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December 18th, 2017
USDA Gives In to Big “Organic” Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules
USDA Gives In to Big “Organic” Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) formally proposed withdrawing a set of rules finalized at the end of t.
December 13th, 2017
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry Dourson spent much of his career helping companies fight restrictions on their toxic products WASHINGTON–Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, Pr.
December 8th, 2017
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals Historical trend still shows increases, cattle and pig industries are the bulk of sales WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the U.S.
November 28th, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer LOS ANGELES—Conservation and health-safety groups today filed suit in federal court challenging the Trump adminis.
November 16th, 2017
Industry-Driven Bill Guts Federal Safeguards Protecting Endangered Species from Toxic Pesticides
Industry-Driven Bill Guts Federal Safeguards Protecting Endangered Species from Toxic Pesticides Legislation Would Prohibit Enforcement Actions When Pesticide Exposure Kills Endangered Wildlife WASHINGTON—The pesticide industry is .
November 14th, 2017
More than 1 Million People Call on Department of Justice to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger
More than 1 Million People Call on Department of Justice to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger Proposed merger threatens the diversity and availability of seeds Washington, DC — Today, more than 1 million petition signatures were delive.
November 14th, 2017
Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements
Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements Water Safeguards Designed to Keep Produce Free of Fecal Contamination WASHINGTON, DC —A Trump administration proposal to delay enforcement o.
November 14th, 2017
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution NEW YORK–Last week, Earthjustice, representing Waterkeeper Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, Sierra Club, .
November 9th, 2017
CFS Defends Arkansas from Monsanto Lawsuit
CFS Defends Arkansas from Monsanto Lawsuit Monsanto Abandons Science in Favor of “Alternative Facts” to Press its Case The Arkansas Plant Board voted yesterday to partially ban the use of the herbicide dicamba that has dr.
November 7th, 2017
Trump Administration Pulls New Biotech Rules
Trump Administration Pulls New Biotech Rules USDA decision to rescind proposed new rules puts corporate profit over public welfare WASHINGTON, DC—The Trump Administration announced yesterday that they will withdraw and reevaluate n.
November 7th, 2017
WHO Recommends Sharp Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture
WHO Recommends Sharp Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture Global health body says food animal industry must stop using antibiotics for growth promotion WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) came.
November 2nd, 2017
VICTORY! Sam Clovis Withdraws from USDA Consideration
After months of opposition organizations, farmers, and advocates claim victory Today, former Trump campaign aide and radio talk show host Sam Clovis withdrew from consideration for Chief Scientist at USDA, after months of opposition and public.
October 31st, 2017
Trump Nominee for USDA Chief Scientist Tied to Russia Scandal
Sam Clovis reportedly encouraged Papadopoulos to set up meetings with Russians WASHINGTON (October 31, 2017)— In yet another attack on science, President Trump has nominated Sam Clovis — a radio talk show host with no scien.
October 30th, 2017
CFS Sues Trump over Refusal to Disclose Secret California Water Deal Papers
Washington, DC – Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) sued the Trump Administration for refusing to turn over public documents concerning a controversial water mining project in the Mojave Desert.
October 12th, 2017
Scientists to Journal: Retract Pesticide Review After Revelations of Monsanto Funding, Influence
PORTLAND, OR — Scientists from four national environmental-health organizations today called on the scientific journal Critical Reviews in Toxicology to retract a review downplaying glyphosate’s cancer risk because the revi.
October 10th, 2017
Public Interest Coalition Challenges Constitutionality of Iowa’s Ag-Gag Law
Advocates for Animals, Workers, Free Speech and Food Safety Take on Agricultural Giants, Following Victories in Utah and Idaho DES MOINES, Iowa – Today a coalition of public interest groups and journalists led by the Animal Legal Def.