August 15, 2011
Genetically Engineered Salmon: Labels?
The development of genetically engineered salmon and its potential introduction into the American food supply has encountered opposition from Congressional members, who have called on the FDA to suspend its review process for the salmon. There is opposition on other fronts. Legislation has been introduced in California that would specifically target genetically engineered salmon for labeling. Mandatory labeling is a strategy that has largely been ineffective as a tool to educate the public regarding their consumption of GE food, due to the fact that the FDA has not required the labeling of genetically engineered food.