Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ask for More Before GMO Salmon Approval

Looking for a petition to sign?  Here's a good one from the Organic Consumer's Association. 

Add your name to the long list of people who oppose approval of genetically modified (GMO) salmon because there are too many unanswered questions.

People have concerns about allergies, growth hormones, and nutrition. People also have concerns about escaped fish competing with wild salmon and other wild fish for limited food.  The sense that the FDA approval process is not transparent enough also fails to reassure people.

Senator Murkowski from Alaska raised these same concerns and has also asked that the government agency that manages the nation's fisheries, the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, be involved in the process.

All of these concerns seem pretty important to resolve before we unleash this modified, so-called Frankenfish on the world.

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