Ask Your Legislators to Ban Genetically Engineered Salmon!
Please watch this hearing (video begins at 29:00 minutes) conducted by the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard on December 15, 2011, to examine the risks of introducing the genetically engineered salmon into the U.S. marketplace.
The day after the hearing, the Canadian non-profit Living Oceans broke the news that AquaBounty, the company seeking FDA approval for its genetically-engineered salmon, tested positive for a new strain of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) in November 2009. ISA is a virus that has triggered devastating disease outbreaks (90% death rate) in stocks of farmed Atlantic salmon around the world.
Tell your legislators to ban these Frankenfish today!