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, December 31, 2014
Local Farmers File Intervention to Defend Jackson County Genetically Engineered Crop Ordinance
Today two Jackson County farmers and two nonprofits, Center for Food Safety and Our Family Farms Coalition (OFFC), filed legal papers in federal court to defend Jackson County’s Ordinance 635 which was approved by voters as Measure 15-119. The ordinance, passed in May 2014, creates a genetically...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Coalition Presents Constitutional Challenge To Law That Silences Industry Whistle-Blowers
Today, a broad-based public interest coalition of national nonprofits, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho (ACLU), and Center for Food Safety (CFS), filed a motion for summary judgment in...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tests Find Monsanto’s Soy, Genetically Engineered for Heavy Pesticide Spraying, in Portland-Bought Infant Formula
Just as Oregonians are voting on whether to label genetically engineered foods, Center for Food Safety (CFS) announced today that genetic testing has confirmed the presence of soy that has been genetically engineered by Monsanto for heavy pesticide exposure in infant formula that is being sold in...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
EPA Approves New 2,4-D Herbicide Blend, Paving Way for Controversial GE Crops
Center for Food Safety (CFS) today condemned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to approve Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo herbicide, a new blend of 2,4-D and glyphosate intended for use on Dow’s patented 2,4-D resistant (Enlist) genetically engineered corn and soybeans. EPA’s approval...
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
UPDATE: Two Counties in Oregon Ban Planting of GE Crops
Voters in both Josephine County and Jackson County, Oregon overwhelmingly approved ballot measures to prohibit the cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) crops in the counties. The Jackson initiative passed 66-34 , while the Josephine initiative passed 58-42 .
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Congressional Hearing Ignores Elephant in the Room on Bee Health & Pesticides
Today, a House Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing on “current research and application of management strategies to control pests and diseases of pollinators,” the first Congressional hearing on pollinators in over a year. While dedicated discussion to such an important issue is welcomed, Center for Food Safety was dismayed by the panelists’ and committee members’ refusal to seriously address the impact of pesticides.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Center for Food Safety and Animal Legal Defense Fund File Legal Brief In Support of Country of Origin Labeling Laws
Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule. The nonprofits argue that USDA’s rule is constitutional, otherwise legally valid, and good for consumers.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your “Right to Know”
The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering (GE) to be labeled in Vermont. Minor changes made by the Senate must still be approved by the state House, which previously approved the measure (107-37). Pending the governor’s signature, the law would take effect July 1, 2016.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Federal Court Allows Non-Profit Groups to Defend Kaua’i County on Behalf of Taxpayers
The U.S. District Court of Hawaii today granted a Motion to Intervene jointly presented by Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice on behalf of several community non-profit groups. The order allows the groups to participate in a lawsuit filed by Syngenta and other pesticide companies challenging Kaua’i’s County Ordinance 960. Today’s order allows the groups, represented by council from CFS and Earthjustice, to defend the County of Kaua‘i’s 2013 pesticide disclosure law from the pesticide companies’ legal challenge.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Industry Hype & Bad Science Undercuts Real Energy/Climate Solutions
Scientists and environmentalists today condemned a recent press release by researchers at the University of British Columbia announcing they have created genetically engineered (GE) poplar trees for paper and biofuel production, opening the prospect of growing these GE trees like an agricultural crop in the future. [1]
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