Genetically Engineered Fish
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HOUSE RESOLUTION REBUKES FDA FINDINGS ON GE SALMON

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SUMMARY: "A group of Alaska legislators are fighting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary findings on genetically engineered salmon. On Tuesday, Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage proposed a resolution calling upon FDA to further investigate the effects of producing genetically engineered salmon. HJR5, which has garnered bipartisan support, also asks the federal government to require labeling genetically modified salmon if it is to be sold. The resolution is in line with concerns raised by Alaska’s congressional delegation."

GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON - A FAST GROWING HYPE

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SUMMARY: "The U.S. government may be about to approve genetically modified salmon from the company AquaBounty. If the salmon is allowed, it will become the first genetically modified animal heading for our dinner plates. The salmon is genetically engineered to grow faster, and the company therefore argues that the fish will help to feed a hungry world. “Here once again we have the GM industry proclaiming it is going to save the World. This time with a luxury product, salmon, of all things.

WINNEMEM WINTU CHIEF SAYS FRANKENFISH MUST BE STOPPED

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SUMMARY: "Caleen Sisk, Chief and Spiritual Leader of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, said the Tribe strongly opposes the tentative approval of genetically engineered salmon by the Food and Drug Administration. “Salmon is in our traditional stories, songs and dances,” said Sisk. “We must stay pure to exist in the ancient circle connecting our tribal customs to salmon. The Winnemem Wintu have a right to protect salmon, and certainly NOT allow them to be genetically modified in anyway.

NEW LEGISLATION TAKES AIM AT ‘FRANKENFISH’

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SUMMARY: "Legislation to ban sale or shipping of genetically modified salmon in the United States, and to require that such products be labeled as genetically engineered was introduced in the U.S. Senate Feb.7 by Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. “Alaska has been supplying the world with nutritious salmon for decades,” said Begich, who chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard.

ASSEMBLY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON

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SUMMARY: "The Petersburg Borough Assembly spoke out against genetically engineered salmon by way of a resolution during its regular meeting Monday afternoon. Resolution 2013-2 opposes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s preliminary finding of no significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the U.S. with approval of AquaBounty Technologies, Inc’s application to market genetically modified Atlantic salmon in the United States. “In councils past we have sent resolutions not supporting this modified salmon,” Petersburg Borough Assembly Mayor Mark Jensen said."

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