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, 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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Thursday, July 18, 2019
100,000+ People Demand a Green New Deal that Transforms Our Food System to Combat the Climate Crisis
Today, eight environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy organizations delivered a petition—signed by more than 100,000 people—to Congress. The petition champions solutions to urgent food and agriculture issues that should be addressed in Representative Alexandria Ocasio-...
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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Center for Food Safety Sues Trump Administration for Unlawfully Keeping Secret the Reasons for Gutting the School Lunch Nutrition Program
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Department of Agriculture for the agency’s failure to release government documents detailing why it decided to substantially reduce or eliminate child school lunch nutrition standards. The lawsuit specifically...
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Friday, May 24, 2019
Decision on Monarch Butterfly’s Endangered Species Protection Extended to 2020
In an agreement approved today, the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety accepted an extended deadline for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide on protection for monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. In light of the extreme effects climate had on the...
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Monday, May 06, 2019
Defenders of Organic Integrity Win Victory for Transparency and Open Government
Today, the Federal District Court in San Francisco agreed with organic farmers, consumers, and animal welfare advocates that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) cannot hide communications and documents that led up to the controversial decision by the Trump administration to withdraw...
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Monday, March 11, 2019
FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon
The Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth, Quinault Indian Nation, and Feed Seven Generations today decried the FDA’s decision to lift the 2016 import alert that banned genetically engineered salmon from entering the U.S . “USDA’s new guidelines don’t require adequate mandatory labeling, don...
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
Long-Awaited Final Regulations for GMO Food Labeling Leave Millions of Americans in the Dark
Today, the Trump Administration’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited final regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls "bioengineered foods." The final regulations include provisions which will leave the...
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Court Shuts Down Offshore Aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
Today, Center for Food Safety, representing a coalition of fishing and public interest groups, won their lawsuit challenging the Department of Commerce’s new federal rules that would have permitted, for the first time, industrial aquaculture offshore in U.S. federal waters. “This is a landmark...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
Center for Food Safety Calls for Court Decision on GE Labeling Delay
Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a motion for summary judgement on its federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for failing to issue the genetically engineered (GE) food disclosure law by the mandatory deadline of July 19, 2018. Congress gave USDA two years after...
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