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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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Public Oral Argument in Lawsuit Challenging the Labeling of Hydroponically-Grown Foods as Organic
On Thursday, January 21st, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) ongoing lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) “soil-less” loophole that permits the labeling of hydroponically-grown...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Farmers, Conservation Groups Challenge EPA’s Unlawful Re-approval of Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticide
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 products sprayed “over the top” of soybean and cotton crops...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Monarch Butterflies Put on Candidate Waiting List for Endangered Species Act Protection
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that protection for Monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act is warranted but precluded. This puts the imperiled butterfly on a waiting list for listing but confers no protection in the meantime. The decision was issued in response to a...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Legal Challenge Filed to Push By EPA, Pesticide Industry to Keep Bee-Killing Pesticide on Market
Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Biological Diversity filed an opposition brief yesterday in their ongoing litigation challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor. The groups are opposing the request by the EPA and Dow...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Center for Food Safety Opposes Tom Vilsack’s Potential Nomination for Secretary of Agriculture
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 governor previously served as Secretary of Agriculture under...
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Monday, December 07, 2020
Center for Food Safety Decries EPA Proposed Interim Decision on Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
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 ban on the insecticide by the Obama Administration’s EPA in 2015. This...
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Monday, November 23, 2020
To Protect Wild Steelhead, Salmon, Orcas, Environmental Groups Appeal Approval of Puget Sound Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture To Washington’s Supreme Court
Cooke Aquaculture, the company responsible for the 2017 release of over 250,000 nonnative Atlantic salmon into Washington’s Puget Sound, will face a new challenge to their proposal to raise domesticated steelhead in their Puget Sound net pens. Today, conservation and environmental groups filed an...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Center for Food Safety’s Biden Administration Priority Recommendations Urgently Needed to Protect Our Food and Environment
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 is urging the Biden Administration to act swiftly during its first 180 days and...
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Thursday, November 05, 2020
Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core environmental laws in approving the genetically engineered salmon. The Court ruled that FDA ignored the serious environmental consequences of approving genetically...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
EPA Reapproves Dangerous, Drift-Prone Dicamba Pesticides Recently Banned by Federal Court for Causing Widespread Economic Harm to Farmers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the reapproval of three products containing the drift-prone herbicide dicamba for use on Monsanto’s genetically engineered, dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The decision comes a mere four months after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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