Genetically Engineered Fish
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CLATSOP COUNTY (USA) BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OPPOSES GENETICALLY-MODIFIED SALMON

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners is urging federal regulators to block approval for a new genetically-modified salmon. On Wednesday the board unanimously approved a resolution asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reject an application from the Massachusetts-based company AquaBounty Technologies for its genetically-engineered AquAdvantage salmon. On Dec. 21 the FDA released an environmental assessment that deemed the new salmon safe for the environment. A 60-day comment period follows before the agency issues a final ruling."

GE SALMON STILL IN STORM OF CONTROVERSY

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Opponents of GE salmon have continued to complain about a myriad of issues surrounding the regulatory system. Also in the mix are lawmakers from states where commercial salmon would face competition from their GE cousins. The U.S. government is a step closer to approving the first genetically engineered animal, an Atlantic salmon produced by AquaBounty, for human consumption. On Dec.

OPPONENTS GEAR UP TO BLOCK FDA APPROVAL OF FRANKENFISH

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Fishing groups, consumers and health organizations are launching a final push to keep genetically modified fish off American dinner plates. [...] Alaska Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have asked the FDA for a 60-day extension of the comment period. Senators from Washington, Oregon and Maryland backed the request. No word yet on whether it will be granted. Meanwhile, Begich said the agency is moving “full steam ahead with fine-tuning its Frankenfish regulations.” He said he isn’t optimistic that public opinion can derail a federal OK."

FEDS PRONOUNCE GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON OK; MURKOWSKI SAYS BALDERDASH

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Kenai River angler Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was railing against ”Frankenfish'' again on Friday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave a green flag to long-running efforts to produce bigger, faster-growing, genetically modified salmon. Murkowski, backed by Alaska fishing organizations, has repeatedly tried to stop such approval by tying the agency up in red tape. She previously tried, but failed, to get the Senate to require the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration be intimately involved in the process."

AQUABOUNTY HOPING TO SERVE DNA-ALTERED SALMON ON US PLATES

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "ABC News was given exclusive access to see the facilities up close and an opportunity to taste this mysterious fish that FDA scientists say “is as safe as food from conventional Atlantic salmon,” although have yet to officially approve it for public sale.

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