
California Rice Commission Approves Genetically Engineered Rice
On Monday, March 29, the California Rice Commission (CRC) narrowly approved planting guidelines for genetically engineered (GE) rice crops developed by Sacramento biotech company, Ventria biosciences.
February 18th, 2004
Pressure Builds Against Genetically Engineered Wheat
Twenty-seven organizations formally endorsed a legal petition today asking the Bush Administration for a thorough analysis and public review of the social, economic and environmental impacts genetical
February 2nd, 2004
CFS Calls on Government Agencies, Food Processing Companies, the Agriculture Industry, and Medical and Veterinary Professionals to Protect Consumers, the Economy, and Animals from Mad Cow Disease
CFS Calls on Government Agencies, Food Processing Companies, the Agriculture Industry, and Medical and Veterinary Professionals to Protect Consumers, the Economy, and Animals from Mad Cow Disease
The above-mentioned groups call on public officials, food processing companies, the agriculture industry, and medical and veterinary professionals to adopt the following measures to ensure that mad co
January 23rd, 2004
CFS Presents Fact Sheet at Congressional Briefing: "Mad Cow Disease: Closing the Loopholes in FDA's Feed Regulations"
"Mad Cow Disease: Closing the Loopholes in FDA's Feed Regulations"
January 14th, 2004
CFS Sues FDA to Regulate Genetically Engineered GloFish
The Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court to block the sale of the first ever genetically engineered pet, called the G
December 31st, 2003
EPA Denies CFS' Petition to Stop the Land Application of Sewage Sludge
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2003, EPA denied a petition requesting that the agency ban the land application of sludge. On the same day, the agency published its review of regulations governing the us
November 25th, 2003
New Study Dispels Biotech Industry Claims of Pesticide Reduction
New USDA data has revealed that the widespread planting of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and cotton, on million acres of U.S. farmland since 1996 has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use
November 25th, 2003
CFS Files Petition with FDA Concerning Results of Irradiated Meat Test
Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety today formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of irradiated ground beef.  This follows lab tests that detected
November 12th, 2003
CFS Files Lawsuit Challenging Open-air Testing of Genetically Engineered "Biopharm"Crops
Attorneys with Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety filed suit in federal district court in Honolulu today asking the court to order the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assess the envi
October 7th, 2003
CFS Files Petition with EPA to Stop the Land Application of Sewage Sludge
A coalition of labor, environment, and farm groups today formally petitioned Acting EPA Administrator Marianne Lamont Horinko to place an immediate moratorium on the land application of sewage sludge
July 22nd, 2003
CFS Sues State of Hawaii for Refusing to Disclose Information on Field Tests of Genetically Engineered Crops in Hawaii
The Center for Food Safety (CFS), a national nonprofit organization, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of the State of Hawai`i, First Circuit, seeking to compel t
March 11th, 2003
CFS Assists Farmers in Legal Action Against Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Wheat
Today US wheat farmers filed a legal petition calling on the Secretary of Agriculture to take immediate action to prevent economic, environmental or social damage resulting from the deregulation of Mo
March 6th, 2003
CFS Responds to USDA Proposals on Biopharm Crops
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March 5th, 2003
CFS to Sue USDA Over Biotech Crops Containing Pharmaceuticals
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February 26th, 2003
Toxic Chemicals Detected in Irradiated Beef; FDA Urged to Ban Products
Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety today formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of irradiated ground beef. This follows lab tests that detected c