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Advocates, Consumers Slam GMO Salmon Approval

Friday, November 27th, 2015

YouTube by Associated Press Critics call it “frankenfish,” but the Food and Drug Administration granted approval Thursday of the first genetically modified animal cleared for human consumption in the US. The engineered salmon could be available within a couple of years. (Nov. 19)

Europe’s Big NO to Half Baked GMO Compromises

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Ecologist by Molly Scott Cato MEP Molly Scott Cato MEP Source: European Parliament Political groups in the European Parliament have sent a clear message to the Commission on its GMO proposals, writes Molly Scott Cato – we are not willing to have piecemeal and vaguely-defined ‘opt-out’ legislation forced down our throats. Last week something almost unprecedented occurred in the European Parliament. All the political groups joined together to roundly reject a proposal on GMOs

3 Companies Say ‘No’ to GMO Arctic Apples

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

EcoWatch by Friends of the Earth Source: Daniel Novta Wendy’s, one of the nation’s top restaurant chains, has confirmed the company does not plan to sell or use the Arctic apple. In the wake of widespread criticism of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent approval of the first genetically engineered apple, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently deemed the Arctic apple, owned by synthetic biology company Intrexon, safe for consumption, relying only on

Eight States, Environmental Groups Back Vermont in GMO Labeling Lawsuit

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

VT Digger by Erin Mansfield Vermont State Capitol Source: Daniel Mennerich Eight states and several organizations have filed briefs in federal appeals court supporting Vermont’s food labeling law, joining the state in its battle against corporate interests. Attorneys general in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire and Washington filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City. Four environmental groups — the

Protecting Children’s Health: Choosing Organic Food to Avoid GMOs and Agricultural Chemicals

Monday, October 5th, 2015

October 2015 Conventional foods commonly contain residues of pesticides that may cause cancer, damage the nervous system and cognitive development, or disrupt hormone functions in humans. Genetically engineered (GE) foods are allowed in our food supply, without labeling, and have been introduced without adequate testing as to their potential harm for human beings or the environment. Protecting Children’s Health: Choosing Organic Food to Avoid GMOs and Agricultural Chemicals explores the scientific data regarding risks associated