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FDA okays Frankenfish – coming soon to YOUR dinner table

By Dan Bacher The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 19 approved genetically engineered salmon, “Frankenfish,” as being “safe” for human consumption, in spite of massive public opposition to the decision. The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) announced it was “disappointed” in the decision, joining a broad coalition of fishing groups, environmental organizations, […]

December 3rd

Sen. Merkley – GMO Frankenfish are not worth the risk!

By Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) When I first heard that the Food and Drug Administration was considering approving a genetically-engineered salmon, I got a little queasy. The FDA has never before approved a genetically-modified animal for human consumption. But it might just happen as soon as this week — even though the FDA’s review has been […]

November 9th

Why is the US government pushing other countries to buy GMOs?

Our sister blog, Eat Drink Better, notes with disgust the way our tax dollars are being spent to basically shill for Monsanto and their GMO food products overseas. “A new report reveals U.S. government officials routinely acted as PR reps for Monsanto, to ‘twist the arms’ of small countries in order to sell biotechnology products around the […]

July 2nd

Can we get GMO labeling? Monsanto hates the new Right-to-Know Bill

Do Americans have the right to know what’s in our food? Do we have the right to choose to NOT eat Genetically Modified (GMO) food? The next round in the years-long battle has begun, as Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congressman Pete DeFazio (D-OR) introduce the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act (read the Senate bill here, House bill here). […]

April 30th

Europe moves to save the bees – will US follow?

It’s been pretty definitively proven that particular pesticides are decimating the world’s bees – threatening farmers and our food supply as well as wildflowers and wildlife. Definitively enough that the European Union has just moved to ban them. So the question remains – when will the US act? Neonicotinoid pesticides are a new class of […]

April 30th

GMO frankenfish are coming – unless you act…

By Credo Action Late last year the FDA quietly took a major step toward approving the “frankenfish,” AquaBounty’s genetically modified salmon. Its approval would be a radical move by the FDA – the first genetically modified animal ever to enter our food supply. It’s no wonder the FDA posted its final review, clearing the way for […]

February 20th

Now the GOP wants you to cut back on meat?

One result of the impending sequester could be a meat shortage, starting in April. Remember all those fun salmonella outbreaks? The FDA has a team of inspectors that go out there and make sure your meat isn’t going to kill you, but not very many of them (hence all the outbreaks), and if the sequester […]

February 19th

This Valentine’s Day, green is the new red

Show her your love is sustainable… because on Valentine’s Day you care enough to say “I love you” in a way that also says you love our planet (and you want to make it a better place for our children). This is the biggest shopping day of the year for chocolate and flowers… go green […]

February 14th

What’s for Christmas dinner? How about some Frankenfish?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft environmental assessment (EA) finding, in spite of much evidence to the contrary, that genetically engineered (GE) AquaAdvantage salmon pose no risk to the environment. The document claimed that the fish “will not have any significant impacts on the quality of the human environment of […]

December 24th

How the admin chickened out on protecting farmers

I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories about the abusive way this country raises its chickens, cows, and pigs. But I’ll bet you didn’t realize there’s another species that’s victimized almost as much as the animals: The humans who raise them, who are caged and penned in by huge agribusiness almost as badly as the animals. […]

December 4th