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David Kirby – Lawsuit Charges FDA Ignored Safety Warnings About GMO Salmon

Consumer, fisheries, and environmental groups have sued the agency over its approval of AquaBounty’s product.   he controversy over genetically engineered salmon is headed to court. Several environmental, consumer, and fishing groups filed suit on Thursday against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over its approval of a lab-developed fish that combines genes from three fish species: Atlantic salmon, Chinook …

rubber from lettuce

Study points the way toward producing rubber from lettuce

Prickly lettuce, a common weed that has long vexed farmers, has potential as a new cash crop providing raw material for rubber production, according to Washington State University scientists. Writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, they describe regions in the plant’s genetic code linked to rubber production. The findings open the way for breeding for desired traits …