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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Monday, January 29, 2018
Court Rejects Trump Administration Secrecy in Genetically Engineered Salmon Case
Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) attempt to hide thousands of pages of key government documents revealing how the agency arrived at its controversial approval of the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) animal for human consumption...
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Thursday, January 25, 2018
Hundreds of Groups Call on Congress to Protect Endangered Species from Pesticides
A broad coalition of more than 250 conservation, consumer, agricultural and other public interest groups sent a letter to Congress opposing all efforts to weaken or gut Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements that address the effects of toxic pesticides on threatened and endangered species...
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry
Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, yesterday withdrew his nomination after Senators raised concerns over his past work and...
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Thursday, May 25, 2017
Consumer Coalition Calls on In-N-Out Burger to Fulfill Promise to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef
Public interest, environmental, food safety and consumer groups representing millions of consumers sent a letter today calling on In-N-Out Burger, California's iconic hamburger restaurant chain, to make good on its promise to stop selling beef produced with routine antibiotics. The groups delivered...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm
A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment , released today from Center for Food Safety, shows that environmentally harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticide seed coatings are largely unnecessary and...
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Monday, January 23, 2017
Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto’s Toxic Pesticides
Farmers and conservation groups filed a federal lawsuit on Friday challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of Monsanto’s new “XtendiMax” pesticide. The approval of the pesticide company’s latest version of the older weed-killer known as dicamba permits it to be sprayed directly on...
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Consumer Groups Petition 16 Fast Food Chains to Reduce Antibiotic Use; Burger King’s Announcement Doesn’t Cut the Mustard
Consumer health and food safety groups today delivered petitions signed by more than 125,000 people to the CEOs of 16 fast food restaurants, calling on them to stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics in their meat and poultry supply. Medical experts agree that the overuse of antibiotics in...
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Victory! GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Let Loose on Florida Community
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the community of Key Haven in Monroe County, Florida. The release of the GE mosquitoes would have been the first-ever in the United...
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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm
A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used as Seed Coatings: Updates from the United States and Europe , shows that the economic and environmental losses associated with widespread overuse of certain pesticide...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Advocates Challenge FDA on First Ever GE Mosquito Release
Today a coalition of public interest groups filed a formal pre-litigation notice with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they intend to sue the agency for its approval to release millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes into the environment. The groups, including Center for Food...
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