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December 21st, 2021
EPA Admits Continued Widespread Dicamba Drift Damage, Yet Still Will Not Cancel Latest Registration Despite Harms to Farmers and Endangered Species
EPA Admits Continued Widespread Dicamba Drift Damage, Yet Still Will Not Cancel Latest Registration Despite Harms to Farmers and Endangered Species
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will not cancel or impose further restrictions on its 2020 registration of over-the-top (OTT) spraying of dicamba pesticide
December 21st, 2021
CFS Statement on EPA's Summary of Dicamba-Related Incident Reports from the 2021 Growing Season
CFS Statement on EPA's Summary of Dicamba-Related Incident Reports from the 2021 Growing Season
View EPA's 12.21.2021 announcement here >>  Statement from George Kimbrell, Center for Food Safety legal director and lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the 2016-2020 dicamba litigation that vacated t
December 21st, 2021
Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Failure to Obey Court Order to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Toxic Pesticide
Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Failure to Obey Court Order to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Toxic Pesticide
WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing, over the past four years, to comply with a court order requiring it to protect endangered
December 20th, 2021
Groups Again Sue Army Corps to Protect Washington's Coastal Areas and Endangered Species from Industrial Shellfish Operations
Groups Again Sue Army Corps to Protect Washington's Coastal Areas and  Endangered Species from Industrial Shellfish Operations
SEATTLE—Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) from continuing the excessive
December 16th, 2021
Court Urged to Overturn EPA Approval of Toxic New Pesticide Known to Harm Endangered Salmon, Sturgeon
Court Urged to Overturn EPA Approval of Toxic New Pesticide Known to Harm Endangered Salmon, Sturgeon
SAN FRANCISCO—The Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity filed legal papers today seeking to strike down the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2021 approval of the pesticide
December 15th, 2021
EPA Sued Over Failure to Close Pesticide-Coated Seed Loophole Killing Bees and Endangered Species
EPA Sued Over Failure to Close Pesticide-Coated Seed Loophole Killing Bees and Endangered Species
SAN FRANCISCO—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Pesticide Action Network of North America sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the agency's failure to regulate pesticide-coate
December 8th, 2021
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Legal Appeal Challenging EPA Permit for First Ever Industrial Aquaculture Facility in Federal Waters
Media Advisory: Public Oral Argument in Legal Appeal Challenging EPA Permit for First Ever Industrial Aquaculture Facility in Federal Waters
SARASOTA, FL—On Wednesday, December 9, the Environmental Appeals Board will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety (CFS), the Don't Cage Our Ocean Coalition, and local allies' legal appeal challengi
December 7th, 2021
Groups Sue to Force FDA Decision on Petitions to Ban Phthalates in Food
Groups Sue to Force FDA Decision on Petitions to Ban Phthalates in Food
WASHINGTON—Today, Center for Food Safety and allies represented by Earthjustice sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in federal court to compel long overdue action on petitions the advocates fi
December 6th, 2021
Center for Food Safety Calls for Ban on Brazilian Beef Imports Due to Mad Cow Disease
Center for Food Safety Calls for Ban on Brazilian Beef Imports Due to Mad Cow Disease
WASHINGTON—It has been reported by Reuters and other international media outlets that Brazil is experiencing an outbreak of mad cow disease. In September, Brazil confirmed two cases of what it called
December 3rd, 2021
Food Safety Advocates Call for Regulation and Transparent Labeling of Cell-Cultured Lab 'Meats'
Food Safety Advocates Call for Regulation and Transparent Labeling of Cell-Cultured Lab 'Meats'
WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Food and Water Watch submitted comments to U.S Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), urging the agency to
November 29th, 2021
Legal Challenge to USDA's Deceptive and Discriminatory GMO Labeling Scheme Moves Forward
Legal Challenge to USDA's Deceptive and Discriminatory GMO Labeling Scheme Moves Forward
SAN FRANCISCO—Last week, Center for Food Safety (CFS) took an important step in its lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's Department of Agriculture's (USDA) rules on labeling genetically engi
November 22nd, 2021
Senator Booker Reintroduces Legislation in Congress to Reform Pesticide Regulation and Protect Farmworkers
Senator Booker Reintroduces Legislation in Congress to Reform Pesticide Regulation and Protect Farmworkers
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) reintroduced legislation today to protect children and farmworkers by banning dangerous pesticides like paraquat, neonicotinoids and organophosphates. The Pro
October 27th, 2021
Groups Petition EPA to Protect Washington's Drinking Water from Factory Farm Pollution
Groups Petition EPA to Protect Washington's Drinking Water from Factory Farm Pollution
YAKIMA VALLEY, WA—Yesterday, Center for Food Safety, Food and Water Watch, and Friends of Toppenish Creek petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to exercise its emergency powers to limit and m
October 26th, 2021
Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution
Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution
WASHINGTON— As President Biden continues to promise that his administration will address the climate crisis and protect the air we breathe from industrial polluters, 24 advocacy organizations are dema
October 15th, 2021
Biden to Pick FDA Veteran Robert Califf to Lead the Agency as Deadline Nears
Biden to Pick FDA Veteran Robert Califf to Lead the Agency as Deadline Nears
WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden is likely to nominate former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Robert Califf to lead the agency again, Politico reported on Thursday. Mr. Califf previously
October 4th, 2021
Organic Food Advocates Seek Reversal of Decision Authorizing Labeling of Hydroponic Operations as 'Organic'
Organic Food Advocates Seek Reversal of Decision Authorizing Labeling of Hydroponic Operations as 'Organic'
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS), representing a broad coalition of organic farmers, certifiers, and organic nonprofits, filed their opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appe