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2015-02-02 | permalink
Genetically modified plants created by British scientists to contain health boosting Omega-3 have been declared a safe alternative to fish oil. A crop of camelina (false flax) has been spliced with genes to produce an oil rich in fatty acid normally only found in fish.
2014-10-20 | permalink
Production of genetically engineered fish is banned in California waters. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill; however, there is a loophole.
2014-10-03 | permalink
Center for Food Safety (CFS) cautiously welcomes California law AB 504, signed by Governor Jerry Brown, which bans commercial production of genetically engineered (GE) salmon in all state waters. However, CFS also warns that the bill contains a dangerous loophole that must be closed.
2014-09-30 | permalink
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a North Coast lawmaker’s bill banning the commercial production of genetically altered salmon.
2014-06-10 | permalink
92% Think GE Food Should Be Labeled Before Sold; 92% Think GE Food Should Meet Government Safety Standards Before Sold; 92% Demand the Government Label GE Salmon
2014-06-04 | permalink
If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if U.S. Senators on both sides of the aisle have their way.
2014-05-26 | permalink
Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a bipartisan amendment offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. It marks the second year that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a GE fish labeling amendment. The bill, with the labeling language intact, will now head to the Senate floor in the coming weeks for a vote.
2014-05-22 | permalink
For many corn and soybean farmers in the U.S., the new normal is to plant genetically modified crops.
2014-05-15 | permalink
This is the latest frontier in the battle over genetically modified food. Atlantic salmon, altered with genetic material from a chinook salmon and an ocean pout. The result is a fish that grows to market weight twice as fast as wild salmon. "Most producers will say it takes 24-30 months to produce a market size salmon. We can do that in 18," said AquaBounty CEO Ron Stotish.
2014-04-07 | permalink
Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon — or any other engineered fish or meat — on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption.