March 21st, 2013 - Jill Ettinger
As the FDA gets closer to make its final decision on the approval of a genetically modified salmon—which would be the first bio-engineered animal allowed in the food supply—major U.S. retailers have pledged not to sell the fish, reports the New York Times.
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October 7th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
New data published in the recent issue of the journal Environmental Sciences Europe finds that U.S. farmers are using significantly more applications of toxic pesticides than in 1996 when pesticide intensive genetically modified crops were first widely introduced, reports Reuters.
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June 3rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a proposal seeking the approval to release millions of mosquitoes into Key West that have been genetically modified by the British technology firm, Oxitec. If approved, the decision would make the laid-back popular vacation spot the backdrop for a very controversial experiment.
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October 4th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Efforts to bring awareness to the reasons why genetically modified foods should be labeled are underway in a number of different campaigns across the U.S. with targets all set to a potential California ballot initiative in 2012 that could enforce statewide mandatory labeling on all foods containing GMOs.
Read More:Mandatory Labeling of GMO Foods Up to Californians