Information is coming out as to why EPA Chief Scott Puitt would stop a ban in motion for toxic, brain-damaging chemical chlorpyrifos.

Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris "has close ties to the Trump administration. He heads a White House manufacturing working group, and Dow wrote a $1-million check to help underwrite the president's inaugural festivities."
Information is coming out as to why EPA Chief Scott Puitt would

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO before deciding not to ban toxic pesticide

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Joe Louvar
Joyce O'Hare
Christie Conlon
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/27/2017 at 19:46. Facebook
Did you know that Americans use at least half a billion plastic straws every day, which could wrap around the Earth 2½ times?!

Skip the straw or get a reusable one!
Did you know that Americans use at least half a billion plastic

A campaign to eliminate plastic straws is sucking in thousands of converts

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James Hinkle
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/27/2017 at 17:46. Facebook
"The real problem goes beyond RNAi itself. There’s faddish interest in the latest technology. It often neglects the basic issues of the unhealthy practices used in planting corn.” -Bill Freese, CFS science policy analyst

Rotating crops, for example, rather than planting corn multiple years in a row in the same field can cut down on the western corn rootworm problem.
The real problem goes beyond RNAi itself Theres faddish interest in the

The EPA Quietly Approved Monsanto's New Genetic-Engineering Technology

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Peggy Williamson
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/27/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Gayle-Phillip Haney
Golden Cindy
Joseph Gardewin
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/26/2017 at 20:03. Facebook
Newer formulations of dicamba pesticide are causing widespread problems. They haven't "fixed" the problem.

"Hundreds of farmers say their crops have been damaged by a weedkiller that was sprayed on neighboring fields. Today, the Arkansas Plant Board voted to impose an unprecedented ban on that chemical."
Newer formulations of dicamba pesticide are causing widespread problems They havent fixed

Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage

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Jan Alley
Sandi Cornez
Christine Drassal
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/26/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
CFS senior attorney, Paige Tomaselli: “Sanderson Farms’ claim that there is ‘only chicken in [their] chicken’ is an outright lie. The pharmaceuticals and other contaminants that FSIS found in Sanderson’s chicken present potential human health and food safety risks. Consumers are being deceived in thinking that these products are natural and wholesome.”
CFS senior attorney Paige Tomaselli Sanderson Farms claim that there is only

Nonprofits Sue Third-Largest Poultry Co. for False Advertising of Drug-Contaminated Chicken

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Gerald Hill
Stephanie Thompson
Mary Boyajean
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/25/2017 at 22:53. Facebook
Happy National Pollinator Week!


We want to build the buzz with our Wild Bee ID app – help us reach 30% of our goal by tonight! We just added a couple of new gifts for donations, but most importantly, by donating to the app, you’re helping us build an innovative and educational resource that will be free to use. We know this app will be an invaluable tool for teachers, students, gardeners,...
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Happy National Pollinator Week We want to build the buzz with our

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06/25/2017 at 14:10. Facebook
Is the drug "Special K" in Sanderson Farms’ “100% Natural” chicken products?

Ketamine and other questionable substances appeared in FSIS test results of Sanderson chicken.
Is the drug "Special K" in Sanderson Farms’ “100 Natural” chicken products

There Could Be Ketamine in Your ‘Natural’ Chicken

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Nick Mordrake
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/24/2017 at 16:48. Facebook
Thank you Rep. Conyers and Rep. Earl Blumenauer for officially introduced the "Saving America’s Pollinator Act of 2017"!!

