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August 10th, 2017
Center for Food Safety Sues Trump Administration to Protect Washington’s Coastal Waters
Federal permit for massive shellfish aquaculture expansion will harm tidal ecosystems, human health Portland, OR —Today, Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Trump administration, through its U.S.
August 7th, 2017
Trump Administration Denies Pacific Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Act Protection
After 97 Percent Decline, Species Faces Extinction Without Help SAN FRANCISCO—The Trump administration today rejected a petition to protect imperiled Pacific bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act.
July 13th, 2017
Toxic Industrial Chemicals Found in 10 Varieties of Macaroni and Cheese Powders
On National Macaroni and Cheese Day, July 14, National Coalition Urges Kraft Heinz to Lead the Industry by Pledging to Eliminate Any and All Sources of Phthalates NATIONWIDE —Laboratory testing of 10 varieties of macaroni and cheese p.
July 10th, 2017
Center for Food Safety Demands Trump Administration Close Pesticide Loopholes
Legal filing claims current review process neglects real-world impacts of whole pesticide formulations WASHINGTON, DC — Today Center for Food Safety filed a formal legal rulemaking petition calling for a much-needed overhaul of how .
July 6th, 2017
Overwhelming Opposition to USDA Proposal to Legalize Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees
A Quarter of a Million People Say NO to First-Ever GE Forest Tree Washington, DC —Well over a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments yesterday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.
June 30th, 2017
EPA must consider harm to endangered species when approving pesticides
Appellate Court reminds Agency to follow the law on new, harmful pesticides (Washington, D.C.) The D.C. Circuit court today affirmed that EPA must consider harm to imperiled species when it approves pesticides for use in the United States.
June 28th, 2017
Community Groups Sue Idaho-based Big Island Dairy for Polluting Hawaii Waters with Animal Waste
Lawsuit challenges industrial dairy’s illegal discharge of animal waste under the federal Clean Water Act HONOLULU, HAWAII — Community groups Kupale Ookala and Center for Food Safety sued the Idaho‑based dairy company B.
June 22nd, 2017
Nonprofits Sue 3rd Largest Poultry Co. for False Advertising of Drug-Contaminated Chicken
Sanderson Farms’ ‘100% Natural’ Advertising Claims Deceive Consumers, Threaten Public Health OAKLAND, CA —Three nonprofit groups filed suit today against Laurel, Miss.-based Sanderson Farms, Inc.
June 19th, 2017
Concerned Americans Say New GMO Regs Would Make Oversight Worse, Not Better
Nearly 100,000 people and 65 environmental, farm, and consumer groups call for more rigorous oversight of genetically engineered crops and animals WASHINGTON, DC —Today marks the close of three U.S.
June 19th, 2017
New Film to Promote Pollinator Protection Kicks Off Keep the Hives Alive Coalition’s 10th Annual National Pollinator Week
Beekeepers, farmers, farmworkers, scientists and bee advocacy groups make a buzz over government inaction on toxic pesticides WASHINGTON, DC— A coalition of beekeepers, farmers, farmworkers, scientists and bee protection advocates rel.
June 18th, 2017
Restaurants in Nation’s Capital Feature Foods Reliant on Pollinators for National Pollinator Week
Washington, DC —In recognition of the importance of pollinators to food production during National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, Beyond Pesticides and the Center for Food Safety are teaming up with restaurants in the Nation’s Cap.
June 6th, 2017
Hawai‘i Becomes First State to Adopt Paris Climate Pledge
Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety-sponsored bill to establish soil task force signed into law HONOLULU — Today marks an historic moment in the efforts to fight the impacts of climate change as Governor David Ige signs two bi.
June 1st, 2017
Trump’s Decision to Pull the U.S. out of Paris Climate Agreement Threatens Global Food Security
U.S. withdrawal could result in increased hunger and malnutrition President ignores advice from scientists and wishes of Americans, threatening U.S.
May 30th, 2017
Court Strikes Down Federal Approval of New Nanotech-Pesticide
Court Strikes Down Federal Approval of New Nanotech-Pesticide Nano-silver Pesticides Create Different Risks, Federal Agency Failed to Show How Approval Was in the Public Interest, Court Holds May 30, 2017 (Washington, DC) — Today .
May 30th, 2017
Public Interest Groups, Farmers Challenge Oregon Mega-dairy Pollution Permit
Public Interest Groups, Farmers Challenge Oregon Mega-dairy Pollution Permit Approval Ignores Clean Water Act, State Law; Threatens Public Health, Groundwater PORTLAND, Ore.
May 25th, 2017
Consumer Coalition Calls on In-N-Out Burger to Fulfill Promise to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2017 Consumer Coalition Calls on In-N-Out Burger to Fulfill Promise to Reduce Antibiotics Use in Beef Over 30 Groups Push Restaurant Chain to Act on Antibiotics Pledge OAKLAND, CALIF.