Is your ‘Chef’s Special’ dinner protected by copyright law? Do you know what potentially problematic chemistry your yoga mat and your bread (plus about 500 other grocery items in your pantry) might have in common? Consumers increasingly turn away from genetically modified food: does the food industry give a flip? Does the FDA? For all this food news and more — including a long list of factory-farm foolishness to boggle the noodles of non-sociopathic food fans — read on!
The FDA stands ready to approve GMO salmon, despite fishy science. The USDA recently announced a $500,000 grant to develop GMO pigs. Recent world events highlight the risks (and ethics problems) surrounding GM animal research. According to reports out of Russia, some 5 million swine have died within the last two weeks in the Anhui Province of China. EU reports call the event ‘a catastrophic situation,’ and officials suspect the disaster resulted from genetic testing gone horribly wrong.
USDA recently announced that it was going to provide a half a million dollars in funding for a company called AquaBounty, who are pursuing research on how to “invent” genetically modified salmon that are sterile, so they won’t have the ability to interbreed with the native species.
FDA poised to take action on the first-ever application to market a genetically engineered salmon without adequate consideration of environmental risks and public input
Whew! Last week was a doozy, and my to do list is full of a whole range of food-related stories from across the Important Media Network and across the web that I wanted to share with you…