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Policy Comments

November 24th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comments from CFS and the American Bird Conservancy, Beyond Pesticides, Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Earth, Olympia Beekeepers Association, Organic Consumers Association, Pesticide Action Network North America and Washington State Beekeepers Association to the Presidential Pollinator Task Force regarding neonicotinoid pesticides and water contamination (Docket # EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0806)
November 19th, 2014
| GE Fish
Letter to FDA asking fordenial of new animal drug application (NADA) for AquaBounty Technonlogies’ AquAdvantage Salmon in light of environmental record.
November 13th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Sign on letter from over 200 organizations and companies in support of petition to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act.
November 13th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Sign on letter from 41 scientists and ecologists in support of petition to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act.
November 1st, 2014
| GE Food Labeling
The Constitutionality of State-Mandated Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods: A Definitive Defense (Published in Vermont Law Review)
October 10th, 2014
| GE Foods
CFS Comments to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the Agency’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto Petitions (10-188-01p and 12185-01p) for Determinations of Nonregulated Status for Dicamba-Resistant Soybean and Cotton Varieties
October 7th, 2014
| Organic & Beyond
Comments to the National Organic Standards Board (Docket: AMS-NOP-14-0063-0001)
September 30th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comments urging the US Forest Service urging to adopt a service-wide plan to phase out the prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all but exceptional circumstances, in accordance with integrated pest management practices.
September 30th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comments to the Bureau of Land Management urging the Bureau to issue a policy decision ensuring that the bureau will remain free of neonicotinoid insecticides.
September 30th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comments urging to the U.S. National Park Service to adopt a service-wide plan to phase out the prophylactic use of neonicotinoid insecticides in all but exceptional circumstances, in accordance with integrated pest management practices.
September 29th, 2014
| GE Insects
CFS Comments on APHIS’s Environmental Assessment for Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moth (Docket No. APHIS-2014-0056)
September 25th, 2014
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comment on EPA assessment of neonicotinoid insecticides from 17 non-profit environmental and consumer groups
September 10th, 2014
| Nanotechnology
CFS Comments to FDA on the Draft Guidance for Industry on Use of Nanomaterials in Food for Animals (Docket No. FDA-2013-D-1009)
August 18th, 2014
| GE Foods
| Pollinators & Pesticides
Comments on the Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Revisions; Proposed Rule, Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184
July 30th, 2014
| GE Foods
| Seeds
Comments on USPTO’s Guidance on the Proposed Procedure For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws Of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or Natural Products
July 9th, 2014
| GE Foods
CFS Statement to the Subcommittee's Hearing on the Societal Benefits of Biotechnology