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Un Nuevo Informe Desmiente el Mito del Consenso Científico sobre la Seguridad de los Transgénicos

Amigos de la Tierra y Food & Water Europe publican hoy un nuevo informe que expone cómo la industria manipula la información sobre los cultivos y alimentos transgénicos para generar la idea de que existe un “consenso científico” en torno a la seguridad de sus productos.

November 25, 2014
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MEPs Vote for Food Nanotech Moratorium, Kick Back Commission Clone Plans

Food & Water Europe warmly welcomed the news that MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted last night for a moratorium on nanotechnology in food until proper risk assessment methods have been established and such products proved safe.

November 19, 2014
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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.

October 28, 2014
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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.

October 7, 2014
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After Six Years of Inaction, Consumer Organizations Urge Feds to Implement Catfish Inspection Program

Today, a coalition of consumer and advocacy organizations called on the Office of Management and Budget to create an inspection program for domestic and imported catfish.

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Don’t Play Geopolitics with Shale Gas

This morning, Members of the European Parliament and environmental groups played the board game ‘Fracking RISK’ to highlight how shale gas fails to offer a real solution to climate change or to the EU’s growing dependency on imported natural gas. In the lead up to the ‘Global Frackdown’, an international day of action against shale gas on 11 October, Food & Water Europe and Friends of the Earth Europe were warning against the environmental and social harm that fracking for shale gas brings.

October 6, 2014
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Food & Water Watch Urges USDA to Protect U.S. Consumers from Australian Meat, Re-Evaluate Equivalency of Meat Inspection System

Food & Water Watch today asked USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to re-evaluate the equivalency determination for AMEIS. This is the fifth time two years that Food & Water Watch has made this request.

September 30, 2014
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FERC’s Approval of Dominion Cove Point Sacrifices Communities and Public Health

“In its approval of the Dominion Cove Point LNG export facility late Monday evening despite local opposition, the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) chose to sacrifice the well being of Maryland communities and endanger public health in favor of hefty profits for Dominion Resources. Cove Point will be one of the largest LNG export facilities in the U.S., and the first of its kind to be located so close to a community.