We think the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was wrong to approve GMO salmon. But in November 2015, the FDA did just that.
So far, “Frankenfish” hasn’t been sold in the U.S. because Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) managed to get the FDA to ban the import and sale of GMO salmon until the agency agreed to establish labeling guidelines for it.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture meanwhile is working on finalizing GMO labeling rules for all foods, following passage in July 2016, of what became known as the "DARK Act." Those rules are shaping up just as we expected: as nothing more than a weak scheme involving QR codes and telephone numbers—and little or no useful labels for consumers.
Murkowski says that’s not good enough. So she’s reintroduced a bill to require clear labels on GMO salmon.
It’s only a matter of time before GMO salmon shows up in U.S. stores and restaurants. Please take action today!