Read the press release: [ House.gov Link ]
Thank you Rep Conyers and Rep Earl Blumenauer for officially introduced the
Cynthia Sinclair
Bruce Berryhill
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/23/2017 at 19:54. Facebook
Watch Soil Solutions' latest video raising awareness about how rural women around the world are on the front lines of a hotter and more volatile climate.
Soil Solutions
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/23/2017 at 17:27. Facebook
Pressure works! On the same day CFS and others filed a lawsuit against Sanderson Farms due to false advertising, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons announced it will cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply.
Pressure works On the same day CFS and others filed a lawsuit

Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to Curb Antibiotics in Chicken

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Erena Baybik
Sandi Cornez
Sheree Kren
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Neonics are toxic to bees, and our recent report is about alternative practices to planting neonic-coated seeds! These chemicals not only harm pollinators but also contaminate our soil and water. We must shift the paradigm in how we cultivate food for future generations! #PollinatorWeek #BuildtheBuzz

Read the full report here: [ Cfs.center Link ]
Neonics are toxic to bees and our recent report is about alternative
Kim Hislop
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 20:24. Facebook
Think you're eating '100% Natural' chicken? Think again.

“Sanderson Farms’ claim that there is ‘only chicken in [their] chicken’ is an outright lie,” said Paige Tomaselli, senior attorney at CFS, and co-counsel in the case.

CFS, Friends of the Earth, and Organic Consumers Association are suing Sanderson Farms, the 3rd largest poultry provider.
Think you're eating '100 Natural' chicken Think again

Nonprofits Sue Third-Largest Poultry Co. for False Advertising of Drug-Contaminated Chicken

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Mike Mindel
Kurt Henricks
Margaret Boehning
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 19:36. Facebook
We joined our allies Organic Consumers Association and Friends of the Earth U.S. and sued the 3rd largest poultry provider Sanderson Farms. Here's why:
We joined our allies Organic Consumers Association and Friends of the Earth

There Could Be Ketamine In Your ‘Natural’ Chicken

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Linda Marchiony Francis
Mary Maui Law
Ellen Whelpton
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 17:05. Facebook
California state scientists, in a landmark rule that will have global repercussions, are about to issue the world's first health guideline for Monsanto's glyphosate herbicide based on its cancer risk. The state's proposed safe level is more than 100x lower than the EPA legal allowance for the average-sized American. That's a big difference.
California state scientists in a landmark rule that will have global repercussions

California Scientists: Safe Level of Roundup Is 100x Lower Than EPA Allowance

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Mali Delaney
Mali Delaney
Barbara Powell Valenza
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 15:27. Facebook
A recent study found that 20% of baby food samples and 14% of other food contains lead. Do you want your kids to eat that? Here's what you need to know.
A recent study found that 20 of baby food samples and 14

One in five baby food samples has lead. Here’s what you need to know.

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Ellen Whelpton
Nancy A. Speed
Center for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety
06/22/2017 at 14:38. Facebook
We just delivered over 415,000 (!!!) petitions from consumers, including many of you, urging them to step up and eliminate bee-killing pesticides from their stores.

Let's take this one step further to make sure they get the message loud and clear — call Kroger today at (800) 576-4377. Calling them means a person has to answer your call and record your concern. Let's flood those phone lines!
We just delivered over 415000 petitions from consumers including many of you

Tell Kroger: Stop contributing to the bee crisis!

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Did you know that non-bee insects account for 38% of pollination services in 17 major crops?
Did you know that nonbee insects account for 38 of pollination services in 17 major crops

Bats, Beetles, Butterflies & Other Pollinators That Aren’t Bees (and How to Attract Them)

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Lynda Wynn
The lawsuit specifically alleges that consumers are being deceived by inaccurate and misleading statements made by Monsanto regarding glyphosate, the active weed-killing ingredient in Roundup.
The lawsuit specifically alleges that consumers are being deceived by inaccurate and

New Claims Against Monsanto In Consumer Lawsuit Over Roundup Herbicide

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Michael Kowabunga
Scientific American explains why growing all that corn is not such a great idea:

It’s mostly for feeding animals, not people
40% of it goes to fuel for cars
It uses up lots of natural resources
It’s monoculture, and vulnerable
It’s taxpayer supported—at billions of dollars per year
Scientific American explains why growing all that corn is not such a great idea:

Corn: The crop that ate America

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Rod Fors
Ellen Hudson
Elaine K Angel