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FDA Allowed Unsafe Levels of Contaminants in Seafood after BP Oil Spill, Study Finds

Filed Under: No Kidding

By National Resources Defense Council
(A Rockefeller-funded NGO)

The Food and Drug Administration seriously underestimated the cancer risk from contaminants that can accumulate in seafood when the agency allowed commercial fishing to resume in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill disaster, a new study found.

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How Are Genetically Engineered Crops Affecting Foods?

By Rose Aguilar
Your Call (Audio Interview)

If you shop in major grocery stores, chances are you’re eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An estimated 70 percent of processed foods, including soup and corn chips, contain genetically engineered ingredients, and over 90 percent of the world’s GMOs are owned by the biotech goliath Monsanto.

Guests: Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First and author of Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice; Ignacio Chapela, associate professor of microbial ecology at UC Berkeley; Mike Ludwig, Truthout reporter who covers the biotech industry; Jim Gerritsen, organic seed farmer in northern Maine and one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Monsanto.

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