Food & Water Watch and a coalition of fishing, consumer and environmental groups are suing the FDA for approving GMO salmon.
This is the first time any government has approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption â and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it under a 1938 law meant for "animal drugs."
PUBLICATION OF THE ISAAA REPORT - February 2010
After 14 years of commercial release, GMOs are reaching 8.9% of world cultures. These GMOs are distributed only in4 plants (soya, maize, cotton, colza or canola), and the 2 first ones represent 83% of these, despite numerous other unused authorizations. They all are pesticide plants modified either to be herbicide tolerant (i.e. to absorb an herbicide like Roundup without dying - 62.4%), or to produce one or two new insecticides (21.4%), or both. Other promised characters are not there. America groups 89% of GMOs in surface, or 97% of food and feed GMOs excluding the indian and chinese cotton. On this continent GMOs are not labeled nor assessed more than three months on mammalian health before acceptance, and often not at all anymore with blood analyses. They are thus more easily spread out. By contrast Europe cultivates less than 0.2% of GMOs, overall in Spain.
We regret that a body like ISAAA begins its report by "biotech crops and their vital contribution to the alleviation of poverty, hunger and malnutrition" citing a 1970 Nobel Prize, since these GMOs have from the beginning fed essentially porcs, cows and poultry of rich countries.