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, April 20, 2015
Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient
A coalition of conservation, food safety, and public health groups filed a motion today challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s decision to expand the use of “Enlist Duo” on genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops to nine additional states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana,...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
EPA Agrees to Regulate Novel Nanotechnology Pesticides After Legal Challenge
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to regulate novel nanomaterial pesticides as a result of a lawsuit filed by Center for Food Safety (CFS) in December. In 2008, a coalition of nonprofits led by CFS filed a 116-page legal petition, requesting, among other things, that EPA...
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Court Disapproves 'Neonic' Pesticides on Wildlife Refuges
A federal court has ruled against use of neonicotinoid insecticides (neonics) linked with destruction of bee colonies and other beneficial insects in national wildlife refuges in the Midwest region. The ruling caps a legal campaign to end the planting of genetically engineered (GE) crops and other...
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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Over 4 Million People Press Obama to Protect Bees
A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, business leaders, environmental and food safety advocates rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than 4 million petition signatures today calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators. This...
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Monday, March 02, 2015
Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows As Public Comment Period Closes
More than half a million people called on the government to protect the monarch butterfly today, as the public comment period on protecting monarchs under the Endangered Species Act closed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now has nine months to determine whether to propose protections for the...
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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Chef Colicchio, Activists, Lawmakers Demand Action on GMO Labeling
Chef Tom Colicchio joined Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today as they reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would give Americans more information about what’s in their food and how it was produced. The bill – titled the...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Center for Food Safety: FWS Campaign to Save Monarchs is Inadequate, Misses Major Driver in Population Decline
Center for Food Safety today commented on the announcement by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of a new campaign aimed at saving the declining monarch butterfly. The campaign allocates $3.2 million in resources for monarch population revival. This is significantly less than what would be...
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Monday, February 09, 2015
EPA Approval of Dow’s Enlist Duo Herbicide Violates Endangered Species Act
A coalition of farmers and environmental groups filed a motion Friday to stay the EPA’s October 2014 decision to approve a powerful new herbicide called “Enlist Duo” for use on genetically engineered (GE) crops in six Midwestern states. The groups maintain that EPA violated the Endangered Species...
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Thursday, February 05, 2015
Monsanto's Roundup Ready Crop System Puts Monarch Butterflies at Brink of Extinction
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today released a detailed, 80 page scientific report, “ Monarchs in Peril: Herbicide-Resistant Crops and the Decline of Monarch Butterflies in North America. ” The comprehensive report reveals the severe impacts of herbicide-resistant genetically engineered (GE) crops...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
USDA Approves New Pesticide Promoting Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops
Center for Food Safety criticized the decision today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate Monsanto’s dicamba-resistant soybeans and cotton. The anticipated widespread adoption of these GE crops would lead to an over 10-fold increase in dicamba use in American agriculture, from...
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