With the public comment period on genetically engineered (GE) salmon coming to an end this month, we want to invite you to add your voice to the growing community of individuals and organizations concerned about the impacts of GE salmon.
The story is, AquAdvantage transgenic salmon is the first GE animal intended for the food supply, yet the human health impacts of eating these GE fish are essentially unknown.
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 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 read the letter, and add your name by April 15.
The comment period ends April 20, and we’ll be sending signatures to Congress soon. Please add your voice!
Posted by: Alisha Fowler