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January 19th, 2018
A Government Shutdown Would Dangerously Hinder Food Safety
CFS calls on the Trump Administration to make food safety an essential service WASHINGTON —Today is the deadline for government funding approval. As government agencies brace for a shutdown, Congress holds food safety in their hands.
January 4th, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Provisions of Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law in Precedent-Setting Victory for Animals, Workers, Free Speech
Ninth Circuit Rules Audio, Visual Recording of Factory Farms is Protected by First Amendment SAN FRANCISCO– Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the first federal appellate court to strike down provisi.
December 18th, 2017
USDA Gives In to Big “Organic” Poultry, Moves to Withdraw New Animal Welfare Rules
WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) formally proposed withdrawing a set of rules finalized at the end of the Obama administration that establish stronger, more enforceable animal welfare requirements for certifi.
December 13th, 2017
Victory! Monsanto Shill Dourson Withdraws After Public Outcry
Dourson spent much of his career helping companies fight restrictions on their toxic products WASHINGTON –Center for Food Safety heralded reports that Michael Dourson, President Trump’s controversial nominee to lead the U.
December 8th, 2017
Data Shows Drop in Sales on Antimicrobials for Food Animals
Historical trend still shows increases, cattle and pig industries are the bulk of sales WASHINGTON, DC —Yesterday, the U.S.
November 28th, 2017
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s OK of Corporation’s Plan to Drain California Desert Aquifer
LOS ANGELES —Conservation and health-safety groups today filed suit in federal court challenging the Trump administration’s approval of an enormous groundwater-mining and pipeline project in Southern California.
November 16th, 2017
Industry-Driven Bill Guts Federal Safeguards Protecting Endangered Species from Toxic Pesticides
Legislation Would Prohibit Enforcement Actions When Pesticide Exposure Kills Endangered Wildlife WASHINGTON —The pesticide industry is pushing legislation on Capitol Hill that would dismantle Endangered Species Act requirements to min.
November 14th, 2017
Public Interest Groups Oppose EPA’s Third Attempt to Shield CAFOs From Disclosing Hazardous Pollution
NEW YORK – Last week, Earthjustice, representing Waterkeeper Alliance, The Humane Society of the United States, Sierra Club, Center for Food Safety, and Environmental Integrity Project, filed their opposition to the U.S.
November 14th, 2017
Food Safety Groups Oppose Trump Administration Delay of Key Produce Safety Requirements
Water Safeguards Designed to Keep Produce Free of Fecal Contamination WASHINGTON, DC —A Trump administration proposal to delay enforcement of rules aimed at keeping produce free from fecal contamination is coming under fire yester.
November 14th, 2017
More than 1 Million People Call on Department of Justice to Block Bayer-Monsanto Merger
Proposed merger threatens the diversity and availability of seeds Washington, DC — Today, more than 1 million petition signatures were delivered to the U.S.
November 9th, 2017
CFS Defends Arkansas from Monsanto Lawsuit
Monsanto Abandons Science in Favor of “Alternative Facts” to Press its Case The Arkansas Plant Board voted yesterday to partially ban the use of the herbicide dicamba that has drifted rampantly to injure millions of acres o.
November 9th, 2017
USDA Further Delays Critical Organic Welfare Rule, Betraying Organic Farmers, Consumers, and Animals
This is the third time the rules, which were developed through 17 years of stakeholder input and finalized under Obama, have been delayed from going into effect by the Trump Administration.
November 7th, 2017
WHO Recommends Sharp Reduction in Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture
Global health body says food animal industry must stop using antibiotics for growth promotion WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out strongly against misuse of medically important antibiotics in food anima.
November 7th, 2017
Trump Administration Pulls New Biotech Rules
USDA decision to rescind proposed new rules puts corporate profit over public welfare WASHINGTON, DC—The Trump Administration announced yesterday that they will withdraw and reevaluate new rules proposed under the Obama Administratio.
November 2nd, 2017
VICTORY! Sam Clovis Withdraws from USDA Consideration
After months of opposition organizations, farmers, and advocates claim victory Today, former Trump campaign aide and radio talk show host Sam Clovis withdrew from consideration for Chief Scientist at USDA, after months of opposition and public.
October 31st, 2017
Trump Nominee for USDA Chief Scientist Tied to Russia Scandal
Sam Clovis reportedly encouraged Papadopoulos to set up meetings with Russians WASHINGTON (October 31, 2017)— In yet another attack on science, President Trump has nominated Sam Clovis — a radio talk show host with no scien.