Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety is a national, non-profit, membership organization founded in 1997 to protect human health and the environment by curbing the use of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. CFS maintains offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon, and has more than 300,000 members across the country.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Emergency Legal Motion Seeks Contempt for EPA Administrator Wheeler for Defying Court Ruling Barring Farmers from Spraying Dicamba Pesticide
Farming and conservation groups today asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to find Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in contempt for refusing to abide by a federal court order suspending use of the pesticide dicamba. In response to last week's court decision holding...
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Monday, June 08, 2020
Joint Statement from National Family Farm Coalition, Center for Food Safety, Center for Biological Diversity, and Pesticide Action Network North America, Petitioners in National Family Farm Coalition v EPA & Monsanto
On June 3 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the new over-the-top use registrations of dicamba formulations XtendiMax, FeXapan, and Engenia are null and void, effective immediately. The ruling was crystal clear: These pesticides can no longer be legally sold or sprayed on...
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Monday, May 18, 2020
Newly Finalized Federal Regulations on GMOs Are a “Free for All” for Chemical Corporations
Today the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) released final regulations overhauling the nation’s decrepit regulatory system for genetically engineered (GE) organisms (commonly referred to as GMOs). The finalized regulations differ little from USDA’s draft regulations proposed last summer. Under the...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Statement on Newly Finalized Federal Regulations on GMOs
Center for Food Safety (CFS) condemns the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) revised regulations governing genetically engineered (GE) organisms (commonly referred to as GMOs). USDA released an unofficial version of the new regulations on its website yesterday, announcing that the regulations...
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Monday, April 06, 2020
New Swine Rules So Dangerous They Could Spur Another Zoonotic Pandemic
Newly received data released today shows that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new rules for swine slaughter plants, or the “New Swine Inspection System (NSIS),” dramatically curtail federal government inspection of animals and carcasses showing signs of diseases and other food safety or...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Farmworkers and Conservationists Sue EPA for Re-Approving Monsanto Cancer-Causing Pesticide
Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of a broad coalition of farmworkers, farmers, and conservationists, filed a federal lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its January 2020 re-approval of the pesticide glyphosate, best known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’...
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Groups Sue Farm Service Agency for Concealing Records on Funding of Industrial Animal Ag
Today, a group of advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit against the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to stop its systematic delay and over-redaction of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses. Advocacy groups have long been seeking loan-related records to understand how taxpayer dollars are propping...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Siding With Monsanto, Trump EPA Once Again Greenlights Roundup
The Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency today announced an interim decision on its regulatory review of glyphosate, best known as the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup line of herbicides. The decision included a few minor measures purported to address glyphosate spray drift...
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Thursday, October 10, 2019
California Ends Sale of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
This week, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) announced that the sale of the toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos, will end in February 2020 as a result of an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation and pesticide manufacturers. “Once again, California is leading the...
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Trump EPA’s 200 Million-Acre Expansion of Bee-Killing Pesticide
The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today over its July decision to approve use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across more than 200 million acres of crops. The approval was granted despite the fact that the Environmental...
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