Genetically Engineered Fish
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USA: MANDATORY LABELING FOR GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON WINS SUPPORT IN SENATE COMMITTEE

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Center for Food Safety applauds the passage of a bipartisan amendment offered by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to the FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill that would require the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) salmon. It marks the second year that the Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a GE fish labeling amendment. The bill, with the labeling language intact, will now head to the Senate floor in the coming weeks for a vote."

USA: MUCKLESHOOT TRIBE URGES REJECTION OF GE SALMON APPLICATION

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has joined with the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) in calling on the United States Food and Drug Administration to deny any application for the introduction of genetically engineered salmon into the United States until a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and further scientific review is completed and formal consultation with Northwest Treaty Tribes undertaken."

USA: CONTROVERSY SWIMS AROUND GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Environmentalists and food safety experts are raising concerns as the Food and Drug Administration considers approval for the world's first genetically modified fish."

Environmentalists and food safety experts are raising concerns as the Food and Drug Administration considers approval for the world's first genetically modified fish.

USA: NOT MANY ARE HOOKED ON GE FISH

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "Developers of genetically-modified fish and meat face an uphill battle to get their products on US store shelves."

Developers of genetically-modified fish and meat face an uphill battle to get their products on US store shelves.

The Obama Administration has stalled for more than four years on whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption.

During that time two of the nation's biggest grocers, Safeway and Kroger, have pledged to keep the salmon off their shelves if it is approved.

Canada approves production of GM salmon eggs on commercial scale

Genetically Engineered Fish

Canada has given the go-ahead to commercial production of genetically modified salmon eggs, bringing the world's first GM food animal closer to supermarkets and dinner tables.

In a decision buried in routine business in the Canada Gazette, Environment Canada said it had granted a US biotechnology firm, AquaBounty Technologies Inc, permission to export up to 100,000 GM fish eggs a year from a hatchery in Prince Edward Island to a site high in the Panamanian rainforest.

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