Bill to Ban GE Salmon

A bi-partisan effort to ban genetically engineered salmon is making its way through Congress.

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A group of congresspeople, mirroring a similar Senate bill introduced in January, have drafted legislation to keep genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the first GE food animal, out of American grocery stores and restaurants. The bill rides on the tails of the US Food and Drug Administration’s expected approval of the fish, which Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch’s executive director, believes may have “disastrous consumer health and environmental consequences.” At least 30 members of the House have written the Obama administration, expressing concerns over GE salmon, which grows to market size twice as fast as conventional salmon.

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