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February 2nd, 2004
CFS Calls on Government Agencies, Food Processing Companies, the Agriculture Industry, and Medical and Veterinary Professionals to Protect Consumers, the Economy, and Animals from Mad Cow Disease
The above-mentioned groups call on public officials, food processing companies, the agriculture industry, and medical and veterinary professionals to adopt the following measures to ensure that mad cow-like diseases pose no threat to our health, to .
January 14th, 2004
CFS Sues FDA to Regulate Genetically Engineered GloFish
The Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) and Center for Food Safety (CFS) today filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court to block the sale of the first ever genetically engineered pet, called the GloFish.
December 31st, 2003
EPA Denies CFS' Petition to Stop the Land Application of Sewage Sludge
New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2003, EPA denied a petition requesting that the agency ban the land application of sludge.
November 25th, 2003
New Study Dispels Biotech Industry Claims of Pesticide Reduction
New USDA data has revealed that the widespread planting of genetically engineered corn, soybeans and cotton, on million acres of U.S. farmland since 1996 has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of pesticides over conventional crops.
November 25th, 2003
CFS Files Petition with FDA Concerning Results of Irradiated Meat Test
Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety today formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of irradiated ground beef.
November 12th, 2003
CFS Files Lawsuit Challenging Open-air Testing of Genetically Engineered "Biopharm"Crops
Attorneys with Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety filed suit in federal district court in Honolulu today asking the court to order the U.S.
October 7th, 2003
CFS Files Petition with EPA to Stop the Land Application of Sewage Sludge
A coalition of labor, environment, and farm groups today formally petitioned Acting EPA Administrator Marianne Lamont Horinko to place an immediate moratorium on the land application of sewage sludge and ultimately to prohibit the practice.
July 22nd, 2003
CFS Sues State of Hawaii for Refusing to Disclose Information on Field Tests of Genetically Engineered Crops in Hawaii
The Center for Food Safety (CFS), a national nonprofit organization, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of the State of Hawai`i, First Circuit, seeking to compel the Department of Agriculture of the State of Hawa.
March 11th, 2003
CFS Assists Farmers in Legal Action Against Monsanto's Genetically Engineered Wheat
Today US wheat farmers filed a legal petition calling on the Secretary of Agriculture to take immediate action to prevent economic, environmental or social damage resulting from the deregulation of Monsanto’s genetically engineered wheat.
February 26th, 2003
Toxic Chemicals Detected in Irradiated Beef; FDA Urged to Ban Products
Public Citizen and the Center for Food Safety today formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approval of irradiated ground beef.
December 18th, 2002
Consumer Groups to USDA: Don't Feed Irradiated Food to School Children
Children who participate in the National School Lunch Program should not be fed irradiated food because there are no long-term health studies on children who eat such food, two public interest organizations said today.
December 16th, 2002
Legal action filed to halt planting of biotech crops containing pharmaceuticals citing human health and environmental risks. Coalition calls for an indefinite moratorium on all "biopharm" crops
Today, the GE Food Alert coalition took legal action against the Bush Administration to halt the planting of biopharm crops--crops genetically engineered to contain pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals.
November 14th, 2002
Coalition to File Legal Petition Demanding Immediate Halt of Experimental Biopharmaceuticals Grown on Farms
Today, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revealed a second incident of contamination of a food crop by an experimental genetically engineered crop, engineered to contain a pharmaceutical or industrial chemical, in Iowa.