04 Aug '11, 1pm

Lawmakers pushback the FDA, no GMO salmon in this country

Lawmakers pushback the FDA, no GMO salmon in this country

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the FDA to stop dismissing its opposition to GE salmon. The fish in question is a farm-raised salmon modified so that it can eat year round and fatten up faster. According to Food Safety News : House and Senate lawmakers each sent separate letters to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Friday urging the agency to not approve the fast-growing GE fish, primarily over economic and environmental concerns. The House approved an amendment by Congressman Don Young (R-AK) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) last month that would bar the FDA from spending money to approve an application for the controversial salmon. Seventy-eight percent of the 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed opposed approval of the fish until more research is completed, according to a story A.K. Streeter wrote over at TreeHugger . So it seems lawmakers are listening to the call. Again Food S...

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Walnuts are Crunchy Drugs, FDA says

Walnuts are Crunchy Drugs, FDA says

planetgreen.discovery.com 03 Aug '11, 3pm

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eatdrinkbetter.com 30 Jul '11, 7pm

The genetically engineered salmon may also pose increased risks of causing allergic reactions, according to Consumers Unio...