Genetically Engineered Fish
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ACTIVISTS FIGHT FDA APPROVAL OF AQUABOUNTY’S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON

Genetically Engineered Fish

SUMMARY: "More than 33,000 fishermen, environmentalists, food safety advocates and others have written to the FDA with concerns about the agency’s preliminary findings. Among the worries is that the genetically engineered fish might escape and mix with wild salmon. The company says that’s unlikely, not only because the fish are sterile but also because of its production process. But there’s a reason that Alaska bans salmon fish farms in the state, the Sitka Conservation Society, an environmental group in southeast Alaska, said in its letter to the FDA.

TRADER JOE’S, ALDI, WHOLE FOODS OPT OUT OF GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SEAFOOD

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SUMMARY: "The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is likely to approve the introduction of genetically engineered salmon (AquaAdvantage salmon)–the so-called “frankenfish” that has been making headlines for a year or so–later this month. With federal regulation of genetically engineered fish looking unlikely, environment and consumer advocacy groups that oppose the introduction of genetically engineered fish or meat are trying a different tact: Encouraging supermarkets and restaurants to pledge not to buy the stuff.

Islanders Say No to GM Salmon

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GM Opponents ask Premier to Ban GM Salmon Egg Production in PEI

Charlottetown – Islanders Say No to GM Salmon is calling on Premier Ghiz to
ban the production of genetically modified (also known as genetically
engineered or GE) Atlantic salmon eggs in PEI. As the United States edges
closer to approving human consumption of GM salmon in the next months,
increased attention is now focused on Canada, and in particular PEI, as the
only source of GM salmon eggs on the planet.

The experimental lab-created Atlantic salmon eggs have been produced by

ALASKAN REPS DEFY PRELIMINARY GM SALMON SAFETY FINDING

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SUMMARY: "The Alaska House of Representatives has unanimously approved House Joint Resolution 5 (HJR5), urging the US Food and Drug Administration to reconsider a preliminary finding which determined in December 2012 that a genetically modified salmon would not significantly affect the ecosystem. The resolution also asks the FDA to require labelling for GM salmon, or “Frankenfish,” countrywide if the product is eventually approved. House Joint Resolution 5 was sponsored by Anchorage Democrat Geran Tarr, who believes that genetically engineered fish has not actually been proven to be safe."

SAFETY UNSETTLED OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON

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SUMMARY: "If you want to bury an unsavory news story, the afternoon before Christmas vacation is a good time to break it. The Food and Drug Administration chose Dec. 21 to release its long awaited Environmental Assessment of the genetically modified “AquAdvantage” salmon. This move quietly slid the fish closer to making history as the first GM animal approved for human consumption. The public was given 60 days to comment, beginning winter solstice, 2012, on a farmed salmon that salmon farmers won’t be allowed to raise in the U.S., but Americans would nonetheless be allowed to eat.

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