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, 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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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Victory! Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Claim that Organic Animal Standards Withdrawal Cannot be Challenged
Yesterday, the federal court for the Northern District of California issued a decision concluding that Center for Food Safety’s (CFS’s) legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) withdrawal of organic animal welfare provisions could proceed. “We are very gratified that the...
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018
CFS Sues Trump Administration Over GMO Labeling Delay
Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration for failing to abide by the mandatory deadlines Congress set in the 2016 genetically engineered (GE) food disclosure law. That law required that its regulations be finished by two years after its enactment...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Environmentalists and Farmers Seek Court Decision Halting Use of Dow’s “Agent Orange” Pesticide
Late Wednesday , a coalition of environmental organizations and farmers represented by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice filed new legal papers in federal court seeking the reversal of Scott Pruitt and the Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of Dow Chemical’s...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Organic Advocates and Farmers Sue over Trump Withdrawal of Widely-Supported Organic Livestock Welfare Rule
Today, nonprofit public interest organizations led by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) sued the Trump Administration's Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Secretary Sonny Perdue, over last week's decision to withdraw the organic regulations for animals on certified organic farms, called the "...
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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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