April 26th, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
The FDA is guilty of breaking the law for failure to release regulations necessary to 2011′s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), found a California U.S. District Judge earlier this week.
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May 26th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A proposed rule that would give the poultry industry the authority to inspect its own birds at record speed for safety and health issues during slaughter is receiving major backlash from industry watchdog group, the Center for Food Safety.
Read More:Poultry Industry Self-Inspection Will Lead to More Chemicals and Antibiotics
March 24th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Attorneys for the Center for Food Safety and the non-profit environmental law firm, Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the USDA last week challenging their January 27 decision to deregulate genetically modified alfalfa.
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January 9th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Tom Vilsack, the USDA Agriculture Secretary, is urging a compromise between parties rooted in an argument over genetically modified foods. In a letter he sent to both those on the pro side of GMO and those vehemently anti-GMO, he called for cooperation and compromise.
Read More:USDA Ag Secretary Calls For Compromise on GM Debate