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Florida approves risky release of billions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in scientifically flawed experiment

Overlooking potential public health risks, FDAC approved the release of several billion more genetically engineered mosquitoes. Read More

Genetically Engineered Mosquito Imminent Mass Release Ignores Science, Public Health and Environmental Risks

In defiance of science and public health concerns, today EPA approved the mass release of billions of experimental genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes into the United States’ most populous and agriculturally significant states. Read More

Conservationists and Farmers Sue Over Trump Administration Removal of Most Genetically Engineered Organism Regulation

Today, Friends of the Earth and allied plaintiffs filed a new federal lawsuit challenging a USDA decision to end most GE organism oversight. Read More

GMO Mosquitoes Released in Florida Keys

Despite scientific concerns and public outcry over the human health and environment risks, the field trial’s first phase will release up to 144,000 GE mosquitoes over the course of the next 12 weeks. The full trial will release up to a billion GE mosquitoes over a two-year period in Monroe County, Florida. Read More

Groups Urge Regulation of Genetically Engineered Animals Stay with FDA not USDA

This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Read More

Food Service Company Aramark Rejects GE Salmon

Top food service company Aramark just announced its commitment not to sell genetically engineered (GE) salmon. The producer of the salmon, AquaBounty Technologies, announced plans to sell its first-ever harvest in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. Read More

Federal Court Declares Genetically Engineered Salmon Unlawful

Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated core environmental laws in approving the genetically engineered salmon. Read More

Public Comment on Darling 58 American Chestnut Closes

The release of genetically engineered chestnut trees could have irreversible and unpredictable impacts on vulnerable forest ecosystems. Read More

Gene-Silencing Pesticides Pose New Risks to Health, Environment and Farmers

This opens the door for any exposed organism to potentially be genetically modified directly in the field, without any prior risk assessment. Read More

Largest U.S. Retailers Reject Genetically Engineered Salmon Ahead of Potential First U.S. Sales

People across the country have made it clear that they don’t want to eat genetically engineered salmon, and food retailers are clearly listening Read More