CRG's Comments to FDA re Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology

by Administrator 21. November 2015 00:56
Federal docket number: FDA-2015-N-3403   COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBLE GENETICS’ RESPONSES TO REQUEST FOR INFORMATION PUBLISHED AT 80 FED. REG. 60,414 – 60,416 (Oct. 6, 2015): “Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Reg... [More]

When Food Is Genetically Modified

by jeeg 4. May 2015 23:27
To the Editor: Re “How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food” (NY Times Sunday Review, April 26): Mark Lynas claims that there is a scientific consensus on the safety of consuming G.M.O. plants. There is nothing intrinsically safe or dangerous when genes from distant species are introduced in... [More]

Vermont Law on GMO Labels Stands

by jeeg 30. April 2015 01:51
  A Vermont law that could make the state the first in the country to require labeling of genetically modified food has been allowed by a federal judge to stand for now despite opposition by food industry groups. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss in Burlington on Monday ruled agains... [More]

GMO Labeling: Nation’s ‘Biggest Food Fight’ Hits DC

by jeeg 2. April 2015 00:01
  Food products containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) are labeled in 64 countries all around the world, including Japan, China, Russia, Australia and the European Union. In many countries, consumers’ right to know what they’re eating is uncontroversial... [More]

Monsanto mounts an aggressive GMO PR campaign

by jeeg 19. March 2015 21:42
  You may have heard that popular scientist Bill Nye has mysteriously revised his outlook on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several years ago, the children’s show host advocated for the labeling of genetically modified foods, citing concerns about what GMOs could do t... [More]

Monarch butterfly endangered, is Monsanto to blame?

by jeeg 18. February 2015 23:43
  The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued a press release on how the monarch butterfly has been nearly wiped out due to loss of habitat related to agricultural practices. The monarch population has also been affected by more than just agricultural advances. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se... [More]

The coming food disaster

by jeeg 29. January 2015 21:16
One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt upon this assumption. One in particular could have a dramatic impact on the safety of the U.S. food supply: It is the mandate of the EPA to... [More]

Scientists claim breakthrough in taming genetically modified E.coli bacteria

by jeeg 22. January 2015 20:32
  Scientists have come up with a way to make genetically modified bacteria incapable of running wild in the natural world, according to two reports published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The secret is to make these microbes dependent on artificial food — synthetic amino acids that ... [More]

By ‘Editing’ Plant Genes, Companies Avoid Regulation

by jeeg 5. January 2015 21:11
    Its first attempt to develop genetically engineered grass ended disastrously for the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The grass escaped into the wild from test plots in Oregon in 2003, dooming the chances that the government would approve the product for commercial use. Yet Scotts is o... [More]

Lawsuit filed in Oregon GMO labeling recount

by jeeg 10. December 2014 00:15
  Supporters of a measure to label genetically modified food in Oregon filed a lawsuit Monday claiming 4,600 valid votes were rejected during the statewide recount that's underway. Nine voters have asked a judge for a restraining order to stop certification of the recount results until thos... [More]
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