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The Latest On: Food

December 11, 2018 | Article

The FDA Dumps Its Recipe for Disaster

The agency finally nixed its approval of several cancer-causing food additives after years of advocacy and an Earthjustice lawsuit.

November 16, 2018 | Article

A Just Way to Put Food on the Table

From banning toxic nerve agent pesticides to protecting our farmworkers, Earthjustice remains committed to remaking our food system into one that nourishes and sustains life for all of us.

October 30, 2018 | Fact Sheet

Aggregate Compliance Fact Sheet

This fact sheet details why EPA’s “aggregate compliance” approach to the definition of “renewable biomass” under the renewable fuel standard program must be amended in order to prevent conversion of native grassland.

October 30, 2018 | Legal Document

Aggregate Compliance Petition

Groups filed a petition with U.S. EPA asserting the agency has illegally allowed millions of acres of wildlife habitat to be converted to corn and soybean crops to satiate the U.S. biofuels policy under the Renewable Fuels Standard.

September 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Complaint Challenging EPA Factory Farm Pollution Exemption

Legal complaint challenging a Trump administration policy that unlawfully exempts industrial animal feeding operations from having to report toxic pollution under a federal emergency planning and right-to-know law.

September 14, 2018 | Legal Document

FOIA Lawsuit: CAFO Air Reporting

Plaintiffs Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club bring this action to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to release records withheld in violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552. The records at issue could shed light on EPA’s decision to issue guidance exempting all “farms,” including concentrated animal feeding operations, from the requirement to notify authorities about dangerous releases of toxic gases under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 11001 et seq.

September 12, 2018 | Legal Document

GRAS Rule Challenge: Order on Motion to Dismiss

Court ruling finding that plaintiffs Center for Food Safety and Environmental Defense Fund have standing to pursue their claims based on harm to their members.