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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
July 26th, 2022
Army Corps Sued Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Nationwide Permit 56 for Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Structures
Army Corps Sued Over Failure to Release Documents Regarding Approval of Nationwide Permit 56 for Offshore Finfish Aquaculture Structures
SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for unlawfully withholding records regarding the Corps
July 26th, 2022
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Appeal Challenging Court Decision Authorizing Labeling of Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Appeal Challenging Court Decision Authorizing Labeling of Soil-less Hydroponic Operations as Organic
SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, July 27, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) ongoing appeal challenging a district court ruling that authorized th
July 19th, 2022
Biden Climate Emergency Must Address Industrial Meat Emissions
Biden Climate Emergency Must Address Industrial Meat Emissions
WASHINGTON—According to multiple media reports today, President Biden is considering declaring a climate emergency, triggering executive actions to help rein in climate-damaging emissions. The news co
July 19th, 2022
EPA Finds New Insecticide Is Putting Over 100 Species in Jeopardy of Extinction
EPA Finds New Insecticide Is Putting Over 100 Species in Jeopardy of Extinction
WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency released a draft biological evaluation today showing that the bee-killing insecticide sulfoxaflor is potentially putting 24 species of insects in jeopar
July 19th, 2022
Biden Administration Rejects Legal Petition to Phase Out Use of Toxic Agricultural Pesticides on National Wildlife Refuges
Biden Administration Rejects Legal Petition to Phase Out Use of Toxic Agricultural Pesticides on National Wildlife Refuges
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied requests by conservationists and members of Congress to phase out the use of agricultural pesticides on national wildlife refuges. The Servic
July 18th, 2022
Legal Victory: Court Orders New Endangered Species Review for Toxic Fungicide
Legal Victory: Court Orders New Endangered Species Review for Toxic Fungicide
SAN FRANCISCO—In a major win for conservationists and wildlife, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ordered the Environmental Protection Agency today to review the potential harm a toxic new
July 11th, 2022
Agricultural and Pesticide Interests Seek to Appeal Recent Ruling that Bees can be Protected by California's Endangered Species Act
Agricultural and Pesticide Interests Seek to Appeal Recent Ruling that Bees can be Protected by California's Endangered Species Act
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—On Thursday, July 7, 2022, a consortium of agricultural and pesticide interests filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court seeking to appeal a recent unanimous ru
July 7th, 2022
Monsanto and BASF Responsible for Unprecedented Peach Orchard Damage from Volatile Dicamba Pesticide, Appeals Court Rules
Monsanto and BASF Responsible for Unprecedented Peach Orchard Damage from Volatile Dicamba Pesticide, Appeals Court Rules
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, in a victory for Missouri peach farmer Bill Bader and environmentalists, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit issued a decision holding Monsanto-Bayer and BASF responsi
June 30th, 2022
SCOTUS Curbs EPA Authority to Regulate Emissions, Address Climate Crisis
SCOTUS Curbs EPA Authority to Regulate Emissions, Address Climate Crisis
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a ruling in West Virginia v. EPA holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prior attempt to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from po
June 24th, 2022
Statement on the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson
Statement on the Supreme Court ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson
Today is a shameful day for the meaning of justice in our country. The Supreme Court's reactionary supermajority's ideological agenda to dismantle the right to choose safe and legal abortion harms eve
June 23rd, 2022
Legal Action Taken to Protect Threatened and Endangered Species from Industrial Finfish Aquaculture Operations
Legal Action Taken to Protect Threatened and Endangered Species from Industrial Finfish Aquaculture Operations
SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and a coalition of marine conservation organizations, trade groups, and the Quinault Indian Nation filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Army C
June 17th, 2022
Federal Court Rejects Glyphosate Registration Decision Because EPA Ignored Cancer Risks, Endangered Species Risks
Federal Court Rejects Glyphosate Registration Decision Because EPA Ignored Cancer Risks, Endangered Species Risks
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, in a historic victory for farmworkers and the environment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with Center for Food Safety (CFS) and its represented farmworker a