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Lawsuit Challenges FDA’s Approval of Genetically Engineered Salmon

ExaminerApr272013GMSalmon_largeA coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations has sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. “FDA’s decision is as unlawful as it is irresponsible,” said George Kimbrell, senior attorney for Center for Food Safety and co-counsel for the plaintiffs. “This case is about protecting our fisheries and ocean ecosystems from the foreseeable harms of the first-ever GE fish, harms FDA refused to even consider, let alone prevent. But it’s also about the future of our food: FDA should not, and cannot, responsibly regulate this GE animal, nor any future GE animals, by treating them as drugs under a 1938 law.” Read the article, Click here 17:15

Seattle salmon fishing industry reacts to FDA approval of genetically engineered salmon

On Thursday the FDA ruled genetically engineered salmon are just as safe to eat as any other salmon.  The news was not well received at Seattle’s Fisherman’s Terminal. “I think it’s a horrible idea,” said Spencer Anderson, who is a commercial fisherman with his father based out of Fisherman’s Terminal. “It kind of feels like they’re choosing the salmon as a guinea pig,” said Paula Cassidy, owner of Wild Salmon Seafood Market. The AquaAdvantage Salmon are the first genetically engineered animal approved for humans to eat. Read the article here 15:28

1.5 Million Objections to Genetically Engineered Salmon Filed with FDA – Previously undisclosed documents reveal requests by many companies seeking government approval to grow controversial salmon in U.S.

FrankenFishWashington, D.C. – infoZine – Earthjustice, Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety, and Food & Water Watch will join nearly 1.5 million people who have raised vehement objections, based on science, policy and law, to a proposal before the Food and Drug Administration to approve genetically engineered salmon, the first-ever GE animal intended for human consumption. The comment period ended Friday, April 26 at midnight. continued