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FDA Cancels Release of GMO Mosquitoes in Florida Keys

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 9, 2016 - 12:39pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered (GE) mosquitoes in the community of Key Haven in Monroe County, Florida. The release of the GE mosquitoes would have been the first-ever in the United States, but FDA failed to conduct adequate testing for potential impacts to people, threatened and endangered species, and the environment.

Victory! Organic Standards Board Votes to Remove Controversial Food Additive

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 21, 2016 - 10:53am

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the National Organic Standards Board—the 15-member stakeholder body that advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture on issues related to organic food production—voted 10 to 3* to remove the controversial food additive carrageenan from the list of allowed non-organic substances.

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