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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Friday, September 18, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency Releases Interim Decision on Toxic Pesticide Atrazine
Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the final interim decision reauthorizing the use of the toxic pesticide atrazine in majority of U.S. states. Statements from Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst at Center for Food Safety and Sylvia Wu, Senior...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
750 Million Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Approved for Release in Florida Keys
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) yesterday approved the first-ever U.S. release of genetically engineered mosquitoes. Despite public outcry and scientific dispute over the human health and environment risks posed by this field trial, the approval permits the release of 750 million...
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Monday, August 03, 2020
Victory! Court of Appeals Upholds Decision to Prohibit Offshore Aquaculture in Gulf of Mexico
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held illegal the Department of Commerce’s federal regulations that would have permitted, for the very first time, large-scale industrial aquaculture operations offshore in U.S. federal waters. The appellate court affirmed a 2018 federal...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Court of Appeals Decision on EPA Approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo Pesticide
Today’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision correctly held that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to protect Monarch butterflies in registering Dow’s toxic pesticide Enlist Duo. These iconic butterflies are in steep decline from the overuse of glyphosate-based pesticides...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Florida Keys Delays Vote on Release of 750 Million Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes After Public Outcry
The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) today delayed its vote on the proposed release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes due to concerns over COVID-19. The decision to delay the vote follows public outcry and scientific dispute over the risks posed to public health and the...
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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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