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June 17th, 2021
USDA to Reinstate Vital Organic Animal Welfare Protections Gutted by Trump Administration
USDA to Reinstate Vital Organic Animal Welfare Protections Gutted by Trump Administration
WASHINGTON—In a victory for organic farmers, advocates, and animal welfare, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)   announced   today that it will be reinstating animal welfare standards on farms producing organic meat that were withdrawn during the Tr.
June 8th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Endorses New Bill That Would Close FDA's Food Safety Loophole
Center for Food Safety Endorses New Bill That Would Close FDA's Food Safety Loophole
WASHINGTON—Last Friday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) endorsed the Toxic Free Food Act , new legislation introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) that would overhaul the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) process for determining the safety of chem.
June 3rd, 2021
Petition: FDA Must Stop Allowing Harmful PFAS in our Food
Petition: FDA Must Stop Allowing Harmful PFAS in our Food
Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations  sent a formal petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban all PFAS (per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances) that accumulate in the body.  A Freedom of Information Act requ.
May 26th, 2021
Judge Denies Bayer's 'Clearly Unreasonable' Proposal to Settle Future Roundup Cancer Claims
Judge Denies Bayer's 'Clearly Unreasonable' Proposal to Settle Future Roundup Cancer Claims
SAN FRANCISCO— Today, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria  denied   Monsanto/ Bayer's  proposed settlement that would   set up a compensation fund  to settle  future lawsuits over claims that its Roundup weed kille.
May 24th, 2021
EPA Watchdog Report: Senior Staffers in Trump EPA Changed, Omitted Science During 2018 Review of Dicamba; Skipped Internal Peer-Review Process
EPA Watchdog Report: Senior Staffers in Trump EPA Changed, Omitted Science During 2018 Review of Dicamba; Skipped Internal Peer-Review Process
Washington— A scathing report , released today by a federal oversight agency, revealed that high-ranking officials in the Trump Environmental Protection Agency purposely excluded scientific evidence of dicamba's drift risks before reapproving its use in .
May 19th, 2021
Biden EPA Reveals Prior Approval of Monsanto's Roundup Failed to Account for Risks to Monarch Butterflies and Other Endangered Species, Drift Harm to Farmers
Biden EPA Reveals Prior Approval of Monsanto's Roundup Failed to Account for Risks to Monarch Butterflies and Other Endangered Species, Drift Harm to Farmers
SAN FRANCISCO—In a federal court  filing  yesterday the Biden Administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effectively admitted grave errors in EPA's 2020 interim registration of glyphosate, best known as the active ingredient in Monsanto.
May 19th, 2021
Organic Advocates Appeal District Court Decision Authorizing Labeling of Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
Organic Advocates Appeal District Court Decision Authorizing Labeling of Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
SAN FRANCISCO— Yesterday , Center for Food Safety (CFS) , along with a coalition of organic farms, certifier, and organic stakeholder groups,   filed  an appeal   with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ,   appealing a .
May 14th, 2021
Appeals Court Affirms Historic Roundup Cancer Plaintiff Victory Against Monsanto
Appeals Court Affirms Historic Roundup Cancer Plaintiff Victory Against Monsanto
SAN FRANCISCO—Today,  the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit  issu e d a decision  in  the appeal of   Hardeman v. Monsanto ,  affirming a lower court's decision that  resulted in a  $80 .
May 13th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Files Legal Brief in Support of Missouri Peach Farmer Devastated by Dicamba Drift
Center for Food Safety Files Legal Brief in Support of Missouri Peach Farmer  Devastated by Dicamba Drift
SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a   legal  brief  in support of  Missouri peach farmer  Bill Bader ,  who successfully sued  seed and  agrichemical giants Monsanto and BASF  for  d.
May 12th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Sues Army Corps Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Industrial Shellfish Operations
Center for Food Safety Sues Army Corps Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Industrial Shellfish Operations
 SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for unlawfully withholding documents regarding approval and issuance of letters of permission to comm.
May 4th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Sues NIH Over Unlawfully Keeping Secret Federal Funding of Research Creating New More Virulent Pandemic Viruses
Center for Food Safety Sues NIH Over Unlawfully Keeping Secret Federal Funding of Research Creating New More Virulent Pandemic Viruses
SAN FRANCISCO–Last week, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CFS is suing the agency over.
May 3rd, 2021
Appeals Court Ruling Allows Novel Genetically Engineered Soy Leghemoglobin in Impossible Burgers
Appeals Court Ruling Allows Novel Genetically Engineered Soy Leghemoglobin in Impossible Burgers
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) lawsuit challenging the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of soy leghemoglobin (a.k.a. "heme"), the .
April 30th, 2021
100-Plus Groups Demand Actions Critical to Protecting Endangered Species, Wildlife Refuges From Toxic Pesticides
100-Plus Groups Demand Actions Critical to Protecting Endangered Species, Wildlife Refuges From Toxic Pesticides
WASHINGTON— More than 100 groups sent three letters to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today outlining urgent actions needed to protect the nation's wildlife and their habitats from dangerous pesticides. Conservation, environmental justice, agricultu.
April 29th, 2021
Court Orders EPA to Ban Pesticide Known to Harm Children's Brains
Court Orders EPA to Ban Pesticide Known to Harm Children's Brains
SAN FRANCISCO—The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban all food uses of the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos or retain only those uses it can find safe for workers and children. The court gave EPA.
April 26th, 2021
Up to 144,000 Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Released in Florida Keys
Up to 144,000 Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Released in Florida Keys
MARATHON, Fla. — The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) and Oxitec, a British biotech company, will begin the first-ever U.S. release of genetically engineered (GE) Aedes aegypti mosquitoes this week. Despite scientific concerns and public out.
April 22nd, 2021
Florida Halts Use of Controversial Pesticide on Citrus Crops
Florida Halts Use of Controversial Pesticide on Citrus Crops
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a victory for farm workers, public health, and the environment, yesterday the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services denied AgLogic Chemical LLC's state pesticide registration application for the pesticide .