Right now, FDA is in the process of approving the first genetically engineered (GE) animal meant for human consumption: the GE AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon. Congress must speak up to stop this dangerous and misguided approval process. Already Rep. Dennis Kucinich called on FDA to slow down its process and ensure that the public has sufficient time and all available data to provide meaningful and informed public comment.

Please write your Congressional Representative and Senators and urge them to sign on to the dear colleague letters that are circulating the House authored by Rep. DeFazio, Kucinich, Thompson, and Miller and the Senate authored by Sen. Begich.  Additionally, urge them to contact Rep. Waxman and Sen. Harkin demanding that they hold oversight hearings on the regulation of genetically  engineered animals.

You can sign the petition letter being delivered to congress.

Submitted from the Center for Food Safety

The Center for Food Safety (CFS) is a non-profit public interest and environmental advocacy membership organization established in 1997, for the purpose of challenging harmful food production technologies and promoting sustainable alternatives. CFS has offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA.