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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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Farmers Oppose DARK Act, Support Mandatory GE Food Labeling
Proponents of H.R. 1599, which would preempt states and local authorities from labeling or regulation GE foods, have attempted to argue that all farmers support the legislation and oppose mandatory labeling on genetically engineered (GE) foods. This is not the case. As exemplified by yesterday’s...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
World Health Organization Determines That Major Herbicide, 2,4-D, May Cause Cancer
On Tuesday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) determined that the widely used herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B). The determination comes as Dow Chemical begins a limited roll-...
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Monday, June 15, 2015
The Monsanto Protection Act is Back, and Worse Than Ever
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today expressed strong opposition to Representative Pompeo’s newly revised genetically engineered (GE) food labeling preemption bill (H.R. 1599), which now has been greatly expanded to not only prohibit all labeling of GE foods, but also to make it unlawful for states...
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Wednesday, June 03, 2015
What Bill Nye Got Wrong in His About-Face on GMOs
In a new article published at Civil Eats, Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Senior Scientist at Center for Food Safety, and Dr. Margaret Mellon, Science Consultant, critique Bill Nye’s recent comments in support of genetically engineered (GE) crops. The prominent...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
White House Plan to Protect Pollinators Aims High but Falls Short on Deliverables
Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) responded to a strategy plan released by the White House Pollinator Health Task Force, charged last June with improving pollinator health through new agency regulations and partnerships. While the task force has developed positive, far reaching goals for honey...
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Monday, May 18, 2015
WTO Trade Agreement Trumps U.S. Food Safety Policy
Today’s World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that provisions of the U.S. country-of-origin-labeling (COOL) program for labeling beef and pork are illegal is a grave blow for a consumer’s right to know where our food comes from. “Our food safety policies in this country should not be dictated by a...
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Friday, May 15, 2015
Center for Food Safety Statement on New USDA GMO-Free Label
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a new GMO-free certification and label. In response, Colin O’Neil, Center for Food Safety’s Director of Government Affairs, released the following statement: “CFS strongly supports greater transparency in the food system and believes that all...
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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety Releases Cutting-Edge Report on Agricultural Pesticide Use in Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety (HCFS) is set to release “ Pesticides in Paradise: Hawai‘i’s Health & Environment at Risk ,” a report that firmly establishes the relationship between pesticide use, genetically engineered (GE) field test sites, and public health risks in Hawai‘i. Download the key...
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Food Industry Appeals Court Decision Upholding Vermont GE Labeling Law
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) today appealed last week’s federal court decision affirming the constitutionality of Vermont’s genetically engineered food labeling law, Act 120. The federal court’s ruling fully denied the preliminary injunction motion brought by the GMA, Snack Food...
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Friday, May 01, 2015
Organic Watchdog Criticizes Continued Use of Synthetic Protein in Organic Chicken Feed
Center for Food Safety today renewed its call for the National Organic Program (NOP) to bar synthetic methionine—a manufactured amino acid added to chicken feed—from use in organic chicken production. The National Organic Standard Board (NOSB) at its biannual meeting yesterday approved a proposal...
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