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GMO Salmon Is Approved and Unlabeled — But We're Suing to Stop It! by Food & Water Watch

Wednesday 13 April 2016

/user/image/dossierPicture_426746.pngFood & Water Watch and a coalition of fishing, consumer and environmental groups are suing the FDA for approving GMO salmon.
This is the first time any government has approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption — and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it under a 1938 law meant for "animal drugs."

House approves EPA 'secret science' bills despite White House veto threat

Thursday 9 April 2015
/user/image/dossierPicture_666139.pngDefying a white house veto threat, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved two mostly Republican-backed bills that would change how the Environmental Protection Agency uses scientific data and advice in writing its regulations. Many Democrats, scientific organizations, and environmental groups have called the bills thinly veiled attempts to weaken future regulations and favor industry.
 

Cultivated GMOs Worldwide 2009 (from ISAAA)

Wednesday 24 February 2010

PUBLICATION OF THE ISAAA REPORT - February 2010


 

After 14 years of commercial release, GMOs are reaching 8.9% of world cultures. These GMOs are distributed only in4 plants (soya, maize, cotton, colza or canola), and the 2 first ones represent 83% of these, despite numerous other unused authorizations. They all are pesticide plants modified either to be herbicide tolerant (i.e. to absorb an herbicide like Roundup without dying - 62.4%), or to produce one or two new insecticides (21.4%), or both. Other promised characters are not there. America groups 89% of GMOs in surface, or 97% of food and feed GMOs excluding the indian and chinese cotton. On this continent GMOs are not labeled nor assessed more than three months on mammalian health before acceptance, and often not at all anymore with blood analyses. They are thus more easily spread out. By contrast Europe cultivates less than 0.2% of GMOs, overall in Spain.

We regret that a body like ISAAA begins its report by "biotech crops and their vital contribution to the alleviation of poverty, hunger and malnutrition" citing a 1970 Nobel Prize, since these GMOs have from the beginning fed essentially porcs, cows and poultry of rich countries.