Stop Genetically Engineered Salmon from Reaching Your Plate!
  • Petitioned Marci Larkins

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Center For Veterinary Medicine, FDA
Marci Larkins
Commissioner, Food & Drug Administration
Margaret Hamburg
Commissioner, Health and Human Services
Kathleen Sebelius
President of the United States

Stop Genetically Engineered Salmon from Reaching Your Plate!

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      Food & Water Watch

Genetically engineered salmon are on a fast track to being the first GE Animal approved for human consumption. The FDA is trying to approve GE salmon as a new animal drug, but the truth is U.S. Food agencies don't have a way to fully evaluate the impacts of GE salmon on human health or the environment. Worst of all, if these GE salmon are introduced into our food system, they won't be labeled, so consumers won't know what they're buying.

Can you take action to keep genetically engineered salmon out of the U.S.?

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