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Senate Committee Approves Amendments Banning Horse Slaughter, Labeling GE Salmon

Two amendments added to the Senate agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday deal with horse slaughter and genetically modified salmon. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced an amendment during the full committee markup that would ban horse slaughter, calling it both a health and a budget issue. “We should not be stretching already tight budgets …… Continue Reading

Citing Food Safety, Consumer Groups Petition FDA on GE Salmon

Consumer groups formally petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to switch gears and evaluate genetically engineered (GE) salmon as a food additive, not a veterinary drug, as the agency has been for several years. Though the political fight over GE salmon has primarily focused on the potential environmental impact of the technology–a fight… Continue Reading

Senate to Hold Hearing on GE Salmon

Tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 15) at 10:30 a.m. the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard is holding a hearing to examine potential environmental risks of genetically engineered (GE) fish.  The hearing will examine questions about environmental safety issues surrounding genetically engineered fish, focusing on possible risks to wild fish stocks, fisheries and aquatic… Continue Reading

Alaska Senators Seek GE Salmon Ban in Budget

From both sides of the aisle, Senators Mark Begich (D-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are again taking aim at the genetically engineered salmon, which now may be closer than ever to federal approval. The Alaska senators introduced two amendments they hope to add to the 2012 agriculture appropriations bill being considered on the floor this… Continue Reading

Congress, Public Not Fooled by Engineered Salmon

The latest salvo by proponents of genetically engineered (GE) salmon [“Big Salmon Says Science Is On Its Side” by Dan Flynn, July 28, 2011] takes direct aim at letters sent by 23 members of Congress to FDA earlier this month urging the agency to put the brakes on its misguided approval process for the AquAdvantage… Continue Reading

Big Salmon Says Science Is On Its Side

If you think you have the best idea since Jesus Christ used only five loaves and two fishes to feed the multitude, chances are you are going to fight for it. After taking shots from politicians from so-called Salmon states, AquaBounty Technologies in recent days has begun a counteroffensive for its genetically tweaked Atlantic salmon…. Continue Reading