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Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Next week, Monsanto and California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over the agency’s plan to list the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen. The outcome of this legal battle could have major ramifications to California’s long-established regulatory program. It all started back in Sept. 2015 when the OEHHA […]

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    Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops, Says U.S. Court of Appeals

    Local Governments Can Prohibit GE Crops, Says U.S. Court of Appeals

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions Friday on whether federal and Hawai’i state laws preempt Hawai’i counties’ authority to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticide use. Of significance to state and local communities throughout the U.S., the Ninth Circuit ruled that federal law—specifically, the Plant Protection Act—does not […]

    Sonoma County Bans GMO Crops

    Sonoma County Bans GMO Crops

    The Center for Food Safety celebrated a huge victory in Sonoma County, California, on Wednesday when voters approved a measure that will prohibit genetically engineered crops from being planted in the county. The passage of the Sonoma County Transgenic Contamination Ordinance, better known as Measure M, will protect local and organic growers and producers who […]

    House Adds Honey Bee and Pollinator Protections to Farm Bill

    House Adds Honey Bee and Pollinator Protections to Farm Bill

    Center for Food Safety The Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a pollinator protection amendment Wednesday that was offered by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to the Farm Bill currently being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives, a fitting and positive development during National Pollinator Week. Beekeepers worldwide have seen record losses of […]

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Extra-Label Use of Cephalosporin Drugs

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Bans Extra-Label Use of Cephalosporin Drugs

    Center for Food Safety The Center for Food Safety (CFS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Jan. 4 for pre-releasing its long awaited prohibition on the extra-label use of cephalosporin drugs in food-producing animals. Cephalosporin drugs are an essential tool in both human and animal medicine, but mounting evidence has linked extra-label use […]