Category Archives: GM fish

Law suit launched against GE salmon

Press Release
Jan. 20, 2014
Ecojustice, Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society

Environmental groups take federal government to court for permitting manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada

Approval fails to consider invasiveness threat, puts wild salmon and environment at risk

Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.

“Canadians expect their government to implement, not ignore, the laws that protect our ecosystems from harm,” said Tanya Nayler, one of the Ecojustice lawyers representing Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society. “By granting approval for this genetically modified species without obtaining all the legally required information, the government has failed to meet their legal obligation.”
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Target and other big retailers say they won’t stock GE salmon

GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

According to a news item today on the BBC, drawing on research from Memorial University.

Major US grocery stores won’t stock GE fish

sign the petition against GE salmon

New Facebook page on Frankenfish

Islanders  Say No to Frankenfish.

‘Frankenfish’ moves closer to your dinner plate

By Emily Wasserman

Feb 6 2013

Consumers have until Feb. 25 to comment on the Food and Drug Administration’s draft assessment determining that a modified salmon poses no threat to the environment. Comments can be made on the FDA’s website for 60 days following the draft assessment, which was issued in December. After the comment period closes, the FDA will determine whether or not to approve the fish for commercial use and consumption. Continue reading

Action Alert Genetically Engineered Salmon

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FDA poised to approve genetically engineered salmon despite unknown risks to human health   
Inevitable accidental release of transgenic fish into the wild could devastate native fish populations and ecosystems!

Comments due February 25, 2013

Tell FDA: Do Not Approve Genetically Engineered Salmon!

FDA Moves Towards Approval of First Genetically Engineered Food Animal

December 21, 2012
3:49 PM
Anna Ghosh

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

WASHINGTON – December 21 – “Today, despite insufficient testing and widespread opposition, AquaBounty’s genetically engineered (GE) salmon took the final step towards becoming the first FDA-approved genetically engineered (GE) food animal. Continue reading

If U.S. approves GE salmon, Canada may follow suit: memo

Altered fish on federal ministry's menu

The latest on GE salmon

US about to approve GM fish?

Press Release

U.S. Rubber-Stamp of GM Fish Imminent?

U.S. approval would trigger corporate plans to produce genetically modified salmon eggs in Canada, but Environment Canada remains silent

For Immediate Release

October 11, 2011.  The White House has confirmed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finished an environmental assessment of the genetically modified (GM) fast-growing Atlantic salmon called “AquaAdvantage”. The assessment is expected to be released to the U.S. public soon, for a 30-day comment period. Continue reading