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The Fight Against FDA-Approved GMO Salmon Heats Up

Touch the Soil News #413 Last November, the Food and Drug Administration approved the genetically engineered salmon from AquaBounty Technologies. The company’s operations are in Canada, but its corporate headquarters are in Maynard, Massachusetts. A broad coalition of environmental, consumer and commercial and recreational fishing organizations are suing the USDA for approving the first-ever genetically engineered salmon. The salmon contains DNA from three fish creating a rapid weight-gain animal. Suing the FDA are the following groups: Center for Food Safety Earth Justice Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations Institute for Fisheries Resources Golden Gate Salmon Association Kennebec Reborn Friends of Merrymeeting Bay Ecology Action Center Food and Water Watch Center…

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When We Eat Salmon, We Become, in Part, What the Salmon Eats

Touch the Soil News #165 A couple of weeks ago we did a two-part series on Cargill – the world’s largest food company (See Touch the Soil News #145 and #146). To be a food company, also means you can be involved in the early stages of the food chain. For example, you could be involved in what farmed fish eat which ultimately ends up being in the fish you eat. EWOS, a world leader in feed for salmon farms, is being acquired by Cargill Last week, Cargill announced it entered into a purchase agreement to buy EWOS – a global leader in supplying feed to salmon-farming enterprises for approximately…

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