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Florida Keys delays vote on release of 750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes after public outcry

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) today delayed its vote on the proposed release of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes due to concerns over COVID-19.

Community members and environmental groups denounce Florida Keys plans to release genetically engineered mosquitoes

Despite public outcry and scientific dispute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved GE mosquitoes for environmental release.

Press Advisory: Community members and environmental groups hold rally to stop Florida Keys from releasing GMO mosquitoes

A broad coalition of concerned community members and environmentalists will gather on June 16, for a rally and press conference to demand the Florida Keys Mosquito Control Board commit to not releasing GMO mosquitoes into their communities.

Farm and Environmental Organizations Rebuke New USDA Regulatory Review

Today, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their official rules revising federal regulation of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Under the new federal rules, USDA has significantly reduced its regulatory responsibility for GE organisms.

Amid coronavirus crisis, federal approval of genetically engineered mosquito ignores risk

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in Monroe County, Florida and Harris County, Texas.

Gene-edited animals will intensify factory farming and the climate crisis, could harm human health

A new report from Friends of the Earth and Logos Environmental reveals that the use of gene editing in farm animals poses risks to human health, the environment and animal welfare.

FDA Lifts Import Ban on Genetically Engineered Salmon

The FDA's decision to allow GMO salmon onto the U. S. market runs counter to sound science and market demand. More than 80 retailers have said they won't sell this risky, unlabeled GMO fish and polls show consumers don't want it.

USDA Releases Shoddy GMO Labeling Rule

USDA’s new labeling rules are a disaster, with huge loopholes that could keep consumers in the dark as new GMOs rapidly enter our food supply.

New genetic extinction experiment raises environmental and health alarms

Gene drives could have serious and potentially irreversible impacts on public health and the environment. We need to stop these risky experiments from being rushed out of the lab and into the environment and our communities.

NEW REPORT: Gene Editing in Agriculture Poses New Risks to Health, Environment

On the heels on the European Court of Justice’s ruling requiring organisms developed using new genetic engineering techniques to undergo GMO risk assessments, and several new studies revealing “genetic havoc” as a result of gene editing, Friends of the Earth and Logos Environmental released a new report today, Gene-edited organisms in agriculture: Risks and unexpected consequences.