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September 30th, 2022
Statement from Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch Regarding USDA's Dangerous Slaughterhouse Self-Inspection Program
Statement from Center for Food Safety and Food & Water Watch Regarding USDA's Dangerous Slaughterhouse Self-Inspection Program
Today, a federal judge ruled against advocates for safer meat processing in a case brought by Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety and the Humane Farming Association regarding implementation of
September 28th, 2022
New "Hero's Journey" Podcast Aims to Inspire Hope and Activism
New
SAN FRANCISCO—Is change possible? Can we make a difference? A new Center for Food Safety podcast launching Sept. 29 features inspiring stories of change-making activists who have answered YES. "The He
September 28th, 2022
EPA Refuses to Close Pesticide-Coated Seed Loophole That Kills Bees and Endangered Species
EPA Refuses to Close Pesticide-Coated Seed Loophole That Kills Bees and Endangered Species
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a legal petition by Center for Food Safety (CFS), Pesticide Action Network of North America, and others, demanding that the a
September 21st, 2022
California Supreme Court Petition Denial Delivers Big Win for Bees and Pollinators
California Supreme Court Petition Denial Delivers Big Win for Bees and Pollinators
SACRAMENTO, CA—In a major win for imperiled bumblebees and other vital pollinators that help create much of our food, the California Supreme Court today rejected a petition for review submitted by agr
September 15th, 2022
Lawsuit Demands Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Release Documents Linking Fungicides and Antifungal Resistance
Lawsuit Demands Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Release Documents Linking Fungicides and Antifungal Resistance
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit yesterday against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for unlawfully withholding records
September 14th, 2022
Court Rules "QR" Codes Alone Unlawful for GMO Food Labeling
Court Rules
San Francisco, Calif.—A U.S. District Court has held that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s decision to allow genetically engineered (GMO) foods to only be labeled with a "QR" code was unlaw
September 13th, 2022
Statement on USDA National Organic Program Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule
Statement on USDA National Organic Program Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule
WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a statement from Senior Attorney Amy van Saun on the USDA National Organic Program Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule After 10 years of stakeholder
September 12th, 2022
Statement on the Executive Order launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative
Statement on the Executive Order launching a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative
WASHINGTON, DC—The following is a statement from Center for Food Safety's Science Director, Bill Freese, on the recently announced Executive Order which launches a National Biotechnology and Biomanufa
September 12th, 2022
Lawsuit Demands Environmental Protection Agency Release Documents Regarding Dicamba Pesticide Harms
Lawsuit Demands Environmental Protection Agency Release Documents Regarding Dicamba Pesticide Harms
SAN FRANCISCO—Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit today against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for unlawfully withholding records about the impacts
September 1st, 2022
Center for Food Safety Asks Court to Overturn EPA Approval of Toxic Fungicide That Causes Neurological Harms and Imperils Wildlife, Endangered Species
Center for Food Safety Asks Court to Overturn EPA Approval of Toxic Fungicide That Causes Neurological Harms and Imperils Wildlife, Endangered Species
SAN FRANCISCO —Today the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed legal papers seeking to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) March 2022 approval of difenoconazole, a potent fungicide in
August 18th, 2022
Center for Food Safety Blasts "Irrational" EPA Risk Assessment of Dicamba Pesticide
Center for Food Safety Blasts
WASHINGTON, DC—EPA today released its draft ecological risk assessment of dicamba for its registration review of this weed-killing pesticide. Dicamba is the volatile chemical that has caused unprecede
August 16th, 2022
Statement from the Executive Director on the Inflation Reduction Act
Statement from the Executive Director on the Inflation Reduction Act
WASHINGTON, DC - The following is a statement from Center for Food Safety's Executive Director, Andrew Kimbrell, on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 President Biden will sign the IRA into law today
August 8th, 2022
Mars Candy Violates its Pledge to Remove Titanium Dioxide from Skittles
Mars Candy Violates its Pledge to Remove Titanium Dioxide from Skittles
SAN FRANCISCO—Center for Food Safety blasted Mars, Inc. today for failing to honor its pledge to remove dangerous toxins from Skittles and its other products by 2021. In an agreement with Center for F
August 5th, 2022
USDA Proposes to Reinstate Organic Animal Welfare Standards Gutted by Trump Administration, Marking Big Win for Organic Advocates and Consumers
USDA Proposes to Reinstate Organic Animal Welfare Standards Gutted by Trump Administration, Marking Big Win for Organic Advocates and Consumers
WASHINGTON – Today the USDA officially committed to reinstate the 2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) rule, affirming that the USDA Organic label includes animal welfare protections—a
August 2nd, 2022
Factory Farm Gas is Not "Climate-Smart"
Factory Farm Gas is Not
The recently announced Energy Security and Climate Change Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is a much-needed step towards decarbonizing our economy and ensuring a stable climate for f
August 2nd, 2022
Food Safety and Environmental Groups Urge National Marine Fisheries to Cease Expansions of Industrial Fish Farms
Food Safety and Environmental Groups Urge National Marine Fisheries to Cease Expansions of Industrial Fish Farms
SAN FRANCISCO—The Center for Food Safety and allied organizations submitted comments to the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) August 1 and two weeks earlier regarding the agency's proposed