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, November 10, 2015
Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths
Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food and Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial...
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Monday, October 26, 2015
Lawsuit Challenging EPA Approval of Harmful Herbicide Advances
Late Friday , Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice filed their opening brief in their ongoing legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) approval of the herbicide Enlist Duo for use on genetically engineered corn and soybeans. The challenge was originally brought in...
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Monday, October 19, 2015
Public Interest Groups Support California Intent to Label Glyphosate Carcinogenic
Today, nearly 20 food, farming, public health and environmental organizations submitted a letter in support of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) determination to list glyphosate as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking...
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Thursday, October 15, 2015
New Campaign Targets Popcorn Companies’ Use of Bee-Toxic Insecticide
Center for Food Safety today launched a new campaign asking Pop Secret and Pop Weaver, two of the largest popcorn companies in the country, to source their popcorn from seeds that are free of neonicotinoid insecticides. Corn seeds are routinely coated in neonicotinoids even if there is no pest...
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Thursday, October 01, 2015
Court Denies USDA Motion to Stop Legal Challenge to Rulemaking on Pesticide-contaminated Compost in the National Organic Law
Yesterday a federal court in California denied a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) motion to dismiss Center for Food Safety’s (CFS) lawsuit challenging its allowance of pesticide-contaminated compost in organic food production without a formal rulemaking and a public comment period . USDA had...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Court Finds Bee-Toxic Pesticide Sulfoxaflor Approved Illegally
Beekeepers, environmental groups, and others calling for stronger protections for pollinators are celebrating a federal court ruling today , which rejected the Environmental Protection Agency ‘s (EPA) registration of a bee-toxic pesticide. In its decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Center for Food Safety Sues Department of Agriculture for Withholding Genetically Engineered Crop Records
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), alleging that APHIS has violated FOIA by routinely failing to respond to requests for records related to...
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
House of Representatives Ignores Will of the People in Passage of Anti-labeling DARK Act
Center for Food Safety today expressed deep disappointment in the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1599, a bill that preempts state and local authority to label and regulate genetically engineered (GE) foods. Instead the bill, backed largely by House Republicans, codifies a voluntary...
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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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