The Aquabounty’s salmon will be the first GE Animal approved for human consumption.
In April 2012, the FDA met assessments by all relevant agencies for approval but was blocked by congress because of safety and environmental concerns.
Last week, the White House has rescinded its order to block the FDA from Aquabounty’s GE Salmon approval.
One of the most concerning issues is the genetic integrity of the food chain. These genetically modified and engineered fish will be introduced into the natural eco system and mate with regular breeds and continue to create hybrid breeds, never being tracked. Another concern is that this salmon will not be labeled so consumers won’t know what they are buying.
Can you take action to keep genetically engineered salmon out of the
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I urge you to direct the FDA to reject the approval of Aquabounty's GE Salmon. The FDA does not currently have adequate safety testing to ensure that these animals will be safe for human health, wild fish populations and the environment.
Worst of all, while consumers have a right to know what's in their food and how it's being produced, under current law, these genetically engineered salmon would not have to be labeled.
There are numerous studies that address and support the health risks associated with, and evidenced by, unprecedented cancer rates caused by long term consumption of GMOs by laboratory animals.
There are long term studies that demonstrate the irrevocable and negative impacts on native populations of species (such as Africanized bees).
These genetically engineered animals should be rejected for consumer and environmental safety reasons.
Thank you for your consideration.
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