Gene-Altered Fish Moves Closer to Federal Approval

by jeeg 22. December 2012 01:02
Government regulators moved a big step closer on Friday to allowing the first genetically engineered animal — a fast-growing salmon — to enter the nation’s food supply.   The Food and Drug Administration said it had concluded that the genetically engi... [More]

Why Aren’t G.M.O. Foods Labeled?

by jeeg 16. February 2011 23:53
If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fats, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label. If you want to avoid G.M.O.’s — genetically modified organisms — you’re out of luck. They’re not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, which ... [More]

Alaska Sens. introduce 'Frankenfish' ban

by jeeg 4. February 2011 22:53
U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) formally reintroduced legislation to the 112th Congress to ban genetically engineered salmon. The senators included a companion bill that would require labeling the fish as such in the event they are allowed on the shelves. ... [More]

Bioengineered salmon: State bill seeks clear label

by jeeg 7. January 2011 22:38
Assemblyman Jared Huffman isn't taking any chances. If the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves a bid to allow the human consumption of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon, the San Rafael Democrat wants every Californian to know what he or she is getting at the checkout aisle. Cons... [More]

Alaskan Legislature Opposes GM Salmon

by jeeg 26. October 2010 01:16
  State Capitol Juneau, Alaska, 99801 October 1, 2010 Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 Dear Commissioner, We are writing to express our serious opposition to allowing AquaBounty to market... [More]

FDA claims GMO salmon is safe

by jeeg 5. September 2010 00:48
A salmon genetically engineered to grow quickly is safe to eat and poses little risk to the environment, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. The assessment makes it more likely that the fish will become the first genetically modified animal to enter the American food supply. Food... [More]

GM salmon may go on sale in US after public consultation

by jeeg 30. August 2010 20:44
US authorities today began the process to approve the first GM animal for human consumption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a 60-day period of consultation and public meetings over whether to permit a GM strain of salmon to be eaten by humans, even though it ha... [More]

Genetically Altered Salmon Get Closer to the Table

by jeeg 27. June 2010 06:20
The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate. The developer of the salmon has been trying to get approval for a decade. But the company now seem... [More]
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