Lawsuit Challenges FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Last November, we posted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved a genetically engineered (GE) salmon: AquaBounty Techonologies’ AquAdvantage Salmon. This approval marked the first time that the FDA authorized selling a genetically engineered animal for human consumption. Immediate backlash followed the FDA’s November 19, 2015 announcement from environmental and consumer advocacy groups. On […]


If we’re going to label GMOs, let’s do it sensibly

In my last “Let’s talk biotech” post, I discussed how challenging it is to define whether a genetically improved plant is technically a “GMO”. Determining if a given food item contains genetically modified ingredients is even more difficult. There has been a lot of recent discussion about GMO labeling. On one side, you’ll hear that […]

Monsanto to be tried in kangaroo court in The Hague

According to a press release last Friday from the Organic Consumer’s Association, global farming and environmental groups plan to put Monsanto on trial for “crimes against human health and the environment” in the International People’s Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The trouble with this press release is that no such court actual exists and this […]