Help Stop Genetically Engineered Salmon

You may have heard about the AquAdvantage transgenic salmon – it’s is the first genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for the food supply, yet the human health impacts of eating these GE fish are essentially unknown. 

An AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon, top, compared with a same-age control. Photo via. LA Times & Aqua Bounty Farms

An AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon, top, compared with a same-age control. Photo via. LA Times & Aqua Bounty Farms

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its draft assessment about the impact of GE salmon in December – but this study does not adequately examine the risks posed by the potential commercialization of the first GE food animal.

Luckily, we can do something. We have until late February to collect public comments on the need for a more thorough assessment of GE salmon.

We are asking chefs, food professionals, and restauranteurs to sign onto a letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg. The letter expresses our concern about GE salmon, presses for much more rigorous GE salmon analysis, and states that any GE salmon that may be sold in the future must be adequately labeled.

Please click below to read the letter, and add your name:

The letter and signatures will be delivered to Commissioner Hamburg on February 21. Please add your name if you are concerned about the impacts of GE salmon!

Posted by: Alisha Fowler

2 Responses to “Help Stop Genetically Engineered Salmon”

  1. Larry Cosgrave Says:

    even the hint of potential wild contamination or even a hint of potential harm to humans must err on the side of caution since once loose – that’s it. Stop this genetic tampering – it is another example of arrogant science like bottle-feeding of babies, the ‘green’ revolution, etc.

  2. cathy grant Says:

    Americans and Canadians deserve to know about our food sources. The risks posed by the potential commercialization of GE salmon has not been adequately assessed. Stop GE salmon production please.

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