The U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday launched a unified website for biotechnology regulation. The agencies timed the rollout to coincide with January 2020’s observance of National Biotechnology Month.

New forms of biotechnology allow for the modification of living
Continue Reading Federal agencies join efforts for electronic home for biotech regs

Salmon-I-knoy-you-are In November 2015 the FDA approved the first genetically engineered salmon as fit for human consumption, paving the way for genetically modified organisms to become a regular part of the American diet. The “super salmon” designed by AquaBounty Technologies produces growth hormones year round rather than just during the summer
Continue Reading Even if GMOs are safe, mandatory labeling is a good idea

Mark Lynas, the British environmentalist and author, recently wrote in the Washington Post that activists should not be more convincing than scientists when it comes to issues like GMO food. But in Massachusetts, activists from organizations such as the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group and MA Right to Know GMOs
Continue Reading Northeast U.S. Continues to be a Hotspot for GMO-Labeling Bills

An October online survey of 524 adult residents of Florida found that respondents are concerned about food safety and genetically modified foods and believe they do a good job of keeping themselves safe from foodborne illnesses. However, they may be unclear about which foods, preparation techniques or cooking methods pose
Continue Reading Online Survey: Floridians Concerned About Food Safety, GMO Foods