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July 11th, 2007
Center for Food Safety Files Complaint with USDA to Enforce Integrity of the Organic Label
The Center for Food Safety today filed a complaint and legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the agency to enforce the integrity of the U.S.
July 3rd, 2007
Citizens, Consumer Groups Oppose Proposed Irradiation Labeling Change
More than 28,000 citizens oppose a Food & Drug Administration proposal to permit industry to mislabel irradiated food with alternate terms such as ‘pasteurization’ or to remove the requirement for labeling altogether, ann.
April 24th, 2007
Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical Rice Is Not the Solution to Diarrhea
Drugs in Rice Not Approved by FDA, Will Likely Contaminate Foods Groups Urge Ban on All Drug-Producing Genetically Engineered Food Crops Genetically engineered, pharmaceutical rice is not a safe or cost-effective solution for infants suff.
December 28th, 2006
Despite Lack of Science and Strong Public Concern, FDA Okays Food From Cloned Animals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a preliminary safety assessment that clears the way for marketing of meat and dairy products from cloned animals for human consumption.
December 20th, 2006
Groups Support New Standards for Open Water Aquaculture
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture (FL DACS) sent out a notice to invite public comments on proposed new standards for the growing of fish in open ocean waters, known as “open water aquacul.
December 5th, 2006
Court Ordered Sale and Slaughter of Cloned Animals Imminent
Recently, the Center for Food Safety and Food and Water Watch learned of the imminent sale of several cloned animals for slaughter. This possibility arises out of a legal dispute in Maryland involving dairy farmer Greg Wiles. Mr.
November 24th, 2006
USDA Gives Rubber-Stamp Market Approval to Genetically Engineered Rice Contaminating Food Supply
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today granted marketing approval of a genetically-engineered (GE) rice variety following its illegal contamination of the food supply and rice exports, first announced three months ago.
October 12th, 2006
CFS and Pure Salmon Campaign Expose Hidden Costs of Farmed Salmon
The Pure Salmon Campaign, a global project of the National Environmental Trust working to raise standards for farm-raised fish, along with Todd Gray, executive chef of Equinox, today hosted a briefing to discuss new hidden costs of farmed salmon, ex.
October 12th, 2006
Groups Tell FDA, Keep Food From Cloned Animals Off Our Dinner Plates
The Center for Food Safety, along with reproductive rights, animal welfare, and consumer protection organizations, today filed a legal petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for a moratorium on the introduction of food product.
September 14th, 2006
USDA Urged to Deny Approval of Illegal Genetically Engineered Rice Found in Food Chain
Today, the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a legal petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seeks to prevent the post hoc approval of an illegal genetically engineered rice recently found in the world’s food supply.
September 1st, 2006
California Senate Preserves Local Rules on Genetically Engineered Crops
Proponents of precautions for genetically engineered crops today declared victory in their battle to defend the rights of counties and cities to enact local restrictions on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
August 14th, 2006
Court Rules Federal Government Acted Illegally In Permitting Field Trials Of Genetically Engineered (GE) Crops In Hawaii
Citing possible harm to Hawaii’s 329 endangered and threatened species, a federal district judge has ruled that the U.S.
June 21st, 2006
New FDA Policy Condones Contamination of Food Supply by Experimental GE Crops
Contamination of the food supply by experimental genetically engineered (GE) crops is deemed “acceptable” under a new policy expected to be released today by the Food and Drug Administration.
June 20th, 2006
Hawaiians, Farmers Force UH to Abandon Taro Patents
At a ceremony to be held at the Hawaiian Studies campus of the University of Hawai’i (UH) this morning, June 20th, from 10-11:30 am, Hawaiian activists and farmers will announce victory in a five-month campaign to force the University to a.