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November 20, 2014
Press Releases : Newly Released Documents Reveal Collusion Between FDA and Pfizer on Arsenic-Based Animal Feed
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) colluded with the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to downplay the results of a study that links inorganic arsenic, a human carcinogen, to the U.S. food supply.
November 19, 2014
Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste facilities. Fresh Water Accountability Project (FWAP) and Food & Water Watch (F&WW) brought the suit.
Press Releases : Documents Reveal AquaBounty’s Irresponsible Management Prior to Fines for Environmental Violations on GE Salmon
Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth again called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deny AquaBounty Technologies’ (LON: ABTX) regulatory application for genetically engineered (GE) salmon, as new evidence from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) shows that the company previously handed over responsibility for most safety dimensions of its Panamanian facility—including regulatory compliance and security of the operation—to an independent contractor. News of this grossly irresponsible management decision follows recent revelations that AquaBounty admitted breaching numerous environmental laws at its experimental production facility for GE salmon in Panama. Documents AquaBounty submitted to the SEC, part of the biotech company’s bid to join the NASDAQ Stock Market, indicate that in 2013 AquaBounty handed over management of its Panamanian facility to an independent grower, whose death this summer apparently left the facility in a precarious state for several weeks before the company negotiated a new lease with new operators.
Press Releases : Advocates Urge Congressional Appropriations Leaders to Protect Child Nutrition Programs from Chinese Poultry Imports
Groups urged Senate and House to include a provision in the final FY 2015 funding bill for USDA that would prohibit the department from purchasing any food product that contains processed poultry from the People’s Republic of China for various nutrition programs USDA administers.
Press Releases : Nanotechnology in Food: Critical EU Vote 24 November
Food & Water Europe today called on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to secure a moratorium on the use of nanotechnology in food and food packaging, saying the risks of the technology are so grave that it needs its own laws.
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November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Until last year, small, yet significant levels of arsenic may have laced your chicken dinner, but Big Pharma really didn’t want you to know. And once again, industry influence over government prevailed over protecting public health.