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Center for Food Safety

A Product of U.S.A. should come from the U.S.A.

Under current interpretations, companies have been allowed to import meat from abroad, put it through some minimal additional processing, and sell it for a higher price as a "Product of U.S.A." This puts U.S. farmers raising and processing animals domestically at a disadvantage, forcing them to compete with imported goods that are mislabeled in the market.

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service should clarify and strengthen the language in its policy book to ensure that only meats that are substantially of domestic origin may carry the "Product of U.S.A." label.

Center for Food Safety

Prevent a Pesticide Executive from Distrubuting USDA's Budget!

The Trump Administration has quietly nominated Scott Hutchins—who has spent over 30 years working for Dow Chemical— as USDA's chief scientist. USDA's chief scientist sets the agenda for the agency's 2.9 billion research budget.

Tell your Senator to oppose Scott Hutchins' nomination now!

Center for Food Safety

Maryland: Urge Butler's Orchard to Support Banning Chlorpyrifos!

Butler's Orchard, the beloved family destination in Germantown, has actively worked against a Maryland bill that would ban the use of chlorpyrifos.

Fetuses, babies, and children exposed to chlorpyrifos risk a reduced I.Q., loss of working memory, attention deficit disorder, delayed motor development, and increased risk for childhood cancers.

EPA scientists recommend a ban of chlorpyrifos because the pesticide unsafe at any detectable level. All food exposures to chlorpyrifos exceed safe levels, with children ages 1-2 exposed to levels of chlorpyrifos that are 140 times what EPA deems safe.

Urge Butler's Orchard to protect kids by supporting a ban on chlorpyrifos.

Center for Food Safety

Take the Opt Out of Industrial Meat Pledge!

In order to address the environmental, social, human health, and economic consequences of intensive animal production, we must end our overconsumption of conventionally raised meat and poultry, and shift our diet to include more balanced proteins. We can do this by cutting our meat consumption in half, choosing sustainably raised meats, and eating more plant-based proteins.

Center for Food Safety

Tell Congress to Vote NO on the Farm Bill

The public just got access to the full text of the 2018 House Farm Bill. This is not a "farm bill" or even a "food bill. Instead, it's simply a wish-list for industrial agriculture and pesticide corporations. Urge your Representative to oppose this Farm Bill before it's too late.

Center for Food Safety

Tell Your Senators to Label Frankenfish

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently introduced new legislation, the Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act (S.1528), which would require genetically engineered salmon to be labeled as "genetically engineered" or "GE."

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“The opposition had Monsanto, Syngenta, DuPont and Dow on their side and the largest campaign budget in our county's history, but with the expertise and support from the Center for Food Safety our group of 150 family farmers beat the chemical corporations and won a precedent-setting win that will protect family farmers from genetically engineered crops for decades to come.”
— Elise Higley
Farmer and Director of the Our Family Farms Coalition in Jackson County, Oregon
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