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|Originally Posted: 3 Nov 2010|
Tell the FDA NO Genetically Engineered Salmon
FROM Center for Food Safety
Tell the Food and Drug Administration NOT to approve GE salmon AND, if the Obama Administration insists on approving these genetically engineered fish, it should require the fish to be labeled when marketed to fish farmers, fish retailers and food companies, restaurants, and when marketed to consumers.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
RE: Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0385 [Decision Maker],
RE: Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0385
I am writing to express my opposition to the approval of AquaBounty's genetically engineered, AquAdvantage salmon (Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0385), and to urge FDA to label GE salmon should it be approved despite its risks and public opposition.
As the long-shelved AquaBounty transgenic salmon is the first
genetically engineered (GE) animal intended for human
consumption, the importance of thorough human health studies and
consumer opinion cannot be understated. This animal should not
be approved for human consumption until and unless further
study, including a full environmental impact statement,
indicates that they are safe for consumers, wild salmon
populations and the environment.
I strongly oppose the approval of these genetically engineered salmon and urge FDA to reject GE salmon. Should FDA decide to approve the AquAdvantage GE salmon despite overwhelming opposition, clear, mandatory labeling is an absolute must when marketing to fish farmers, fish retailers and food companies, restaurants, and when marketed to consumers to allow consumers like myself to make informed purchasing decisions.
The changes to my food from the approval of GE salmon are material to me and my family: I need to know if the salmon I buy is genetically engineered, the first GE animal approved for food. Mandatory labeling required by FDA is the only way to protect the public's right to know about these unprecedented changes to our food.
Thank you for taking my comments under consideration...
Thank you for everything you do for animals!