Tag Archives: genetically engineered

GE salmon: a precedent-setting approval

March 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Despite some 400,000 public comments opposing genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 26, 2012, that it is prepared to give transgenic salmon its final stamp of approval. The FDA issued a positive environmental assessment and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact.” The public […]

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What we need to know about genetically engineered foods

December 13, 2012

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by Rose Montana —  Food derived from genetically engineered (GE) crops entered the U.S. food supply sometime after 1996, the year in which the first GE crops were planted. Chemical companies, including Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow and BASF, that produce these never-before-in-the-history-of-planet-Earth organisms have succeeded in keeping most consumers in the dark regarding genetically modified organisms […]

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Health updates

August 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding Monsanto’s recombinant (genetically engineered) bovine growth hormone (rBGH), also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), being driven off the market. Monsanto’s bovine growth hormone being driven off the market The Organic Consumers Association has been working to educate and mobilize consumers and retailers (Starbucks, for example) to boycott milk […]

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