Sign the petition against genetically engineered Salmon

This weekend, over 10,000 FRESH petition signatures against genetically engineered salmon were delivered to the FDA. And guess what: after three days of hearings, the FDA agreed with us that there’s significant concerns about genetically engineered salmon, and it must go through a rigorous public review before further consideration for approval.

This is huge. We are putting a stop to the corporate fast-tracking of genetically engineered salmon in our food system!

We still have a lot of work ahead of us. The corporations pushing genetically engineered salmon aren’t backing down. We need to take advantage of this victory and re-organize to stop genetically modified salmon once and for all.

Let’s blow them away.  Will you help us reach 20,000 signatures standing against genetically modified salmon on our plates?

The FDA agreed that the small sample sizes, incomplete data and poor scientific assessments in the research done on genetically modified salmon warrant concern.

Dr. Gary Thorgaard, the only member of the Committee with expertise on fisheries, called on FDA to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement, a sentiment echoed by other members of the Committee during the discussion period. The FDA will publish the final environmental assessment that they have thus-far kept from the public and open it up for the required 30-day public comment period. This only happened because of our tremendous protest and could end up meaning slowing down this process by years.

In light of the numerous unknowns raised throughout the two day meeting, FDA officials announced that any approval will require post-market review and data requirements, but we must make sure that they also require proper regulation and safety assessments.

That means we still have quite a battle to fight! Please join us in our outcry! We will deliver signatures to the FDA as part of the public comment period when it opens.

Please join us in our outcry! Sign the FRESH petition against GE Salmon today!

Eat safe,

Lisa Madison
Distribution & Outreach Coordinator
© 2008 FRESH the movie – New thinking on what we’re eating.


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