Non-profit

Center for Food Safety Action Fund

Location:

Washington, DC

Tax ID:

46-0640219

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Type:

Social welfare organization

Formation:

2012

President:

Adele Douglass

The Center for Food Safety Action Fund was formed in 2012 to conduct legislative advocacy on behalf of the Center for Food Safety, an advocacy group supporting expanded adoption of organic and other environmentalist-aligned agricultural practices. [1]

Associated Organization

For more information, see Center for Food Safety

Center for Food Safety Action is the lobbying arm of the charitable Center for Food Safety, an advocacy group for organic agriculture and other environmentalist-aligned agricultural practices. Center for Food Safety is perhaps most notable for its campaigns against the adoption of and for government regulation to stigmatize the use of genetically engineered products in food. [2]

People

The organization’s 2018 tax return identifies the following three members of staff: Adele Douglass, Andrew Kimbrell, and Randy Hayes. [3] Adele Douglass, the founder and CEO of Humane Farm Animal Care, is listed as president of both the Center for Food Safety and the Center for Food Safety Action Fund. [4] Andrew Kimbrell is listed as executive director for both the Center for Food Safety and Center for Food Safety Action Fund. [5] Kimbrell also works as Director of the Center for Technology Assessment, was a co-founder of Foundation Earth, and is board president for Douglass’s Humane Farm Animal Care. [6]

The treasurer of the Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Randy Hayes, is a member of the Board of Directors at the Center for Food Safety. [7] Hayes is also the founder and former president of the Rainforest Action Network, is a co-founder of Kimbrell’s Foundation Earth, and is a consultant for the World Future Council. [8]

Advocacy

According to the organization’s tax return, the Center for Food Safety Action Fund spent a total of $22,155 to “educate the public about the impacts of genetically engineered crops” in 2018. [9]  However, this is substantially less than what it reported for related expenditures in 2016 ($701,995),[10] 2015 ($686,115),[11] and 2014 ($1,298,534). [12]

References

  1. “About Center for Food Safety.” Center for Food Safety, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/about-us. ^
  2. “Center for Food Safety.” Left Exposed, October 22, 2016. http://leftexposed.org/2015/10/center-for-food-safety/. ^
  3. Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2018, Part IV. ^
  4. “CFS Board of Directors.” Center for Food Safety. Accessed April 24, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/board-of-directors. ^
  5. “CFS Board of Directors.” Center for Food Safety. Accessed April 24, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/board-of-directors. ^
  6. “CFS Board of Directors.” Center for Food Safety. Accessed April 24, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/board-of-directors. ^
  7. “CFS Board of Directors.” Center for Food Safety. Accessed April 24, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/board-of-directors. ^
  8. “CFS Board of Directors.” Center for Food Safety. Accessed April 24, 2020. https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/board-of-directors. ^
  9. Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2018, Part III, Line 28. ^
  10. Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2016, Part III, Line 4a. ^
  11. Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2015, Part III, Line 4a. ^
  12. Center for Food Safety Action Fund, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990), 2014, Part III, Line 4a. ^
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Center for Food Safety Action Fund

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