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Center for Food Safety


The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization in the US established in 1997 for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives. CFS combines multiple tools and strategies in pursuing its goals, including litigation and legal petitions for rulemaking, legal support for various sustainable agriculture and food safety constituencies, as well as public education, grassroots organizing and media outreach. CFS has offices in Washington, DC, San Francisco, California, Portland and Oregon.


CFS has more than 200,000 members and provides technical assistance to numerous legislative initiatives championed by other non-profit organizations around the country. Public outreach and advocacy staff work to educate and activate CFS members and consumers about key food and agriculture actions and issues, and to mobilize their support for all of CFS’ actions.


CFS monitors and researches issues like genetically engineered crops, food and animal cloning, factory farming, food safety and food labeling. They have published a shopping guide for consumers to avoid genetically engineered food.



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Type of initiative Knowledge/advice organization, Action/campaign organization, Information/network organization
Field of work Agriculture, Politics, Law, Knowledge and information
Date of commencement 1997
Legal form non-profit foundation
Continent North America
Country USA
City Washington DC
One or several keywords that describe your initiative genetically engineered, food industry, environmental advocacy , sustainable food production
Publications Books, publications, newsletter, reports
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Debbie Barker


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Name Center for Food Safety
Address 660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, #302
Zip/postal code 20003
Place Washington DC
State/province Washington
Country USA
Phone +1 202 547-9359



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