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October 28, 2014

Press Releases : GM Salmon Company Fined Heavily for Repeated Violations in Panama

October 28, 2014—Brussels and Washington, DC. Officials in Panama fined U.S. biotech company AquaBounty Technologies a near-maximum US$9,500 after ruling that the company has been operating in violation of environmental regulations during its experiments with genetically modified (GM) salmon. Food & Water Europe, Food & Water Watch, the Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth U.S. today called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to terminate its ongoing safety review of GM salmon and to reject AquaBounty's pending application to sell the company’s GM fish in the United States.

Press Releases : AquaBounty Fined for Repeated Environmental Violations on Genetically Engineered Salmon

Officials in Panama have ruled that AquaBounty Technologies has been operating in violation of environmental regulations as it experiments with genetically engineered (GE) salmon in that country. In a decision that could challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) ongoing safety assessment of AquaBounty’s GE salmon, Panamanian officials fined the company $9500. Food & Water Watch, Center for Food Safety and Friends of the Earth called on the FDA today to terminate its regulatory review and deny AquaBounty’s pending regulatory application to sell the company’s GE fish in the United States.

October 27, 2014

Press Releases : Privatized Food Inspection Raises More Safety Concerns

Food & Water Watch today urged USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to reassess the agency's positions on equivalency for privatized inspection systems.

New Fact Sheets

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New Issue Briefs

Issue Briefs : Haddonfield’s Water Future

Haddonfield, New Jersey should retain local public ownership of its water resources to best protect the interests of consumers and the environment.

New Reports

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New Blogs

October 28, 2014

Blogs : Sysco-US Foods Merger More Trick Than Treat

Last December, Sysco, the United State’s largest food distribution company, announced it wanted to buy its largest competitor, US Foods.

October 25, 2014

Blogs : Filmmaker: Dear Governor Brown is about “Democracy versus Dollars”

“In California, the story of the anti-fracking movement is about protecting what people have already worked so hard to protect,” said filmmaker Bunker Seyfert. “People understand the problems with fracking, they understand what’s at stake – polluted air and water – and they’re mobilized against it. The only reason it seems like a fight is that there are millions of dollars being poured into it by one of the wealthiest industries in the world.”