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September 15th, 2021
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call US-EU Methane Reduction Commitment a Long Overdue First Step; Urge Biden Administration to Grant Petition and Reject Big Ag's False Methane Solutions
Climate, Environmental Justice Groups Call US-EU Methane Reduction Commitment a Long Overdue First Step; Urge Biden Administration to Grant Petition and Reject Big Ag's False Methane Solutions
Today, environmental justice, rural community and environmental groups across the United States recognized the U.S. and European Union's joint pledge to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent from 202
August 26th, 2021
Pursuant to CFS Litigation Settlement, EPA Releases Evaluations Showing Severe Risk to Endangered Species from Neonic Pesticides
Pursuant to CFS Litigation Settlement, EPA Releases Evaluations Showing Severe Risk to Endangered Species from Neonic Pesticides
Washington, D.C. – For the first time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released new nationwide endangered species analyses and draft determinations for neonicotinoids pesticides,
August 20th, 2021
Appeals Court Affirms Kansas Ag-Gag Law is Unconstitutional
Appeals Court Affirms Kansas Ag-Gag Law is Unconstitutional
TOPEKA, Kan. – Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a ruling by a lower court striking down Kansas's "Ag-Gag" law for violating the First Amendment. The lawsuit was
August 18th, 2021
EPA Cancels All Food Uses of Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
EPA Cancels All Food Uses of Brain-Damaging Pesticide Chlorpyrifos
WASHINGTON—In a historic victory for farm workers, environment, and public health, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it will be revoking all tolerances of chlorpyrifos, effecti
August 17th, 2021
124 Organizations Demand Home Depot and Lowe's Immediately Pull Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Following Bayer Announcement that Glyphosate Will Remain in Roundup Until 2023
124 Organizations Demand Home Depot and Lowe's Immediately Pull Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Following Bayer Announcement that Glyphosate Will Remain in Roundup Until 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. — 124 consumer, health and environmental groups sent letters today calling on Lowe's and Home Depot to immediately end the sale of Roundup following Bayer's recent decision to remove
August 16th, 2021
Farmworkers and Conservationists' Lawsuit Seeking to Remove Roundup from the Market Moves Forward
Farmworkers and Conservationists' Lawsuit Seeking to Remove Roundup from the Market Moves Forward
SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed its reply brief in the ongoing lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of glyphosate, the active ingredient
August 6th, 2021
Cooke Aquaculture Secures Permit to Stock Risky Washington Fish Farm
Cooke Aquaculture Secures Permit to Stock Risky Washington Fish Farm
SEATTLE— Despite ongoing litigation and timing questions regarding the lease for the facility, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has granted fish farming giant Cooke Aquaculture a permit
July 29th, 2021
Monsanto-Bayer to End U.S. Residential Sales of Toxic Pesticide Glyphosate
Monsanto-Bayer to End U.S. Residential Sales of Toxic Pesticide Glyphosate
LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY—In a victory for consumers, advocates, and the environment, Monsanto-Bayer today announced it will end the sales of its glyphosate-based herbicides—including its flagship product,
July 26th, 2021
Conservationists and Farmers Sue Over Trump Administration Removal of Most Genetically Engineered Organism Regulation
Conservationists and Farmers Sue Over Trump Administration Removal of Most Genetically Engineered Organism Regulation
SAN FRANCISCO—Today Center for Food Safety (CFS) and allied plaintiffs filed a new federal lawsuit challenging the 2020 decision by the Trump administration's Department of Agriculture's (USDA) to eli
July 19th, 2021
Groups Sue EPA Over Approval of Toxic Herbicide Citing Risks to Endangered Species, Drift Harms
Groups Sue EPA Over Approval of Toxic Herbicide Citing Risks to Endangered Species, Drift Harms
SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the Environmental Protecti
July 14th, 2021
Toxic Chemicals Found in Some Beverage Packaging
Toxic Chemicals Found in Some Beverage Packaging
Portland, ME—A new report by the Toxic Free Food Campaign titled "Capped With Toxics" found toxic chemicals called ortho-phthalates in more than one-third of the 141 beverage brands tested. Prior rese
July 14th, 2021
Report: Most Restaurants Fail to Stop Antibiotic Overuse in Their Beef Supplies
Report: Most Restaurants Fail to Stop Antibiotic Overuse in Their Beef Supplies
WASHINGTON—Most top restaurant chains in the United States have failed to adopt policies to stop the overuse of antibiotics by their beef suppliers, according to the sixth annual Chain Reaction scorec
June 30th, 2021
Washington Appellate Court Rejects State's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change
Washington Appellate Court Rejects State's Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change
Olympia, Wash. – Yesterday, as record-setting heat threatened the sustainability of Washington's water resources, a three-judge panel of the Washington Court of Appeals unanimously invalidated the Was
June 24th, 2021
Kroger Urged to Eliminate Bee-Toxic Pesticides from Its Food Supply Chain
Kroger Urged to Eliminate Bee-Toxic Pesticides from Its Food Supply Chain
Cincinnati, OH – On the eve of Kroger's annual shareholder meeting, groups are calling on the grocery giant to commit to eliminating toxic pesticides linked to dramatic pollinator declines from the co
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 prod
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