Fwd: Breaking: FDA moves to approve GE salmon
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From: Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch <act@...>
Date: Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Breaking: FDA moves to approve GE salmon
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Genetically Engineered Salmon Is Swimming Past FDA Regulators On the Way to Your Local Market
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BREAKING: The FDA is set to approve GE salmon
The FDA is doing everything in its power to give American consumers a terrible holiday gift by taking the final step toward approving genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the first GE food animal. Even after countless Americans have expressed their deep concerns about this frankenfish, the FDA has turned a deaf ear moving forward with this reckless approval. That's why we're asking Congress to block the approval of GE salmon — join us by emailing your members of Congress today!
AquaBounty, the biotech company responsible for bringing us GE salmon, used its own data to convince the FDA that this fish is safe to eat. Of course they think it's safe: their profits are inextricably linked to its approval. That's why it's so outrageous that the FDA would take AquaBounty's word over that of dozens of legislators and scientists, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, not to mention thousands of concerned consumers. The best way we can fight the FDA's abuse of its approval power is by asking members of Congress to keep GE salmon out of our grocery stores.
And if the approval of GE salmon wasn't enough to zap the holiday spirit right out of you, this frankenfish may be hitting the market without any sort of label, meaning that concerned consumers will have no way of choosing to avoid GE salmon. We must demand that our members of Congress lead on this important issue, before it's too late!
Our members of Congress are responsible to us as citizens, which is why we're asking you to email them directly. By reaching out to them, you are showing that Americans all across the country don't want to see GE salmon swim into our local grocery stores. Regardless of the political party of your members of Congress, we believe that there is an opportunity for bipartisan opposition to the FDA's reckless decision. Send an urgent email to your members of Congress today asking them to take action on this important consumer protection issue.
Tell your members of Congress to keep GE salmon off our plates:
Thanks for taking action,
Food Program Director
Food & Water Watch
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