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January 19th, 2016
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Popping Up Trouble: Pesticide Seed Coatings Threaten Bees
For many Americans, popcorn ranks high on the list of snack favorites and has unquestionably become a movie theater staple.
January 11th, 2016
| Hawaii Center for Food Safety
| Pesticides and Children's Health
The Hidden Truth Behind Pesticide-Seed Companies in Hawaiʻi
Did you know that over 90% of GE crops grown in Hawaiʻi are inedible, experimental corn and soybean varieties, and that chemical companies are spraying pesticides 2 out of every 3 days, up to 16 times a day? This means companies like Monsanto occup.
January 1st, 2016
| Organic & Beyond
What's in a Label? Natural: Another Name For Conventionally Grown Food
What's the difference between "natural" and "organic"? Some nationally recognized organic food companies that have built their reputation in the organic industry are now selling new lines of natural (not organic) products.
December 15th, 2015
| GE Fish
| GE Foods
| GE Food Labeling
Guide to Avoiding GE Fish
Genetically engineered (GE) salmon were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November 2015 - the first GE animal ever approved for human consumption.
July 13th, 2015
| GE Foods
U.S. Contamination Episodes Concerning Genetically Engineered Crops
DOWNLOAD THE FACTSHEET The following are just a few of the dozens of episodes in which pollen or seeds from genetically engineered (GE) crops have contaminated conventional crops, often causing seed or product recalls, and other problems for f.
June 5th, 2015
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Hidden Costs of Toxic Seed Coatings
Scientists have identified pesticides—specifically a group of insecticides called neonicotinoids (abbreviated as “neonics”)—as likely to be an important cause of declining pollinator populations and poor polli.
May 12th, 2015
| GE Foods
Glyphosate and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there concern about glyphosate and cancer? The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) cancer authorities – the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – recently determined that glyphosate i.
May 6th, 2015
| Hawaii Center for Food Safety
Pesticides and Children's Health
Children and other sensitive populations have no choice but to live and work in close proximity to areas where restricted use pesticides are being sprayed.
March 24th, 2015
| Organic & Beyond
| Aquaculture
Ocean-based Fish Farming: Pollution, Pathogens & Environmental Impacts
Download the factsheet WHILE SOME ASSERT that farming fish in cages at sea is the only sustainable way to meet the growing global demand for seafood, the reality is that the practice is far from sustainable.
February 27th, 2015
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Endangered Species Act Protection: Citizen Handling of Monarchs Protected Under Endangered Species Act Petition
In 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and Dr. Lincoln Brower petitioned the U.S.
February 5th, 2015
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Monarchs in Peril: Quick Facts
DOWNLOAD "QUICK FACTS" These "Quick Facts" accompany our groundbreaking report, Monarchs in Peril: Herbicide-Resistant Crops and the Decline of Monarch Butterflies in North America.
December 17th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Native Bees & Our Food
Even though they don’t always get the credit they deserve, native bees are essential to many of the foods we eat.
December 15th, 2014
| Nanotechnology
Nano-Silver in Food and Food Contact Products
Center for Food Safety has identified dozens of applications of nano-silver in food and food-related products.
December 5th, 2014
| Aquaculture
| Food Safety
Seafood Safety and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Download the Fact Sheet The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade deal currently under negotiation among 12 nations—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, - Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United State.
October 2nd, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Managing Pests Safely Without Neonicotinoids: For Homes, Schools, and Other Indoor/Outdoor Areas
Created by our partners at Beyond Pesticides for our joint BEE Protective campaign, this fact sheet gives you the tips you need to avoid bee-toxic neinicotinoid pesticides in your home, yard and schools.
September 19th, 2014
| GE Foods
Debunking Popular Myths about GE Crops Portrayed in the Media
The recent article, “ Seeds of Doubt ,” in the August 25, 2014 issue of The New Yorker by Michael Specter echoes common myths about genetically engineered (GE) crops and omits legitimate scientific critiques of the technology.