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, March 31, 2016
Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon
A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving the first-ever genetically engineered -- GE -- food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Obama Administration Sued Over Failure to Protect Monarch Butterflies
Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today over its failure to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity and allies formally petitioned the Service in August 2014 to...
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Newswire article
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Hawai'i House Judiciary Committee Blocks Right to Spray Bill to Protect Public Health
Communities in Hawai'i celebrated today after the deadline passed for Hawai'i’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm. This decision comes as a relief to residents concerned about the human health and environmental impacts of the agrichemical industry’s...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Fishing and Public Interest Groups File Challenge to Feds’ Unprecedented Decision to Establish Aquaculture in Offshore U.S. Waters
Center for Food Safety has filed a new lawsuit challenging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new federal regulations permitting, for the first time, industrial aquaculture offshore in U.S. federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. The plaintiff coalition CFS is representing...
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Center for Food Safety Challenges EPA’s Failure to Enforce Water Protections
Center for Food Safety today filed a demand letter seeking compliance by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bayer CropScience with the terms of the registration for flubendiamide, a powerful insecticide that EPA has determined is a threat to water quality. EPA approved the chemical’s...
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Legal Petition Urges EPA to Protect Waters from Widespread Insecticide Contamination
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a formal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking greater protections for the nation’s waters and aquatic life from increasing use of neonicotinoid insecticides. The petition draws from previous CFS...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jackson County, OR GE-Free Zone Successfully Protected From Legal Challenge
Today a Federal Judge in Oregon approved a consent decree, or court-approved settlement , protecting Jackson County Oregon’s “GE-free” zone, created by an Ordinance that prohibits genetically engineered (GE) crop cultivation in the county. Two GE alfalfa farmers, with financial backing from the...
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Major Japanese and American Consumer Groups Oppose Genetically Engineered Salmon
Today, Center for Food Safety and the Seikatsu Club Consumers’ Co-operative Union (SCCCU) of Japan, jointly opposed the commercialization of the genetically engineered (GE) salmon recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The novel fish is the first ever GE animal approved...
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Newswire article
Friday, December 04, 2015
World Soil Day Can Bring Hope to Climate Talks
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is honoring World Soil Day — Saturday, December 5th — by championing the potential of soil carbon sequestration to significantly address climate change. Capping off unprecedented interest in this essential, but typically ignored, resource, this special day is spurred by...
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Monday, November 23, 2015
UN Must Include Soil Health in Climate Mitigation Strategies
Center for Food Safety (CFS) is calling on world leaders to recognize agro-ecological agriculture as a core climate solution during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris this December. CFS, as part of its newly launched Soil Solutions program, will be attending...
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