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, April 16, 2021
New Study: Undisclosed Inert Ingredients in Some Popular Roundup Products Found to Be Highly Toxic to Bumblebees
Popular herbicide products widely available at hardware and garden stores contain undisclosed "inert" ingredients that can kill bumblebees, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology. The study compared several products, most of which contained the herbicide glyphosate,...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Public Oral Argument in Lawsuit Challenging FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Ingredient That Makes Impossible Burger 'Bleed'
Tomorrow, on Wednesday, April 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) ongoing lawsuit challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of soy leghemoglobin (a.k.a. “heme”), the novel genetically engineered (GE)...
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Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Groups Urge Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Stay with FDA not USDA
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In response to a Trump U.S. Department...
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Call to Restore Ban on Farming Risks in Wildlife Refuges
Neither genetically modified (GM) crops nor powerful neonicotinoid insecticides have a place in any National Wildlife Refuge, according to a letter from 19 conservation organizations to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) . The coalition seeks to reinstitute a FWS ban on these farming...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Falls Again
The yearly count of Monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico, released today (see table below), continues to show a dramatic decline of the imperiled species. Today's count of 2.10 hectares (5.2 acres) of occupied winter habitat is down 26% from last year's count. The minimum population...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Court of Appeals Backs Environmentalists: Federal Greenlight of Industrial Shellfish Aquaculture Unlawful
Today, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound’s (CPPSH) victory in their lawsuits seeking to revoke the Clean Water Act general permit used to authorize the vast majority of commercial shellfish aquaculture in Washington...
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Friday, January 29, 2021
Lawsuit Challenging FDA Approval of Novel Genetically Engineered Color Additive That Makes Impossible Burger “Bleed” Moves Forward
Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a legal brief in its challenge to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2019 approval of soy leghemoglobin (“heme”), a color additive used to make Impossible Foods’ eponymous plant-based burger, the Impossible Burger, appear to "bleed" like real...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Coalition Calls for Urgent Action On Livestock Antibiotic Overuse
The Antibiotics Off The Menu (AOTM) coalition has released a statement calling for the Biden Administration to address the ongoing global threat of antibiotic resistance at the federal level, and for the restaurant industry to continue taking action to limit the use of medically important...
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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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