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Pfizer’s Fight to Keep Arsenic in Chicken Feed


  By Alison Fairbrother and Donna Trussell Cross-posted with the Washington Spectator.  Arsenic is natural, but it’s still poison—not to mention carcinogenic—and therefore has no place in the food chain. But that’s just where it is because of the Pfizer drug Roxarsone, which is fed to factory-farm chickens to spur growth and give packaged poultry …

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Genetically Engineered Salmon: FDA Says It’s Safe, but Consumers Say “No Way”


Back in September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that a genetically engineered fish grown in a lab was “as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon,” and will “not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.” Conclusions were based largely on data prepared by AquaBounty Technologies, the company that …

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