Is your salmon going to come with a side of growth hormones?
The federal Food and Drug Administration is on track to approve AquaBounty AquaAdvantave transgentic salmon – the first genetically engineered animal intended as food for humans. This new hybrid salmon will combine DNA from Atlantic salmon, Chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout. There’s no proof that eating these genetically engineered salmon is safe. What we do know is the fish will produce enough growth hormones year-round to grow at twice their natural rate.
So which salmon will you be buying in the supermarket – salmon from nature or from a lab? You won’t know!
EWG is fighting for your right to know what you are eating and feeding your family, but we need your help. The FDA is accepting public comments. We need you to take action today and demand that the FDA fully review and label genetically engineered salmon.
Click here to sign our petition to the FDA demanding that genetically engineered salmon be labeled!
These salmon are engineered with genes from another species (an eel-like fish!) to produce growth hormones year-round causing them to grow twice as fast. There have been no long-term studies on the safety of eating genetically engineered salmon, nor has the environmental or economic impact of this salmon been adequately reviewed.
And even though the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires fish to be labeled wild-caught or farm-raised, there will be no labels letting you know if your salmon has been genetically engineered.
We have the right to know what we are eating! The FDA is now accepting public comments. We need you to take action today. Please sign our petition.
Click here to sign our petition to the FDA! We have a right to know if we are eating genetically engineered salmon.
Thank you for signing our petition,
President, Environmental Working Group