Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Approved Seafood Imported Into The U.S. Is Often Raised On A Diet Of Pig Feces

Another reason to beware of the toxic ingredients in your food supply is upon us, this time involving the seafood that’s imported into the United States. Seafood has long been the subject of concern, from the radiation that’s lurking in fish affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, to the child slave labor that’s a part of the multi-billion dollar shrimp export industry. However, the latest news concerns the fact that much of the seafood eaten in the U.S. contains pig feces. That’s right, you just may be ingesting pig excrement with every forkful of tilapia. Lose your appetite yet? Read the article, Click here 08:32

Murkowski to place hold on FDA commissioner nominee

A Senate panel on Tuesday approved Dr. Robert Califf to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, but President Barack Obama’s nominee may face trouble. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she will hold up a vote on the Senate floor until she has reassurances from the agency that genetically modified salmon will be labeled. The Alaska Republican has said the engineered salmon approved by the agency last year could be harmful to her state’s wild salmon industry. Read the article here 09:51

Obama breaks his promise on frankenfish, (and everything else) and Alaskans will pay

baby fishermanFor close to two decades, AquaBounty, a company from Massachusetts, has been genetically modifying salmon. Apparently the whole years in the ocean, swimming back to the home creek, spawning upriver natural progression, is just too much of a pain. It takes too long. The Food and Drug Administration has been reviewing this “salmon” for some time. The White House decided to keep that report under wraps until after the election. (Like Keystone) Make no mistake. I’m furious with the Obama administration. Read the article here 17:39

Seward Fishing Community dismayed by FDA precident approving genetically modified fish

Word that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the humaRec-camp-fishers-e1448133594324-600x490n consumption of a genetically modified animal for the first time ever Thursday, the dreaded “Frankenfish,” traveled fast in Alaska. Several Seward residents SCN spoke with were not happy about its implications, either for the Alaska fishing industry, or for consumers. In a town that prides itself on the plentiful supply of wild Alaska salmon, halibut, cod, and other species, and on supporting sport and commercial fishing, that’s not surprising. Read the article here 16:14

This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Support for Frankenfish surfaces in DC.

A group of 90 scientists and biotechnology execs from around the world are pushing President Obama to expedite approval of genetically modified salmon for US markets. They urged in a letter last week that the Food and Drug Administration put an end to the long wait for final approval of laboratory produced salmon made by Aqua Bounty Technologies. Listen, and read the rest 17:54

Updated Advice on Eating Fish During Pregnancy

“These findings very consistently demonstrate that among women who consumed more fish during pregnancy — or at least the amounts we’re currently recommending — that there were improvements in children,” Dr. Stephen Ostroff, the F.D.A.’s acting chief scientist. Read more here  15:43

Good Morning, Fish “bullies” and “terrorists” – Murkowski blasts genetically modified salmon

“We’re not talking about GM corn or something else that is grown. We are talking about a species that moves, migrates and breeds,” Murkowski stressed. “This is an experiment that if it went wrong could be devastating to the wild, healthy stocks that our farmers of the sea depend upon.” Read more here 07:17

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Louisiana is stirring up the hornets nest again with testing imported farmed shrimp.

Under their study 95% of samples tested positive for at least one illegal antibiotic. What needs to be done is a study by a independent organization as it is in Louisiana’s interest to put a bad name on imported shrimp to protect their domestic industry. Tom Wendt, Read more here  15:36

Mass. Fishing industry Bill expands appeals rules for transfer of permits

gdt iconProposed legislation to protect due-process rights of the holders of fisheries licenses and permits has passed the Massachusetts House and is on the way to the Senate for deliberation there. Read [email protected]  01:27

Our View: One fish, two fish … way too many fake fish – Was it wild salmon you ordered? Would you be surprised and disappointed to learn that you got coho instead? Read [email protected]

1.5 Million Objections to Genetically Engineered Salmon Filed with FDA – Previously undisclosed documents reveal requests by many companies seeking government approval to grow controversial salmon in U.S.

FrankenFishWashington, D.C. – infoZine – Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety, and Food & Water Watch will join nearly 1.5 million people who have raised vehement objections, based on science, policy and law, to a proposal before the Food and Drug Administration to approve genetically engineered salmon, the first-ever GE animal intended for human consumption. The comment period ended Friday, April 26 at midnight. continued

Tampering with our Future – Genetically engineered fish, the FDA and labeling GE/GMO foods, By Anne Mosness

The thought of experimenting with animals to create new life forms that can be patented, produced in commercial feedlots, and marketed without labeling makes most people very uneasy.,,,Consumers need to be aware that U.S. food policies are undergoing huge changes and if they have concerns, they need to contact their legislators, members of Congress and the Food and Drug Administration. The potential for negative impacts on human health, the environment, traditional food producers and businesses make transparency, safeguards and regulations very important. continue

Did the Obama admin sit on an FDA report for political reasons? why were they just released Dec. 21 — seven months later?

ATT00001The Food and Drug Administration released long-awaited documents Dec. 21 on genetically modified salmon: an assessment of the fish’s potential environmental effects and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact” of the fish on the environment. This brings AquAdvantage salmon — Atlantic salmon that has been modified with a growth hormone gene from chinook salmon so that it reaches maturity faster — a significant step closer to FDA approval.

Astute readers will notice that the recently released documents are dated May 4. So why were they just released Dec. 21 — seven months later? In a Dec. 21 email, a spokesperson for the FDA explained it this way: “Yes there was a delay. As you are aware, we’ve been working on this for a while, and it was an oversight in our [quality control] process. We are working to address it now.”  Read more

Public Comment Sought on Genetically Modified Salmon

Instructions for electronic submissions are at http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments should be addressed to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Comments should refer to the docket number, Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0899.
For further information contact Eric Silberhorn, Center for veterinary medicine (HFV-162), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855; 1-240-276-8247, or email [email protected]

Alaska Delegation Fillets GM Salmon Report – Begich said. “I will fight tooth and nail,,,,,,,”

FrankenFishANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska’s congressional delegation was united in its opposition Friday to a draft report from the federal Food and Drug Administration saying that the nation’s health and environment wouldn’t be significantly harmed by genetically modified salmon. The fish, introduced by Massachusetts biotechnology firm AquaBounty, are engineered to grow much larger than wild salmon — but many Alaskans see them as a threat to both the market for and the existence of wild fish.  Read More