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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Tuesday, December 06, 2016
New Report Confirms Bee-Killing Pesticides Cause Other Widespread Environmental Harm
A new report released today by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Net Loss—Economic Efficacy and Costs of Neonicotinoid Insecticides Used as Seed Coatings: Updates from the United States and Europe , shows that the economic and environmental losses associated with widespread overuse of certain pesticide...
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Advocates Challenge FDA on First Ever GE Mosquito Release
Today a coalition of public interest groups filed a formal pre-litigation notice with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they intend to sue the agency for its approval to release millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes into the environment. The groups, including Center for Food...
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Monday, October 03, 2016
Preferred Popcorn Moves to Protect Bees and the Environment
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today congratulated Preferred Popcorn, a fully farmer-owned company, for its leadership in taking a bold step toward removing bee-toxic insecticides from their popcorn supply. The most widely used class of insecticides, neonicotinoids, are harmful to both bees and the...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls on President Obama to Reject Discriminatory Labeling Bill
Today Reverend Jesse Jackson urged President Obama to veto the GMO labeling bill that is currently before the House, should it reach his desk. In a letter sent directly to the president the renowned civil rights activist called attention to the “serious inequities [in the] GMO labeling legislation...
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Food Movement Opposes “Backroom Deal” on GMO Labeling
Today a national coalition of consumer, food safety, farm, environmental, and religious groups along with several food corporations sent a joint letter to all members of the Senate urging opposition to a discriminatory and deeply flawed GMO labeling bill being offered by Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS)...
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Monday, June 20, 2016
Millions of Dead Bees in D.C. Send S.O.S. for Pollinators
National Pollinator Week begins today as beekeepers, farmers, scientists, food movement advocates and consumers around the country elevate the plight of bees and other important pollinators. Center for Food Safety has joined several beekeeping, farming, and food advocacy representatives in a...
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Monday, June 06, 2016
E.U. Countries Delay Approval of Toxic Chemical in RoundUp
Today in Brussels representatives from the European Union (E.U.) failed to pass a temporary reauthorization of glyphosate – a toxic chemical in the common pesticide RoundUp determined by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable carcinogen”. The committee was asked to grant re-...
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Monday, May 09, 2016
Macalester College Signs Resolution to 'Bee' Friendly
Center for Food Safety (CFS) congratulates Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota on becoming a designated neonicotinoid-free campus. This recognition comes from the BEE Protective Campaign , a program led by Center for Food Safety and Beyond Pesticides which aims to protect bees and other...
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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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