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Genetically Engineered Salmon

Help Stop Frankenfish
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The biotechnology industry has genetically engineered a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so it can get to market sooner and make more money, faster.

It’s up to us to demand that President Obama direct the FDA on this matter. Learn more about GE salmon and take action.

GMOs in Africa?

Not all is well with agriculture in Africa. In addition to the buffeting from intermittent deluge and drought, the continent is facing pressure to replace its traditional small scale farming way of life with factory-style food production that emphasizes growing more of fewer types of crops, such as corn, cotton, and sorghum, for export around the world. This transformation is being marketed under the guise of helping African farmers produce more food to deal with hunger.

Carbon Monoxide

When shopping for meat, most consumers rely on color to determine how fresh it is. So why would the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allow an additive that makes the packaged meat look red and fresh even beyond the time it is safe to eat? That’s what we’d like to know, especially considering that the additive in question is carbon monoxide. Find out what you need to know to shop and eat wisely.

Milk Proteins

You may never have heard of something called milk protein concentrates, but dairy farmers certainly have.
Unregulated imports of cheap milk protein concentrates are driving down the price of domestically produced milk and putting American dairy farmers out of business. And fewer American dairy farmers mean fewer choices for consumers, who are seeing increasing amounts of MPCs’ new, unregulated protein source‚ in their food supply. Find out what this means for you.

Cloned Animals

The FDA has approved meat and milk from cloned animals and their offspring for human consumption, despite widespread concerns. Help stop this controversial food before it reaches your plate and learn more about cloned animals.

Learn more about our work in Africa.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has been touted as the next revolution in many industries, with more than 300 nanoproducts already on the market and sales of over $30 billion in 2005. This includes everything from sunscreen and stain resistant clothing to food, food packaging and dietary supplements. Learn more/read our report, “Unseen Hazards.”