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.
Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decisions on whether federal and Hawaiʻi state laws preempt Hawaiʻi counties’ authority to regulate genetically engineered (GE) crops and pesticide use.
SAN FRANCISCO— Yesterday a judge in the Northern District of California delivered a crushing blow to the nation’s beekeepers and imperiled honey bees.
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.
Fish And Wildlife Service Agrees to Phase-Out Genetically Engineered Crops and Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides on National Refuges
A National Victory Nearly Ten Years in the Making!
By Michele Simon and Andrew Kimbrell,