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Up to 144,000 Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes are Being Released in the 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

Top Food Service Company Aramark Rejects Genetically Engineered Salmon Ahead of First U.S. Sales

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

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

750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys

The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District (FKMCD) today approved the first-ever U.S. release of genetically engineered mosquitoes. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More