The government of Panama has revealed that, in July of this year, it levied a fine on AquaBounty Technologies, the Massachusetts-based company seeking government approval to bring the first genetically modified salmon to market in the U.S. AquaBounty apparently did not have the necessary water use and water discharge permits necessary for running its operations…

Kroger and Safeway, the largest retail grocery companies in the U.S., have reportedly agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The decision was released Monday by a coalition of food safety, consumer, health and fishing groups. The two grocery chains are now part of more than 9,000 stores across the country that have rejected carrying…

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.…

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration not to dismiss congressional opposition to the approval of genetically engineered (GE) salmon.

House and Senate lawmakers each sent separate letters to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg Friday urging the agency to not approve the fast-growing GE fish, primarily over economic and environmental …

Washington, DC-based Food & Water Watch is praising Congress for “uniting” against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expected approval of genetically-engineered (GE) salmon.

The groups executive director, Wenonah Hauter announced Thursday that a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced “critical” legislation (H.R. 521) mirroring a Senate bill from the end of January (S. 230) …

Leaders of 12 environmental groups ganged up on “supersalmon” Monday, demanding that the Food and Drug Administration conduct a thorough environmental study before deciding whether to approve genetically engineered (GE) salmon for the U.S. market.

 “How FDA approaches this first request for approval of a GE animal for mass production and human consumption will set …

A federal Food and Drug Administration panel has wrapped up its hearings on genetically modified salmon with no immediate recommendation on whether to approve the so-called “supersalmon” for distribution to American supermarkets.

New York Times reporter Andrew Pollack reports that the panel “seemed to conclude” that GM salmon “would be safe to eat and for the …