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

Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
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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Newswire article
Monday, March 24, 2014
New Report: Widely-Used Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Are Unnecessary in Most Cases
Center for Food Safety today released a scientific literature review which reveals that neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments offer little benefit, do not increase crop yields, and cause widespread environmental and economic damage. In particular, neonicotinoids have been implicated in bee population declines and colony collapse. While some fear that crop yields will suffer without the use of neonicotinoids, the study released today demonstrates that their benefits do not outweigh the costs.
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Newswire article
Monday, March 17, 2014
Coalition of Civil Liberties, Animal, Consumer Groups Head to Court Over Controversial Idaho 'Ag Gag' Law
Today, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environment, along with journalists, filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho’s newly passed “ag gag” statute, signed into law by Idaho governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on February 28. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Idaho’s ag gag law (Idaho Code sec. 18-7042), and was filed in the U.S.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
More States Support GMO Labeling Bills
In a continuing victory for the food movement and consumer advocates, yesterday the Connecticut Senate voted 35-1 in support of legislation that would require foods that are genetically engineered (GE) to be labeled. Following in the steps of Vermont, this is the second major state legislative body to pass a bill that would require that all GE foods be labeled.
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