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Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling

Trump Administration Sued Over GMO Food Labeling

Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit Sunday against the Trump administration for its failure to comply with the 2016 federal law on the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food. Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are charged with implementing the new labeling rules, and part of […]

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    250,000+ Oppose USDA Proposal to Approve First-Ever Genetically Engineered Forest Tree

    250,000+ Oppose USDA Proposal to Approve First-Ever Genetically Engineered Forest Tree

    More than a quarter of a million people and 500 organizations submitted comments Wednesday rejecting the commercialization of ArborGen Inc.’s genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees, which, if approved, would be the first-ever GE forest tree approved in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed approval in April 2017, releasing a draft Environmental Impact […]

    Think You’re Eating ‘100% Natural’ Chicken? Think Again

    Think You’re Eating ‘100% Natural’ Chicken? Think Again

    By Kari Hamerschlag Many health conscious consumers are reducing their consumption of red meat in favor of chicken—especially products labeled and promoted as “100% natural”—believing they are a healthier option produced without routine antibiotics, artificial substances or other drugs. Don’t be fooled. A lawsuit filed today by the Organic Consumers Association, Friends of the Earth […]

    Huge Victory: Court Revokes EPA’s Approval of Nanosilver Pesticide

    Huge Victory: Court Revokes EPA’s Approval of Nanosilver Pesticide

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unlawfully allowed a novel antimicrobial pesticide product “NSPW-L30SS” (previously “Nanosilva”), made with silver nanoparticles, for use in an unknown number of textiles and plastics. The court voided EPA’s approval, preventing the product from entering the marketplace and […]

    Judge: EPA’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Violated Federal Law

    Judge: EPA’s Approval of Bee-Killing Pesticides Violated Federal Law

    A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systematically violated the Endangered Species Act—a key wildlife protection law—when it approved bee-killing insecticides known as neonicotinoids. In a case ongoing for the last four years, brought by beekeepers, wildlife conservation groups and food safety and consumer advocates, Judge Maxine Chesney of the […]

    $3 Million Earmarked for ‘Government-Controlled Propaganda Campaign to Convince Americans GMOs Are Safe’

    $3 Million Earmarked for ‘Government-Controlled Propaganda Campaign to Convince Americans GMOs Are Safe’

    The recently passed Congressional budget that averted government shutdown will allocate $3 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promote “the environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic and humanitarian impacts” of biotech crops and genetically modified (GMO) ingredients in food to consumers—many of whom are wary of […]

    Court Orders EPA to Close Loophole, Factory Farms Required to Report Toxic Pollution

    Court Orders EPA to Close Loophole, Factory Farms Required to Report Toxic Pollution

    The DC Circuit Court ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tuesday to close a loophole that has allowed hazardous substances released into the environment by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to go unreported. “We applaud the DC Circuit Court’s clear decision to enforce this vital environmental safeguard to protect public safety,” said Earthjustice attorney […]

    EPA Sued for Approving Dow’s Deadly Pesticide Combo

    EPA Sued for Approving Dow’s Deadly Pesticide Combo

    Farmers, conservation groups and food and farm justice organizations stood up today to protest against the contamination of rural communities, our food supply and the environment by filing a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration. The groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under new administrator Scott Pruitt for approving Dow AgroScience’s Enlist […]

    USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts’ Genetically Engineered Grass

    USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts’ Genetically Engineered Grass

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final deregulation decision Wednesday approving Monsanto and Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) bentgrass, even as the highly invasive creeping grass continues to spread unchecked beyond its Oregon and Idaho test plots. Roundup Ready GMO Grass Coming to a Lawn Near You? – EcoWatch https://t.co/aullaF55p2 @NonGMOProject @gmo917 — EcoWatch […]