Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

June 01

GE salmon and wild brown trout breed, creating hybrid fish

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 ― A recent study by Canadian researchers reveals genetically engineered (GE) salmon can breed with wild trout, creating a hybrid fish that may pose a serious environmental threat. As AquaBounty’s AquAdvantage GE salmon approaches Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, many activists and consumers are pressing for more research. AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon is engineered […]

June 01

Study finds increased levels of arsenic in chicken

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2013 – In a study published online Saturday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found arsenic levels in chicken that exceed those that occur naturally.  Researchers also cautioned that this could translate into a small increase in cancer risk over a lifetime of eating chicken, and may result in around 124 […]

June 01

Shocking rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in supermarket meats

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 – A recent study by the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) reveals shocking rates of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in U.S. supermarket meats. An alarming 81% of ground turkey and well over half of ground beef and pork chops tested contained some form of these “superbugs.” Established in 1996 to track antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria, NARMS is a […]

March 08

Widespread seafood fraud in the U.S.

Oceana study finds up to 33% of seafood sold in the U.S. may be mislabeled From my column in the Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON DC, February 23, 2013- Seafood has become an important part of the American diet.  The American Heart Association (AHA) and the new Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. government both recommend two seafood […]

February 16

Maggots, rodent hair and worse in your food

FDA’s Defect Action Levels and what they mean to the consumer. From my column at Communities @ Washington Times Even though I like to think of myself as an adventurous diner, there are certain things that I refuse to eat- rat hair and cockroach feces spring to mind.  No, this was not on an episode […]