219,210 Americans Call on EPA to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Groups deliver hundreds of thousands of comments to EPA Headquarters for neonicotinoid comment period   Washington, D.C. — A coalition of food safety and environmental groups delivered 219,210 public comments to EPA this month, urging the agency ban neonicotinoid pesticides… Read More

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

WASHINGTON—Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for… Read More

Farmers, Conservationists Challenge Trump’s EPA, Monsanto Over Crop-Damaging Pesticide

EPA Unlawfully Approved Monsanto’s XtendiMax Weed-Killer, Ignoring Warnings of Rampant Drift, Destroying Crops on Millions of Acres in Devastating 2017 Farm Season With More to Come Evidence Shows Hundreds of Endangered Species at Risk and Unprotected   WASHINGTON—On… Read More

Lawsuit: Trump Administration Violating Federal Law by Allowing Factory Fish Farms

New Orleans, LA – A lawsuit filed by Center for Food Safety (CFS) on behalf of a coalition of consumer, environmental, fishing and farming organizations is now moving forward, challenging the legality of a federal government rule allowing industrial fish farming… Read More

Trump Administration Sued Over GE Food Labeling

Washington, DC — Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and… Read More

Free, Peer-To-Peer Seed Sharing Network Goes Online

Center for Food Safety is celebrating International Seeds Day with the launch of our free, peer-to-peer online network for people to share rare and heirloom seeds. The Global Seed Network (GSN) will empower farmers and home gardeners alike… Read More

Monarch Butterfly Population Drops 80 Percent Since Mid-1990s

WASHINGTON— The annual overwintering count of monarch butterflies released last week confirms butterfly numbers fell by nearly one-third from last year’s count, indicating an ongoing risk of extinction for America’s most well-known butterfly. Scientists report that this year’s… Read More

EPA Slams Big Ag’s Syngenta on Farmworker Safety Violations

HONOLULU— The the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint last week against agrichemical giant Syngenta for putting the health and safety of farmworkers on Kauai at risk by violating several federal pesticide regulations. The agency says Syngenta failed to tell… Read More

GE Mosquitoes? Tell FDA No!

Via Center For Food Safety: Imagine a company releasing millions of experimental, genetically engineered, biting insects into a populated island environment. Sounds like the plot to a new Jurassic Park, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, this plot is very real,… Read More