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January 18th, 2023
New USDA Rule Boosts Organic Integrity
New USDA Rule Boosts Organic Integrity
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a major victory for organic farmers and consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today finalized its Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule, aimed at ensuring the int
January 10th, 2023
Ecology's Rewrite of Industrial Dairy Permits Endangers Public Health; Threatens Waterways, Aquifers, Ecosystems Across the State
Ecology's Rewrite of Industrial Dairy Permits Endangers Public Health; Threatens Waterways, Aquifers, Ecosystems Across the State
Olympia, Wash. – Late last week, community, environmental, and food safety advocates challenged two permits that will allow industrial animal feeding operations to continue to discharge pollution into
December 23rd, 2022
Court Forces EPA to Address Harms of Four Pesticides to Endangered Species
Court Forces EPA to Address Harms of Four Pesticides to Endangered Species
WASHINGTON— The District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to address the harms of four pesticides to endangered plants and animals. The court chas
December 21st, 2022
Court Rules EPA's Registration of Bee-Killing Insecticide Unlawful, Citing Failure to Assess Risks to Endangered Species
Court Rules EPA's Registration of Bee-Killing Insecticide Unlawful, Citing Failure to Assess Risks to Endangered Species
SAN FRANCISCO— In a major win for pollinators and other wildlife, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to protect endangered species from the
December 21st, 2022
Groups Sue EPA Over Decades of Inaction on Harmful Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticides
Groups Sue EPA Over Decades of Inaction on Harmful Endocrine-Disrupting Pesticides
SAN FRANCISCO–Center for Food Safety (CFS), along with environmental health and farmworker organizations, has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to test and regulate dange
November 22nd, 2022
Court Orders EPA to Protect Endangered Wildlife from Toxic Pesticide
Court Orders EPA to Protect Endangered Wildlife from Toxic Pesticide
WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency today to fulfill its long-delayed mandatory duties to protect endangered species from the highly toxic insecticide cyant
November 18th, 2022
In Huge Win for Oceans, Washington State Bans All Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture
In Huge Win for Oceans, Washington State Bans All Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture
SEATTLE, WA—Today, Washington State issued an executive order prohibiting all commercial net pen aquaculture in the state's marine waters. This is a huge victory for ocean ecologies and our environmen
November 17th, 2022
Statement on FDA's First-Ever Approval of Lab Grown Chicken
Statement on FDA's First-Ever Approval of Lab Grown Chicken
Issue Background The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently completed its preliminary review of the first lab grown "chicken" to be sold as food. The FDA and the U.S. Department of Agricultu
November 17th, 2022
International Coalition Says U.S.-led AIM for Climate Project Promotes "False Solutions" and "Distractions"
International Coalition Says U.S.-led AIM for Climate Project Promotes
SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT—An international coalition of climate and food sustainability leaders today warned against "false solutions" being promoted at the COP27 climate conference by AIM for Climate—"a
November 16th, 2022
Lawsuit Challenges Restrictive and Unclear GMO Food Labeling Rules
Lawsuit Challenges Restrictive and Unclear GMO Food Labeling Rules
SAN FRANCISCO—Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of food labeling nonprofits and retailers filed an appeal last week with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, challenging a previous ruling th
November 15th, 2022
Conservationists, Fishermen, and Tribes Sue Over Fish Farming Slated for Federal Waters
Conservationists, Fishermen, and Tribes Sue Over Fish Farming Slated for Federal Waters
SEATTLE—Center for Food Safety (CFS), on behalf of itself and nine conservation, tribal, and fishing organizations, filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington yeste
November 3rd, 2022
State Legislators Oppose Approval of Genetically Engineered Mosquitos in California
State Legislators Oppose Approval of Genetically Engineered Mosquitos in California
Sacramento, CA—Today, members of the California legislature submitted a letter to the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), demanding the agency not approve the first-ever release of genetically e
October 13th, 2022
Superbugs in Stock Report Shows Grocery Stores Failing to Stop Antibiotic Overuse in Meat Supply Chains
Superbugs in Stock Report Shows Grocery Stores Failing to Stop Antibiotic Overuse in Meat Supply Chains
NEW YORK—Eight of the 12 largest U.S. supermarket companies, including Walmart and Trader Joe's, received an "F" on a new report card grading corporate policies regarding antibiotic usage in their pri
October 12th, 2022
Coalition Challenges Permit Allowing Wastewater from First-Ever Industrial Aquaculture Facility in Federal Waters
Coalition Challenges Permit Allowing Wastewater from First-Ever Industrial Aquaculture Facility in Federal Waters
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Center for Food Safety and six other organizations recently filed a petition challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's pollution discharge permit for Velella Epsilon, the
October 12th, 2022
Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Assess Real-World Harms of Pesticides
Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Assess Real-World Harms of Pesticides
SAN FRANCISCO—Four environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today over the agency's failure to assess the real-world impacts of pesticides in its approval process. Current E
October 11th, 2022
After Long Delay, Groups Sue EPA for Response on Factory Farm Water Pollution Rules
After Long Delay, Groups Sue EPA for Response on Factory Farm Water Pollution Rules
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Protection Agency's failure to respond to a legal petition urging the agency to strengthen clean water rules governing factory farms has prompted a broad coalition o