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June 20th, 2016
| Hawaii Center for Food Safety
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Hawaiʻi Pollinators & Pesticides
One of every three bites of food we eat is from a crop pollinated by bees. Yet, over the past decade, honey bee and other pollinator populations have severely declined around the world. During the winter of 2014/15, two-thirds of U.S.
May 25th, 2016
| Hawaii Center for Food Safety
| Pesticide Disclosure & Buffer Zones
| Support Our Work
Hawaiʻi Food & Agriculture Policy Update: May 2016
By mobilizing the voices of our grassroots membership and organizational allies, during the 2016 state legislative session Hawaiʻi CFS and the food movement were able to: Establish First State-Funded Tax Credit in the U.S.
March 30th, 2016
| Aquaculture
| Industrial Aquaculture: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again, but this Time We Can Choose a Different Path
| GE Fish
Shellfish Aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest
For all of human history, we have been eating shellfish (bivalves like clams, mussels, and oysters and crustaceans like shrimp and lobster), and until recently we relied on wild populations of shellfish harvested from coastal areas.
March 9th, 2016
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Pollinator-Friendly Plants to Choose
Bees and other beneficial pollinators are disappearing at alarming rates. While we may not know the exact cause of the disappearance, we do know that some pesticides are contributing to their decline.
March 9th, 2016
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Help the Honey Bees: A List of Pesticides to Avoid
Download this list of bee-toxic pesticides to avoid in your home, yard, and garden.
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.