Tell Canadians: Don’t Eat Farm-Raised Salmon—It Might be Genetically Engineered

Aug 04, 2017, AquaBounty announced the sale of 5 tons of genetically engineered AquaAdvantage Salmon to commercial buyers in Canada.  Eating this salmon might lead to serious health issues (see below). Because it’s unlabeled, the only way to avoid it is to 1) stop eating salmon, 2) only buy wild caught, or 3) know the… Read More Tell Canadians: Don’t Eat Farm-Raised Salmon—It Might be Genetically Engineered

Research Exposes New Health Risks of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and Salmon

By Jeffrey Smith Just when genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes got their approval by the Cayman Islands and the government of Canada’s Prince Edward Island is trying to approve GM salmon, new research reveals unexpected and potentially dangerous effects of genetic engineering. Unfortunately, neither the makers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) nor their regulators conduct the… Read More Research Exposes New Health Risks of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes and Salmon

It can be done.  It is being done.  On April 18, 2017, San Juan Capistrano became the second city in Orange County, California to adopt an organics-first policy to control weeds and pests in parks and open spaces following the lead of Irvine.  It all started with one woman’s action. Kathleen Hallal is the mother… Read More

Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths

A permit application has been filed with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for the release of genetically engineered diamondback moths in New York.  To comment, go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/19/2017-07840/availability-of-an-environmental-assessment-for-the-field-release-of-genetically-engineered United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) in response to an environmental release… Read More Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths

Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

ArborGen, Inc.  with headquarters in Ridgeville, South Carolina, wants “non-regulated status” for their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees.  As required by law, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has published the draft Environmental Impact Statement with a public comment period.  To comment, go to https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2012-0030. To read more about the threat of industrial tree plantations,… Read More Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees

Genetically Engineered Apples Debuting in Midwestern Stores February 2017

Deep concerns about safety are raised once again following Okanagan Specialty Fruits recent announcement that their genetically modified non-browning Arctic® Golden sliced apples will be placed in select midwestern U.S. stores starting in early 2017.  Watch for Arctic® Golden sliced apples in the cooler section with other grab-and-go packaged fruit and veggie snacks. In an interview for Capital Press,… Read More Genetically Engineered Apples Debuting in Midwestern Stores February 2017

GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart

By Claire Robinson, VIA GM WATCH: A new analysis using cutting-edge molecular profiling methods shows the genetic engineering process caused large increases in two potentially toxic compounds in a Monsanto Roundup-tolerant maize.  A GMO maize variety that has been in the food and feed supply for years is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart,… Read More GMO maize NK603 is not substantially equivalent to its non-GMO counterpart