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January 30th, 2014
| GE Foods
"Agent Orange" Crops: The Next Stage in the Chemical Arms Race
Agricultural biotechnology companies such as Dow Chemical and Monsanto have recently created new genetically engineered (GE) crops to be resistant to highly toxic herbicides, including 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange, the deadly c.
January 27th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Monarch Butterflies and Pesticide Promoting Crops
Like managed honey bees and native bees, moths and butterflies are also important pollinators. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists nearly 40 pollinator species as threatened or endangered, and several more are currently being considered.
July 9th, 2014
| GE Foods
| GE Food Labeling
| Organic & Beyond
True Food Shoppers Guide to Avoiding GE Food
Which supermarket foods are genetically engineered? This is probably the most urgent question the public has about these novel foods. Opinion polls show that up to 90 percent of the American public wants GE foods labeled.
October 30th, 2013
| Food & Climate
Infographic: Our Primary Carbon Sinks
This Cool Foods infographic lets you visualize our three primary carbon sinks: the atmosphere, the oceans and terrestrial life and quantifies how much CO2 has been absorbed by each of them since the Industrial Revolution.
May 10th, 2013
| Animal Factories
Animal Factories: Antibiotics in Distillers Grains
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a serious public health concern—and the use of antibiotics in animal feed is a primary source of the problem.
May 1st, 2013
| Animal Factories
| Food Safety
Animal Factories: Arsenic
Chicken, pork, and turkey are among the most heavily consumed meats in America. From 1966 to 2000, annual chicken consumption rose 253 percent, from 32.1 to 81.2 pounds per person.
April 10th, 2013
| GE Food Labeling
| GE Foods
Genetically Engineered Food: The Labeling Debate
If you want to know if your food contains gluten, aspartame, - high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats or MSG, you simply read the ingredients label.
February 28th, 2013
| Animal Factories
| Food Safety
Ractopamine Factsheet: Lean Meat = Mean Meat
Animal Factories Campaign factsheet on ractopamine, a controversial drug used widely as a feed additive U.S. pork production to make animals grow faster.
February 25th, 2013
| GE Fish
| GE Foods
Infographic: Nutrition Facts for GE AquAdvantage Salmon
What’s the nutritional difference between AquAdvantage genetically engineered (GE) salmon and non-GE salmon? Check out our new “Nutrition Facts” infographic to find out!
February 1st, 2013
| GE Fish
| GE Foods
Genetically Engineered Fish: Coming for Dinner?
Despite a lack of long-term food safety or environmental studies on the introduction of genetically engineered (GE) fish, the Food and Drug Administration is currently in the process of reviewing the "AquAdvantage" salmon--the first GE ani.
January 16th, 2013
| GE Fish
Dowloadable Petition against GE salmon
Download our GE fish petition and ask your friends, neighbors, and family to sign it! Or stand outside your local supermarket and collect signatures. Then just send us your signed petitions and we’ll submit them to target companies.
January 1st, 2013
| Organic & Beyond
National Organic Coalition Brochure (PDF)
As part of our work to protect the organic standards, the Center for Food Safety is a co-founder and member of the National Organic Coalition (NOC).
May 1st, 2012
| Food Safety
Nutrition, Obesity, & Processed Food
It's no secret that most Americans aren't the exactly the healthiest eaters. Decades of research has shown the connections between poor diet and health. Yet Americans continue to eat all the wrong foods.
May 1st, 2012
| Food Safety
Foodborne Illness
Seems almost every week brings news of the latest food contamination or foodborne illness outbreak. If you’ve ever gotten sick with “stomach flu,” odds are you actually had food poisoning.
January 15th, 2009
| GE Foods
Why GM Crops Will Not Feed the World
Council for Responsible Genetics - GENEWATCH - Volume 22 Issue 1 - Genetically Modified Foods - Jan‐Feb 2009 - WHY GM CROPS WILL NOT FEED THE WORLD - By Bill Freese - - Last spring marked a tipping point for rising global food prices.