There's something eerie about genetically engineered salmon -- and it's more than a fear of the rise of Frankenfish. The real problem is what happens if genetically engineered fish escape into the wild.
Right now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed to deregulate genetically engineered salmon -- which means they could end up in our rivers and oceans as well as on our plates.
Native salmon populations are already declining and struggling to survive; genetically engineered salmon entering their habitat could be devastating. There's a serious concern that genetically engineered salmon will create competition for native salmon and potentially spread diseases to wild populations.
Take action and tell the FDA it needs to fully evaluate the impacts of genetically engineered salmon on the environment -- taking into consideration threats to wild salmon and their habitat. Then the agency should deny the request to deregulate genetically engineered salmon.
February 15, 2013 Action Alert ID# 62
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