SAVE THE BEES!
Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides.
On December 21, the FDA released its environmental assessment of genetically engineered fish that, if approved, would be the first genetically engineered animal in the human food supply. The AquAdvantage salmon, developed by AquaBounty, is a farmed Atlantic salmon spliced with growth genes of a Chinook salmon and the anti-freeze genes of an Atlantic pout. The company claims it grows at twice the rate of conventionally farmed salmon. But further scrutiny has surfaced concerns over the environmental and human health risks, as well as the FDA approval process.
We immediately criticized the Obama administration for protecting the profits of the biotechnology industry rather than public health, wild fisheries and the environment. More than 70,000 of you wrote in to tell the FDA to keep genetically engineered fish off our plates, contributing to the coalition total of more than 1.8 million comments! The FDA was preparing to approve this genetically engineered fish despite public outcry and environmental, public health, and economic concerns. In response, Friends of the Earth kicked off the Campaign for Genetically Engineered-Free Seafood to engage the public in a market-focused effort. We’re strongly urging the FDA to listen to consumer voices calling for mandatory labeling of any genetically engineered animals.
This is the spring 2013 issue of the quarterly Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the summer 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
This is the fall 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.
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